CA2018EM The Art of Caring: Working with Children under Three

Course Fee: $299.00

Course Overview

This new course was developed to meet the need for a specific training for those who work with children under three in settings such as home based child care, parent-child groups, centre based care for under threes. It is also for nannies and for parents who wish to learn more about care and education in the first three years of life based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner and the practice of caring for babies, toddlers and the child in the third year of life. This course supplements our already existing early childhood courses which mainly focus on children aged 3 – 6.

Course Code: CA2018EM
Course Coordinator:
Linda St Clair
Tutors: Dr Renate Long-Breipohl and colleagues in both teaching and nursing fields.
Venue: Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School, 213 Wonga Rd, Warranwood, VIC 3134

Course Timeline & Dates

25th – 26th August 2018
Saturdays 9.30am – 4pm, Sundays 9.30am – 1pm
Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School, 213 Wonga Rd, Warranwood, VIC 3134

Course Fees & Payment Options

EXTENSION weekend: Total $299 which includes the (non-refundable) enrolment fee of $77 and GST.

Payment in FULL with enrolment. Enrolment and payment must be received at least 2 days before the commencement of the course.

Consult your tax advisor about tax deductibility.

What our students say

The course was wonderful!  One of the best I have attended in quite some time.  Renate was incredibly knowledgeable; there was a great mix of content including lecture, workshop and hands on and the content was well organised and insightful.  I have nothing but positive feedback from my experience.”  AF

I noticed a real shift in my work with the day care after that weekend, spending much more time with patience in the care practices, eating, nappies, and dressing. I have also taken much more time and care with the baby who is 9 months old, as I feel this is so important after listening to Renate’s lectures.”  MB

Course Outline

This course explores the manifold tasks and gestures of care giving for children under three. The main focus is on working on the quality aspect of providing care and the underpinning knowledge of the participants with respect to the young child.

Extension Weekend – available to CA2016 and CA2017 students

Deepening our observations of the child, their individual development, health care and practical implementations of the work.

Steiner Education places special emphasis on the self-development of the educator with respect to meeting the child, but also with respect to working well with colleagues and parents.  These two aspects form the focus of this course, together with topics such as the practical element in the work with parent/child groups and the deeper understanding of child health.

Dr Renate Long-Breipohl

Dr Renate Long-Breipohl advises and lectures around the world in early childhood education. She has taught kindergarten, and helped pioneer Waldorf education in Australia, and represented the Australian Steiner Kindergartens on the International Association for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education. Currently she is pioneering a new course in Early Childhood “the Art of Caring: Working with children under three” with Sydney Rudolf Steiner College and has delivered it in both Sydney and Melbourne.

“Renate Long-Breipohl’s finely detailed and profound insights into early childhood development challenge us to deepen our understanding and respect for the young child. Her scholarly work is to be welcomed in an age when so many decisions regarding early childhood care and education may lack such a rich understanding.”   Lynne Oldfield, author of Free to Learn.

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