Each year, through our Advent Spiral, we celebrate the deepening winter with a festival of light. Our beautiful Advent Spiral is created and walked each year by the Valley Steiner Nursery children.
Looking for a nursery place for your 2, 3 or 4 year old? Funded nursery places are available at the Valley Kindergarten from September 2023. Come and visit our idyllic setting in Cragg Vale. To book a visit, please contact Kate Lunn on 07815 425139 (Early Years Manager) or Angie Whitehead (Kindergarten Teacher ) 07932 445458.
The Valley Steiner Kindergarten is rated Good by Ofsted following their March, 2022 inspection. The inspector noted that, “The kindergarten is a hive of activity. Children concentrate well on tasks and are curious and eager to learn… The curriculum is ambitious and builds on children’s existing knowledge and skills… Children behave well and are kind
Stay and Play sessions have restarted Stay and Play sessions will continue from September 2023, taking place at St. John’s, Cragg Vale on Fridays. If you would like to put your name down to reserve a place please contact us via the Valley Nursery.
We are continuing to follow all government guidance while also liaising with the Calderdale Early Years Team. If your child is showing signs of illness please do not bring them into the Kindergarten, and let your teacher know. The current strains of the virus are highly contagious. Please ensure you are aware of the full
The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship have negotiated new and modified exemptions to the EYFS that apply to registered Steiner Waldorf Early Years providers such as the Valley Kindergarten. Full details of these are available here: SWSF EYFS exemptions 2021/22
“Becoming” is the third film in a series of short films produced in celebration of 100 years of Steiner Waldorf Education.
Welcome to our new kindergarten! The Autumn term has started, and under the new title of ‘The Valley Kindergarten’, the new Kindergarten has warmly opened its doors again. After a lot of hard work by the staff, Trustees and parents, the new Kindergarten room looks amazing.There have been developments too in the garden, we have
Exciting news! The Kindergarten will now be opening for longer days, yippee! The changes are as follows: The Kindergarten day will consist of 2 sessions, 9am – 11.30am and 12.30-3pm. It will be possible to use NEF hours for these 2 sessions, totalling 5 hours per day. It will be possible for children to