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Mulberry Tree Early Years Group

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Mulberry Tree Steiner Early Years Group

"an unhurried approach to childhood for children aged 3-7"

Cromhall Village Hall
Talbot's End
South Gloucestershire

Opening times: 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. We run a mixed age group from rising two to six years. Our last Ofsted was Good.

We are registered to accept nursery vouchers. We are OFSTED inspected and a registered charity: Charity No. 109956.

About The Mulberry Tree

Mulberry Tree Early Years Group is inspired by the ethos and practices of Steiner Early Years Education.

We believe that children deserve an unhurried approach to childhood. We aim to achieve this for our children by providing a safe and secure environment in which they can grow.

By creating a beautiful kindergarten for our children to work and play in, we encourage them to have a sense of wonder, reverence and love for their environment.

Our home is Cromhall Village Hall, a lovely building in a peaceful corner of South Gloucestershire. It is surrounded by farmland and quiet lanes, where the Kindergarten children have their daily walks.

We use only natural toys and materials and the children's snacks are organic and healthy. Every morning has the same rhythm: painting, baking or modelling, free play, snack, ringtime (songs), walk then story time.

About Steiner Early Years Education

All the Mulberry Tree teachers are graduates and Steiner Waldorf trained. Steiner teachers concern themselves with the development of the soul of the child as well as with skills and knowledge. Whilst the teaching has a strong spiritual element it is non-denominational. At the core of our approach is the importance of children cultivating a sense of the beautiful, sympathy with their fellow beings and their powers of observation through a process of imagination, inspiration and intuition.

Children in the Steiner school are allowed to develop at their own natural pace without being tied rigidly to tests however we do keep a close watch on their development to support their individual progress; the school has to be Ofsted approved and just recently passed an inspection. Kindergarten parent Amanda Golledge said “when we first visited Kindergarten I knew immediately this was where I wanted my child to be, now he is really looking forward to class 1".

Contact The Mulberry Tree

If you have a child or know someone who is looking for a slightly different sort of schooling visit www.mulberrytree.org.uk for more information about the Mulberry Tree, find us on Facebook or use the contact details below: Clare Benson on 01285 831463 (after 5.00pm) or clarebensonuk@aol.com

Kindergarten teacher:
Clare Benson 01285 831463 or

Parent enquiries:
Kirsteen Chalcraft 01454 413575

Parent & Toddler Group (0-3years):
Sian Whelan 01454 269701

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