Waldorf Education is 100 years old this year. Rudolf Steiner began with a school for the children of workers in the Waldorf cigarette factory in 1919. He was influenced by Margaret McMillan and valued her pioneering approach. Today there are almost 2,000 early childhood centres and around 1,200 schools worldwide that work on the basis … Continue reading 100 Years of Waldorf Education
Maria Lyons wonders why we now ignore the right of families to take care of their children and whether modern assumptions about what is good for the economy ignore what is good for our children and our communities. The North East coast of Scotland is admittedly not known for its wonderful weather but we do … Continue reading Childcare Policy and the Economy
As any parent of young children will tell you, toddler groups exist as much for the adults as for the kids, and my local meet-up is no exception. We knock back coffee and compete to see who has had the least sleep while the children run riot on trikes. The small talk always winds its … Continue reading Are nurseries damaging our children?
Towards the Child Friendly City: children’s rights in the built environment, a three-day conference, will be held at Bristol City Hall and other locations in the city on 27-29 November. The event will bring together academics, policymakers and practitioners from the range of sectors that shape public space and infrastructure, with advocates and activists working … Continue reading Bristol to host international child-friendly city conference in November 2019