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Second Waldorf early childhood studies course launches in UK

By NNA staff

YORK (NNA) - A new training course in Waldorf early childhood studies is being launched this autumn in the north of England. The North of England Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies programme (NESWEC) will provide initial early childhood training based in the York to complement a similar course in London.

Validation will be with Edexcel through the Crossfields Institute, like the London Waldorf Early Childhood course, NESWEC says. “Our intention is to have both these courses placed on the national frameworks in England and Scotland as soon as possible so that they will provide a valid early years qualification, now necessary for working in early years settings in these countries,” Jill Taplin, NESWEC course coordinator, added in an announcement about the course.

Currently the London course is the only one available in Britain.

“We aim to provide a high quality, nationally validated and accredited course in Steiner Waldorf principles and practice that will attract students from outside the Waldorf movement as well those already involved in Steiner Waldorf schools and setting,” the announcement adds.

NESWEC is also still looking for seed money for setting up the course and would welcome offers of grants or loans. “We are also ready to receive expressions of interest from interested potential students,” Taplin said.


Contact: or write to Jill Taplin, 132 High Lane, Brown Edge, Staffordshire, ST6 8RU

Item: 120625-03EN Date: 25 June 2012

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