We are pleased to announce that the Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator) (VRQ) has just been accredited by Ofqual. Crossfields Institute have been developing this qualification over the last 18 months with the London Steiner Kindergarten Training Company Ltd (particular thanks to Lynne Oldfield) as lead development partner, who provided subject expertise and content in the development of this qualification. It is accredited through our collaboration with CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) the specialist awarding organisation for child care.
The aim of this qualification is to provide the learner with the expertise, skills and professional approach needed to be a Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher and Early Years Educator (EYE), and includes classroom based and placement hours. Learners completing this qualification may proceed directly to work in a Steiner Waldorf Early Years setting as a group leader. The qualification is also relevant to those engaged in holistic work with children such as child minders, therapists and others working with children under seven years old both in Steiner Waldorf and mainstream settings.
The Steiner Waldorf EYE qualification now on the Ofqual register represents the first ever Steiner based qualification to be accredited in this way. To view the qualification, please go to: https://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Qualification/Details/601_5130_4. Accreditation was sought in response to the findings of the Nutbrown Review of early education and childcare qualifications (2012). For further information please go to: https://crossfieldsinstitute.com/steiner-early-years/