NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies – Leadership and Management

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Crossfields Institute has worked collaboratively with NCFE CACHE, the awarding organisation, to develop a specialist Steiner Waldorf Early Years Educator qualification, the Level 5 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies – Leadership and Management. The London Steiner Kindergarten Training Company Ltd as lead development partner, provided subject expertise and content in the development of these qualifications.

This work-based learning qualification has been designed for learners practicing in Steiner Waldorf early years settings who already hold EYE status. The qualification will support learners in developing the pedagogical, practical and leadership knowledge, understanding and skills required to be a Steiner Waldorf early years leader. Learners completing this qualification may go on to work in a Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood setting as a leader, mentor and/or manager.

In collaboration with NCFE CACHE, Crossfields Institute is responsible for approval, ongoing delivery, and centre quality assurance of these qualifications. As specialist qualifications there are particular requirements which any centre must meet in order to gain qualification approval in terms of both staff expertise and resources.

The London Steiner Kindergarten Training Company, was established in 1991 to deliver Steiner Waldorf early childhood studies training to learners intending on working in a Steiner kindergarten. This then led to the first Department for Education approved “Full and Relevant” Steiner Waldorf early childhood education. The centre’s approach is to providing learning and self-development opportunities which prepare learners to be self-reflective practitioners with the confidence to review their practice in the light of contemporary social needs surrounding early childhood.

Registrations are now open:

Learners interested in studying this qualification should contact one of our approved centres:

If you are a centre interested in delivering this qualification, please contact Crossfields Institute on 01453 808 118 or

The qualification specification is available here.