Welcome to Miro House
Providing children with meaningful learning experiences in an environment of love and warmth.
Ages 3 to 6 years
We provide a warm and secure home-like environment where childhood is honoured, and children are given the gift of time. The physical, emotional, social, and spiritual nature of each child is carefully nurtured.
Children’s early learning is developed naturally through their play and the activities that are offered in the kindergarten. Daily activities include baking bread, caring for the environment, drawing, painting and building.
Early literacy and numeracy skills are developed gently and naturally in our environment, laying strong foundations for later academic learning when children enter the Waikato Waldorf School. Story-telling and Circle Time are important parts of the curriculum with a great deal of learning and memory development enabled through song, art and movement.
Our natural environment enables children to discover and explore nature as they play and engage with a variety of natural resources. Children are supported to climb trees, build with wood and ropes, work with water, mud and sand, and will experience the seasonal changes and abundance of the flower and vegetable gardens.
Through play, the children develop physical, cognitive and problem-solving skills, resilience, self-expression, concentration, reverence, investigation, language, numeracy, literacy and social skills.
Waldorf education respects the integrity of childhood and what is seen to belong rightfully to childhood. Allowing children to experience a full and healthy childhood is seen as vital for laying the foundations for a health adolescence and well-balanced adulthood.
“Children benefit from curriculum planning and assessment that is based on the Rudolf Steiner philosophy. The programme successfully engages children’s imagination and creativity, and fosters their wonder for the environment.” ERO Report, 2017
Open Monday – Friday 8.45am to 2.45pm
Thanks Trust Waikato for your support keeping our children’s mat time comfortable and warm!