Teacher Training Course



Wellsprings Education, at Highgate House School, Hong Kong has worked collaboratively with Crossfields Institute, UK to develop this specialist Early Years qualification in Steiner Years Early Years Education. We are delighted to offer a part-time, 2-year Conscious Teaching: Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education.

Applications are NOW OPEN on a rolling basis.

Click HERE to download the course brochure or email wellsprings@highgatehouse.edu.hk to request an application form and for any other queries.

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis and the course capacity is limited to ensure high quality of teaching.

The course is suitable if you are looking for a recognised, UK accredited qualification in early years care and education and wish to specialize in the Waldorf approach to early childhood; our Conscious Teaching Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator) is recognised by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (UK) as the required training for teaching in a Steiner Waldorf kindergarten. The course is a UK registered and regulated teaching (OFQAL) qualification and is also endorsed by IASWECE (International Association of Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education).

We also offer the popular option of undertaking “Extended Units” on to the diploma to meet the required number of hours to be recognised as an equivalent local qualification for Registered Teacher status in Hong Kong. Many past students have undertaken this add-on.

Qualification Details

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 and includes classroom-based placement hours. Learners completing this qualification may proceed directly to work in either a Steiner Waldorf Early Years or a mainstream setting. The course may suit those:

  • Already working as an assistant in a Waldorf early childhood centre, or intending to apply for an assistantship, but without previous Waldorf training
  • Wishing to take up Waldorf early childhood work in the future
  • Wanting to become a group leader in a Waldorf kindergarten
  • Working in mainstream education but wishing to know and understand Waldorf principles and practice in the early years
  • Would like to further their own personal development and knowledge about early childhood education with an interest in the pedagogy of Waldorf education

The Register of Regulated Qualifications: Crossfields Institute Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator) (ofqual.gov.uk)

When to apply?

Applications are NOW OPEN and places are offered on a rolling basis. Please email wellsprings@highgatehouse.edu.hk to register your interest.

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