The kindergarten started from very small beginnings when three parents (Emma, Mariette and Saba), deploring the absence of a Steiner kindergarten in West London, decided to form their own. Much is owed to the hard work and dedication of these three individuals, who became our first directors and who went a long way in building up the kindergarten from a small parent-led initiative to a fully recognised and registered nursery.
After the first year, during which time The Children’s Garden had found a temporary home in a relative’s attic, our kindergarten teacher moved to Canada and Régine Charrière was appointed. Later on, we were able to move into Grove Gardens Chapel, where we stayed for a couple of years before moving to St Margarets. It was there that the kindergarten gained a real foothold in the community and that a good working relationship with the local education authority was established. When our lease in St Margarets ran out we were lucky to be able to move back into Grove Gardens Chapel and in January 2021 we moved to lovely new premises in Ham.
Our kindergarten teacher is Régine Charrière (Foundation degree in Steiner Waldorf Early Years Education, London Steiner Waldorf Early Years teaching Diploma). She works with one or two assistants.
Our eurythmist, Sandra Czemmel, was appointed in September 2016.