Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education

Freeing the Spirit of Childhood

The Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education (SECA) is part of an international movement dedicated to the protection, development and strengthening of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood care and education of the child from the developmental stages of pre birth to the age of seven.

Early childhood education has a unique part to play in forming the future of humanity. As an association of colleagues, we are dedicated to supporting Steiner/Waldorf early childhood education through collaboration, communication, community building, professional development, and mentoring.

This website is a SECA funded resource. Not only professional educators, but also anyone who lives with, or cares for young children, can be inspired and enriched by an encounter with Steiner/Waldorf early childhood education. We invite you to explore the resources we have gathered on this site to learn more.

For detailed information about Waldorf/Steiner education please visit
For information about Anthroposophy - the philosophy behind the education - please visit

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, whose culture and customs have nurtured and continues to nurture this land since time immemorial. We honour the presence of the ancestors whose irrepressible spirituality flows through all creation.  

We acknowledge with gratitude that we share this land today and sorrowfully acknowledge the historical as well as the inter-generational costs of that sharing. 

We would also like to acknowledge our hope and belief that we are moving to a place of equity, justice and partnership together for the future.

Join SECA as an individual member or as an organisational member

Our seasonal newsletter 'Star Weavings' is a available to members of SECA as a benefit of membership. Look here to read complimentary past issues.


We must eradicate from the soul
All fear and terror of what comes
out of the future.

We must acquire serenity
in all feelings and sensations a
bout the future.

We must look forward
with absolute equanimity
to everything that may come.... and
we must think only
that whatever comesis given to us
by a world direction full of wisdom.

It is part of what we must learn
in this age, namely,
to live out of pure trust...
without any security in existence.

Trusting in ever present help
of the spiritual world.

Truly, nothing else will do,
if our courage is not to fail.

Let us discipline our will
and let us seek the awakening
form within ourselves
every morning and every evening.

Rudolf Steiner


Training and Professional Development

Sydney Rudolf Steiner College offers training and professional development programs to support teachers and educators wishing to deepen the work of Steiner early childhood education. 

For more information visit the website.



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