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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.

Our aim is to share knowledge and experience among early childhood colleagues and with the community; to organise and provide professional development in Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education; and to contribute to and nourish Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf early childhood in Australia and worldwide.

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The Vital Years Conference 2024

Imitation as Phenomenon: Developing the Eyes to See and the Ears to Hear
9 - 14 July 2024 | Hobart The Vital Years Early Childhood Conference will be presented in person at Tarremah Steiner School in Hobart. Featuring keynote lectures from Silvia Jenson, Dr. Lakshi Prasanna, and Philipp Reubke. Bookings are now open.
From the IASWECE Council (International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education)
May 2024
...It is during the first years of a human being's life that he or she learns the most. This is indisputable, the amount of learning that a young child is capable of acquiring is enormous. But how do children learn? Do they learn through explanations and contents? Or do they have other innate capacities to learn? ... Rudolf Steiner spoke of education as a 'social question'. What did he mean? Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the renowned French writer, said in his biography: "If we want a world of peace and justice, we must resolutely place intelligence at the service of love." ...
About the Early Years

About the Early Years

Essential Characteristics of Steiner/Waldorf Education for the Child from Birth to Seven. The future development of each individual child and of humanity as a whole depends on health-giving experiences in the first seven years of life...

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Chaos in Everyday Life: About Cleaning & Caring

Chaos in Everyday Life: About Cleaning & Caring

- an article by Linda Thomas. When it comes to housekeeping, the concepts of disorder and chaos often get confused. In our households, order is often related to a certain regularity and clarity. I call a room orderly, when everything is in...

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Education in Light of Anthroposophy

Education in Light of Anthroposophy

Anthroposophy (which can be translated as ‘the consciousness of our humanity’) offers a pathway of understanding for those who are interested in developing an appreciation of humanity, life and the world from...

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Why Become a Member?

SECA is dedicated to supporting Early Childhood teachers in Australia through access to pedagogical resources, mentorship programs, professional and personal development and collegial community.

Becoming a SECA member is to join the growing network of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood educators across Australia and support the work of protecting childhood and strengthening Steiner/Waldorf pedagogy in the care and education of the child's first seven years of life.

Individual members will have access to SECA’s growing library of resources, access to the Vital Years Conferences and recordings, dedicated forums for access to our panel of experienced teachers and mentors, as well as the quarterly newsletter “Star Weavings”.

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Positions Vacant

View the latest early childhood vacancies in member school kindergartens and preschools around Australia.
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Member Schools

See the list of member schools, Kindergartens and Early Childhood centres around Australia 
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Individual members and organisations are invited to contact us about our mentorship programs that assist new early childhood teachers and centres across Australia. Find a mentor in your region or become a mentor... Not a member? Become a member today
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Training and Development:

Learn more about teacher training, professional development, parent education, and inner development programs from our member training organisations in Australia:

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