I've been intrigued by Steiner / Waldorf philosophies since deciding to home educate Rye but so far not really looked into it; information I gleaned was mostly picked up from blogs I follow, and discussions on the Green Parent Forum. Lately I've decided to research Waldorf a bit more as much of what I've heard seems to compliment my own opinions, my spirituality and my own ideas on education of young children.
Presently I am reading Heaven on Earth; A handbook for Parents of Young Children, by sharifa Oppenheimer, loaned to me by Sarah from Carried Family, (thank you !), which I am enjoying and is giving me quite a lot of ideas, I have no doubt that what I will end up with will be my own spin on Waldorf because I simply cannot resist tweaking things; be it a pattern, a recipe or a method. And of course there are some aspects of Waldorf that are not compatible with EYFS, and as a childminder I am required to observe and rate, basically, my charge against the goals and developments that she is expected to reach. I've noticed that guidance has been written on providing a waldorf environment against the EYFS so I shall be picking that up at some point.
In the meantime I'm looking forward to reading further and seeing what develops from it..... and I'm looking forward to the Myriad order, I made this morning, arriving with the beautiful waldorf paint box and crayons - cough and a few other bits, I'm poor now lol.