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About Us

Our teachers work from the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum ‘Te Whāriki’, the principles of Waldorf education and alongside our philosophy as we honor Aotearoa as a bi-cultural nation.

Our aim is to protect and promote the joy and wonder of childhood. We endeavour to nurture and support each child’s potential through our understanding of the Waldorf Education.


We provide an environment which offers a safe and loving atmosphere that honours and values diversity.

Governance and Management


We are owned and governed by a Trust (Wellington Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten Trust), consisting of Trustees who are passionate about the success of The Cottage.

The Centre Manager (Jaci Gilbertson) and Head Teacher (Jess Crayford) jointly hold the responsibility of day to day management to ensure the smooth running of the Cottage.

A Day at the Cottage

We provide a homelike environment with for maximum of 18 children attending each day, with a 1:6 qualified teacher ratio.



Strong partnership between home and the Cottage creates a solid foundation for children's learning journeys in early childhood and beyond.


Our Curriculum

Steiner Waldorf pedagogy aims to support the development of the whole child and this principle guides teaching and learning in our centre.

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