Our Programs

Tapiola Nature is inspired by the fields, forests, and streams.

We believe in co-creating a Nature Culture through experiences that support the individual, family and community.  

The child is at the centre of education.

The teacher meets each child and the group anew each day, crafting the day from the daily needs of the children.

It is the creativity of each Waldorf teacher that feeds the life forces and spirit of each child.

Parents sense an enthusiasm in our faculty that builds for the child a love for learning, their teacher and being with Nature.

​Waldorf is an education for the head, heart and hands.

The daily program moves between practical life skills and play for the hands; the arts for the heart and social/emotional skills; and academics for the head and cultural development.

Waldorf inspired education meets the child as an individual, allowing the unfolding of each child’s unique human spirit.

As we explore and play together we keep the following principles in mind:

Time: Learning is a process that happens when the group is together regularly; when the cycles of child development are noted and community is built.

Nature-based: Our programming happens in nature! Children develop a sense of place and build a lifelong relationship to nature.

Play: We encourage a child led approach, full of choice, fun, play, and holistic development.

Risk: Supported risks are taken, appropriate to self and environment

Faculty: Our leaders have a passion for the outdoors and working with children!

Waldorf education is not a pedagogical system but an art – the art of awakening what is actually there within the human being.”

Rudolf Steiner

Preschool Co-op

Parent and Child

Nature Kindergarten

Homeschool Forest Program

Nature Kindergarten

Nature Fridays

Summer Camps

Children amongst the trees