• Does the Federation have plans to open new schools or early childhood centres in my area?

    The Federation is a support body rather than a controlling one and does not have funds to start schools or centres. These are generally initiated by parents desiring Steiner education for their children, often starting with a playgroup. Playgroups are the easiest to start from scratch. Sometimes a playgroup's growing numbers allow a kindergarten to form. Private schools and early childhood centres require Ministry of Education approval. State-integrated schools involve a partneship with the Crown.
    The Federation is able to support new initiatives with advice in many forms.