By Susan R Johnson, MD, JAAP

I still struggle getting my almost seven year old son asleep by 8pm. It seems there is a magic window. If we eat by 5pm and I start slowing down his activities by 6pm, then there is a good chance that he will fall asleep soon after reading stories at 7.30pm If I don’t have dinner ready until 6 or 7pm and slowdown doesn’t begin until 8 or 8.30pm then my son seems to get a second wind that keeps him awake and active until 10 or 10:30 pm at night. The next day is difficult for him. It is hard for him to get up, eat breakfast, and get to school on time. He is tired and more irritable the entire day. What is happening? Read more

The whole School was out in full celebratory force for our May Day Festival on May 1st. Kindergarten children made ‘May Crowns’ of fresh flowers (symbolising the arrival of spring and new growth) before dancing and singing around the Maypole, sharing a feast and enjoying a seasonal puppet story. Classes 1&2 and 3&4 performed and presented in the May Day Assembly, with Class 5&6 performing a joyful May Pole dance accompanied by drums and fire, dressed in their handmade medieval costumes. Read more

Class 5/6 have immersed themselves in their current History Main Lesson Block – ‘The Migration Period and Viking Age’ in the period 476-1066 CE, following the collapse of the Roman Empire in Britain.

They started by re-writing Beowulf – the Anglo-Saxon heroic poem- in their own words. They learnt about Celtic knot-work and incorporated it into their work with intricate borders. Read more


Talk for teachers, parents, therapists & anyone interested in children’s growth, development and happiness in our modern world.

Join Sensory Integration Therapist, Pia Polusen, as she explores why Sensory Integration is essential for healthy child development. Read more

We are very excited that our new Cardiff Steiner School ‘Breakfast Club’ and ‘After School Club’ are NOW OPEN and running Monday to Friday 8.00 to 9.00am and 3.30 to 6.00pm during term-time. Read more