17. May 2018 · Comments Off on Parent Toddler Groups at Iona School · Categories: Forest School, Nature, Parent Toddler Group, Play

Parent Toddler Groups at Iona School are a wonderful way to experience a peaceful, unhurried and welcoming environment in which your child can socialise and explore. Drop-in to the Tuesday sessions (term time) or why not try the new ‘Little Hedgehogs’ outdoor Parent Toddler group on Thursdays-more details below.

25. April 2018 · Comments Off on ‘Little Hedgehogs’ – Outdoor Parent and Child Group at the Iona School · Categories: Forest School, Independent schools Nottingham, Nature, Parent Toddler Group, Play, The Land at Iona School

‘Little Hedgehogs’

Outdoor Parent and Child Group

at the Iona School

310 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham NG3 7DN



Thursdays term time 9.00am – 11.45am

(no admittance after 9.30am)

£4/3.25 conc.

For children up to 3 and a half years old.


Join us for a gentle, unhurried walk through the Iona land with time to explore and play.

Children can connect to nature and experience the seasons amongst the woodland and

fruit trees.


 The morning has a gentle rhythm of free play, seasonal songs and a healthy snack time.


Please bring waterproofs, wellies and

dress for the weather.


Book a place: parenttoddler@theionaschool.org.uk



07. February 2018 · Comments Off on ‘End of Half Term Cafe’ · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Parent Toddler Group, Primary schools Nottingham

‘End of Half Term Cafe’

in the school hall from 3.20pm Thursday 15th February

Come and join us for samosas and delicious homemade cakes, coffee, teas and juices.

Fundraiser for the Parent & Toddler Group

Any donations of cakes or vegetarian savouries are welcome – label all ingredients.

Please leave at reception by Thursday morning



Nicola Dixon

Parent Toddler Group Leader

03. February 2017 · Comments Off on Job vacancy: Parent and Toddler Group Leader Vacancy · Categories: Family events Nottingham, Independent schools Nottingham, Parent Toddler Group, Play, Steiner education, Vacancies

Parent  and Toddler Group Leader Vacancy

We are looking for an efficient and enthusiastic Parent Toddler Group Leader.

You will be working directly with parents and children supporting them in their journey and will be representing the school and its ingrained ethos.

You will be capable of promoting Steiner education and ethos in the best possible way and be happy to undertake further training in your role.

We would like you to have experience in Steiner education and childcare or at least a great openness to learn. You will need to be capable and organised, used to carrying out basic administration techniques, adhering to company policies and be able to show flexibility and proactivity in your role.

The group runs each Tuesday and Wednesday during term time (37 weeks a year) and is open from 9.00am-11.45am. We may over the next few years increase these days dependant on demand.

The Iona School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any offers of employment will be subject to two good employers’ references and a clean enhanced DBS check.

For an application form and job description/person specification please email fiona@theionaschool.org.uk

Closing date 20th February 2017

19. December 2016 · Comments Off on Iona Parent Toddler Group now open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term time · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Parent Toddler Group, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

The Iona School Parent Toddler Group is now running on Tuesday as well as Wednesday mornings (during term time) for babies to 3.5 year olds and their parents/carers.

14. December 2016 · Comments Off on Basket Brigade…this Saturday 17th December, 10am to 4pm in Iona’s School Hall · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Parent Toddler Group, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

Dear parents and friends,

Thank you so much for your generous donations to the Basket Brigade.  We raised over £80 from the Advent Calendars :). Iona School is an essential part of this 100% volunteer run charity and we have over 100 nominated families this year who we are looking forward to surprising with some Festive Magic!!

The packing day is this Saturday 17th, 10am to 4pm in Iona’s School Hall and it’s a wonderful day of good cheer and Festive Giving.  You and your children are welcome – let us know if you can make it – even an hour helps (especially at the end of the day!) Just email rough times to;  Vanya@indigobrave.com

And lastly – if you feel moved to give a gift to someone this Festive Season in need of some love from their community…. Please just drop in to Reception, or the older children are collecting in their classrooms.

We need a couple more Vegan and gluten free treats and any food treats as well as smellies for hard working mums and dads!!

Much love for a wonderful Festive time!

The Basket Brigade


22. July 2016 · Comments Off on Iona School Parent Child Group · Categories: Parent Toddler Group

Dear Parents and Friends,

For nine years Cristina Cooke has been welcoming parents and their young children to the Iona School for the Parent and Child Group sessions. During this time Cristina has deepened her understanding of this important task and through her dedication many parents have been helped to improve their parenting skills, having been shown something of what young children really need to experience in order to build a strong foundation for their future development. Through Cristina’s work many parents have found their way to Steiner Waldorf Education who otherwise would not have done so.

With further qualifications to her name, Cristina has decided to broaden her experience of working with young children and from September she will be working as part of the Kindergarten team for three days each week. Sadly, this means that Cristina will be unable to continue with her work in the Parent and Child Group.

The College has decided that until someone is recruited to continue this work, the Tuesday morning session will be suspended. However, the Wednesday morning parents group will continue under the care of Nicola Dixon, as it has been for the last year.

On behalf of the College, Parents and Trustees I would like to thank Cristina for her hard work, warmth of soul and devotion to the task of providing a haven of peace for so many children. She has cared for the physical environment for the sessions in an exemplary manner whilst at the same time imbuing the space with that mood of reverence which is essential to the wellbeing of our young children.

We wish Cristina all best wishes for her future work.

Richard Moore

For the Iona School Community