Between all families and teachers we create a space where Waldorf pedagogy can be developed within everyone’s reach to establish a consolidated, future-oriented social project.
A warm and homey environment that children feel their own. Full of magic, stories, songs, theatres and love.
Our trajectory in context:
In 2013 Madreselva Waldorf Educational Association was officially born with 8 families. The growing interest in this pedagogy has promoted the Association to organize workshops, informative seminars and conferences given on pedagogy in Ciudad Real in recent years.
In addition, some of the families have carried out specific training cycles in pedagogy, which has allowed, together with the support of Antonio Malagón, promoter of this pedagogy in Spain and the educators who have joined the project, to ensure a careful implementation of this pedagogy that little by little has stopped from being foreign to the general public.
The workshops and conferences organized usually have numerous attendees who see how this Association, beyond implementing pedagogy, incorporates a social inspiration that includes meetings that enrich and interest different audiences in the city.
How do we work?
We try to reduce costs by working collaboratively and in solidarity through commissions. The Association has been growing step by step and currently has 40 families and more than 80 members and collaborators who are organised in different committees (management, organisational, economic, maintenance, etc.) which allows the Association to be self-managed and offer multiple activities: ecological workshops of soaps, oils, cosmetic products, workshops related to nature in the Association’s vegetable garden, courses in crafts, sewing, basket weaving, handicrafts, various extracurricular activities, parents’ school and guest seminars on a variety of subjects.
What infrastructure do we have?
In the new headquarters of the Association, remodelled by the families themselves and inaugurated in September 2015, we have a centre of 400 m2 that the families maintain with a long-term lease that has, for the moment, six classrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, independent bathrooms for each classroom, multipurpose rooms and a library, as well as 1,500 m2 of outdoor space in the middle of nature, which allows us to fully develop the requirements of this pedagogy.
We rely solely on the resources of the Association’s own families and donations from supporters. The Association has committed itself to a long-term loan on favourable terms with the owners of the space in order to pay the costs of the refurbishment with the families’ contributions.
When will it be an homologated school?
At the moment we are in the final stages of the process to get the space ready to house a Waldorf Kindergarten and Primary School which will therefore accommodate children from 3 to 12 years old, as well as our traditional nursery playgroup. It will have 6 classrooms, dining space, indoor and outdoor playground, staff room and 4 toilets.
The space already has all the conditions of accessibility, safety, emergency exits, risk control, analysis of critical points, health checks and controls, which have made it possible to apply for approval as an Educational Centre from the Regional Ministry of Education of Castilla – La Mancha. At present we already have the approval of the Declaration of Social Interest from the City Council of Ciudad Real.
We can assure you that there are only a few steps to go before we can inaugurate our desired homologated school. We will keep you informed.