Where children can be children
A safe, pressure-free, nature-rich education that protects childhood, and enables children to become healthy, confident, well-adjusted adults
Chief Executive, Adult Learning Wales
What makes the school special is the care, support and patience of all the staff and the Steiner approach, with its breadth of activities and support for young people in developing a strong sense of self, as well as the capacity to become socially and economically responsible individuals.
Following a turbulent time in state education, and not one that we had expected, my 13 year old son found sanctuary, care and support at Nant-y-Cwm Steiner School in 2021.
Bruised and battered from relentless bullying, his transformation at Nant-y-Cwm was incredible as we watched him build his confidence and re-engage in a love for learning.Read More…‘
Preparing individuals for life
An education that values the whole child: Head, Heart and Hands
HeadA developmentally appropriate curriculum to stimulate the intellect which creates freethinking and independent learners.
HeartCultivates self-awareness and self esteem. Fosters the values of: care, personal growth, trust, integrity, curiosity, open-mindedness and contribution.
HandsA practical, creative and hands-on learning approach to encourage children to take action, achieve their goals and contribute to the world.
What our alumni have to say
Some thoughts from past pupils who have attended the school
Outdoor Instructor & Environmental Educator
I love that they start formal academic learning later, in line with other European countries and plenty of research that backs up the importance of focussing on emotional, social and physical development, before academic development.
A levels & gap year
NYC made me curious and inquisitive, I feel I’m up for trying things and taking opportunities in life. It was such an altogether amazing experience.
What I loved about NYC was the lessons. Main lessons were very engaging as you get fully immersed in the subject, which made it very interesting. The emphasis was on the subject as opposed to an exam.
Chief Tech Officer & Co Founder of Human Made
Success with technology is absolutely not about learning about computers when you’re young! Working in tech requires logical thinking, critical thinking skills and perseverance, which NYC fully equipped me with.
NYC gave me self-belief and the confidence to find your own path in life. It normalises creative ways of being.
University of West England – Graphic Design
In terms of developing my soft skills, it’s an unparalleled atmosphere for learning how to be kind and warm to each other, I felt encouraged and supported. It was the opposite of bringing each other down.
Our Upcoming Events
We have open days, taster days, festivals and work days where you are welcome to visit
Date: Friday, January 19, 2024 @ 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: Nant-y-Cwm School
Want to find out more about our stimulating and supportive Steiner kindergarten and school? Our open day in January is a chance for you to see what we Read More…
What's Our Difference
Children thrive through our approach to education
Enabling children to grow and develop at their own natural pace whilst learning for its own sake, and not just for a standardized test.
The natural world creates rich, memorable and powerful learning experiences by awakening a childs’ senses.
Identifies each child as a unique individual who deserves an education appropriate to their personal, social, physical and learning needs.
An average staff to pupil ratio of 1:10 ensuring each child receives the support needed to get the most from each opportunity.
The natural and intuitive way children learn, engaging all of their body and all of their senses in making the abstract concrete.
A uniquely holistic curriculum guided by the developmental stages of childhood. It develops intellectual, artistic, physical and creative skills.