The priority of the Steiner ethos is to provide an unhurried and creative learning environment where children can find the joy in learning and experience the richness of childhood rather than early specialisation or academic hot-housing. The curriculum itself is a flexible set of pedagogical guidelines, founded on Steiner's principles that take account of the whole child. It gives equal attention to the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs of each pupil and is designed to work in harmony with the different phases of the child's development.
And the ex-Waldorf School blogger says: "Looking back at my time in a Waldorf school, I think it was a good and worthwhile experience. What the teachers in my following school noticed, in comparison to my fellow students, was my independence, confidence and creativity." What more do we need?