Tutors & Teaching

About our Core Tutor team:

Orsi Antal

Orsi Antal is the Core Tutor who coordinates our Level 5 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies: Leadership and Management. She is a kindergarten teacher and director of an independent Steiner Waldorf early childhood setting.

Richard Bunzl is the Core Tutor for the section focusing on Rudolf Steiner's ideas and initiatives. He writes on Steiner's ideas and is an active supporter of a Steiner Waldorf early childhood setting and home-schooling hub.

Richard Bunzl
Sam Greshoff

Sam Greshoff is the Core Tutor for the sections focusing on contemporary issues, working with parents, carers and other colleagues, and the child between birth and three. After years of experience in parent and child work and in kindergarten, Sam is now the early childhood coordinator in the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (SWSF).

Ingrid Lihou is the Core Tutor for the section focusing on child development. Ingrid has been a parent and child leader, a kindergarten teacher and a class teacher from class one to eight.

Ingrid Lihou
Janni Nicol

Janni Nicol is the Core Tutor focusing on diversity, inclusion and equality. Janni is recently retired from her role as early childhood representative in the SWSF executive group. Prior to that she has a long career as a kindergarten teacher.

Jill Tina Taplin is our Course Coordinator, and the Core Tutor for the section focusing on Steiner Waldorf kindergarten methodology. After long experience as a kindergarten teacher, she now works internationally, advising, writing and teaching about the Steiner Waldorf early childhood approach.

Jill Tina Taplin

Between us we have wide experience of working in Steiner Waldorf settings for children and young people of all ages, in the UK and internationally, and long experience in leading courses for early childhood practitioners. We regularly invite guest tutors to join us bringing their specialisms throughout the course.

During the residentials, teaching sessions include lectures, discussion seminars, exercises, role plays and a variety of artistic and practical elements. Students present their assignments to each other, reflect on their work placement experiences and study together. You will receive a yearly schedule of the topics that will be covered in the residentials and a detailed timetable before each one. During residentials, tutors are available to offer individual support which can also be arranged between residentials either on-line or by phone.