Teacher Training Course


We are thrilled to announce that Highgate House is now the official Hong Kong Centre for the London Steiner Kindergarten Teacher Training Course! We are delighted to be chosen as the approved overseas subsite for this highly respected London course in partnership with CACHE and the Crossfields Institute.

We offer a part time 2 year Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator) This will lead on to an optional Level 5 in Leadership and Management.

*APPLICATIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2017 INTAKE NOW CLOSED* Applications for our next intake will re-open around July/August 2017 for a start date at the end of 2017/early 2018 (TBC)


This qualification has been built to meet the criteria for Early Years Educators required by the UK National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

The course is suitable if you are looking for a recognised, validated UK qualification in early years care and education and wish to specialise in the Waldorf approach to early childhood.

The course may suit those:

  • already working as an assistant in a Waldorf early childhood centre, or intending to apply for an assistantship, but without previous Waldorf training
  • wishing to take up Waldorf early childhood work in the future
  • wanting to become a group leader in a Waldorf kindergarten
  • working in mainstream education but wishing to know and understand Waldorf principles and practice in the early years

Please note: our CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator) is officially recognised by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (UK) as the required training for teaching in a Steiner Waldorf kindergarten: it has a clear focus on the specific principles and practice of Waldorf kindergartens.

When to apply?

Applications are now CLOSED for the February 2017 intake. Applications will re-open in Summer 2017, for a start date (TBC) at the end of 2017 or early 2018.

Please email training@highgatehouse.edu.hk to request a brochure and to register your interest.