About Us

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We run a premium education experience for 3-7 year olds which was born out of a 

passionate desire to curate a fresh approach to schooling. 

 

Our curriculum is based upon cutting edge research and alternative educational philosophies to nurture all aspects of a child’s development - intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and societal. 

While we observe EYFS requirements, what makes us unique is the way we have integrated alternative methods to education - including Waldorf, Montessori, Emilio Reggio and RIE in a way that respects and allows for the genius of each child to unfold according to their innate abilities. 

In addition to a mathematics, verbal reasoning and languages, our activities include free play, arts & crafts, bread-making, gardening, martial arts, outdoor forest school activities, daily storytelling. 

Children Sanctum was founded lovingly in 2019 by renowned singer-songwriter and healer Sasha Siem, with input from an array of education experts including Aware Parenting Teacher Rebecca Sheikh and CGC Founder Kevin Bartlett. 

We currently serve a small group of children and are working towards the establishment of a full school for children age 3-18 in the next few years.  

The Children Sanctum is an inspirational and respectful community where imaginations soar and children feel seen and valued while fostering resilience, emotional well-being and intrinsic motivation in a safe environment.

Our Mission

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To create a sanctuary of childhood that educates and nurtures the whole child: mind, body, soul & spirit; through compassion, positive relationships and individual achievements in a gentle and inspiring environment.

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Principles

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These are the shared truths that bring freedom and order to The Children’s Sanctum

The Principle of

wholeness

We understand that every human  is a multifaceted being; our purpose is to nurture all aspects of a child’s growth and wellbeing: intellectual, emotional,  spiritual, social, physical, occupational, aesthetic and environmental.

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The Principle of

identity

We understand that every individual in our learning community is a special story of possibility; our purpose is to empower each individual to find the pathway to their own unique identity in the learning environment and in the world.

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The Principle of

responsibilty

We understand that everyone in our learning community shares the collective responsibility for a Healthy Sanctum Community; our purpose is to care for ourselves, care for each other and care for our shared space.

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The Principle of

connection

We understand that we learn by making connections; our purpose is to connect the inner child with the outer world. We empower our community to confidently make connections and relate across disciplines and from the activity group environment to authentic real-world contexts.

The Principle of

voice and choice

We understand that we are preparing children for a lifetime of empowered decision-making, informed by rational, critical thinking; our purpose is to provide  regular opportunities for them to practice exercising their voice and choice in meaningful contexts.

The Principle of

inquiry

We understand that children have a natural innate curiosity. They come to us filled with questions about how the world works; our purpose is to nurture this natural capacity and equip them for a lifetime of constructive, informed  inquiry.

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The Principle of

inclusion

We understand that everyone has a right and responsibility to learn; our purpose is to deliberately embrace diversity, building a community of learners with a range of learning profiles, ensuring equity of access to learning.

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The Principle of

service

We understand that we each have a responsibility of service in the world; our purpose is to nurture a lifelong commitment to sharing our gifts and making a positive impact on the quality of life of everyone and everything we come into contact with. We strive to constantly improve our service of bettering and harmonising our shared world.

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Going Forward

We currently run as a tutor group for a small group of children. We are working towards opening as a full school for children ages 3-11 in 2023. Our ultimate vision and aim is to extend the school until age 18. 

Join us!