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Robin’s Nest Aftercare

Robin’s Nest for Silver Maples, from January (1 – 3:15pm, M-W): $2,973

Robin’s Nest Plus for Silver Maples, from January (3:15 – 6pm, M-W): $3,603

Robin’s Nest for Willow and Juniper (1 – 3:15pm, M-F): $7,755

Robin’s Nest Plus for Willow and Juniper (1 – 6pm, M-F): $17,280

Village Peeps After-school Classes for Grades 1 – 3 (3:15 – 5pm): Included in extended day tuition for Grades 1 – 3. $36 per class session a la carte.

Extended Day Program:

Five extended days for Willow, Juniper, and Grades 1 – 3 (8am – 6pm): $42,550

New Amsterdam offers the Robin’s Nest program to our morning Silver Maple children who are at least 2.9 years old by September and to our mixed aged kindergarten children.

Robin’s Nest: Begins September 12th. 1 – 3:15pm. Includes ample rest, free play and drawing, and a snack.

This program addresses the needs of working parents who want their children to participate in an afternoon care that is consistent with the principles of Waldorf education.

Each afternoon the children will eat lunch (brought from home) followed by a story or a song and nap.  After their rest they will share in an activity and/or a period of free play followed by a healthy snack (provided by the school) before they are picked up at 3:15 or 6:00 pm.  The intent is not to structure this time with a whirlwind of activities, but rather to provide a secure daily rhythm within which the child is free to explore options.

Nest Plus: Begins September 12th. 1 – 6pm. Following Robin’s Nest, children go outside for walks and trips to the garden or playground. They end the day with stories, free play, art & crafts, and another snack.

To join the program please complete the Aftercare Registration Form.  To help the children in coming into the rhythm of aftercare we ask that parents enroll their child a minimum of two days per week.  We also encourage parents to carry the rhythm of aftercare into their home lives by offering their children a time of rest after lunch.  The aftercare teacher will speak more about this with parents at the beginning of the year, but it would be very supportive to have your child in this rhythm before the school year begins.

Please note that there will be a late fee for students who are not picked up by 3:15 or 6:00 pm and the Robin’s Nest Program will not be in session during school holidays.