Teacher training in Ho Chi Minh city



The course is for those who are working with and interested in educating young children, who want to learn about Steiner education, love children deeply and desire to educate children with love, humanity, nature and freedom. Each module is connected to the practice of practical skills; teachers will be trained in skills to develop love, skills in painting, sculpture, piano, singing and storytelling – all make up the prerequisite for work and careers in educating children.

If you are interested in modern parenting, want your child to develop imagination, self-discipline, and especially know how to live in harmony with others and nature, then the course is for you and your child. Parents can join a number of separate modules to improve their knowledge and skills to become their own experts instead of swimming in the chaotic educational information pool. The knowledge and skills offered in the course are not limited to preschool age but also useful even when your child is 18 or 20 years old.


A hundred percent of lecturers are foreigners with over 20 years of experience as Steiner/Waldorf preschool teachers and preschool teacher training specialists accredited by the Steiner World Early Childhood Education Association (IASWECE) (*).

These experts have trained thousands of students including parents and teachers over the past 15 years across continents of the world.

  • Thanh Cherry (Australia/Vietnam),
  • Barbara Baldwin (Australia),
  • Shirley Bell (Australia),
  • Abhisiree Charanjavanaphet (Thailand),
  • Elesabeth Swisher (USA),
  • Louise deForest (USA),
  • Jill Taplain (UK),
  • Kathy MacFarland (New Zealand),
  • Kirsten Ramsden (US/ Australia),
  • John Stolfo (US/Hong Kong),
  • Li Zhang (China,
  • And more.
  • (*) IASWECE, the International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education is an international association for Steiner preschools; each member country is allowed to choose a single organization that represents their country. IASWECE sets out the most rigorous standards of Steiner education, granting degrees and certificates to all teachers and preschools that meet the international Steiner education standards. Website: http://www.iaswece.org/
  • Interpreters are available at all classes (except for Mrs. Thanh Cherry’s module since she can speak Vietnamese).
Module Time Location
Module 1 Nov 23 2015 – Dec 4, 2015 HCM city
Module 2 Feb 12, 2016 – Feb 29, 2016 HCM city
Module 3 Jul 15, 2016 –  Jul 29, 2016 HCM city
Module 4 Feb 15, 2017 – Feb 29, 2017 HCM city
Module 5 Jul 15, 2017 – Jul 29, 2017 HCM city
Module 6 Feb 15, 2018 – Feb 29, 2018 HCM city
  1. Certificates granted by Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Teaching Seminar (*).
  • With 672 hours of theory, 112 hours of standing practice, and more than 480 hours of practice of large assignments (including more than 10 projects), students will receive a Steiner preschool teacher certificate granted by Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Teaching Seminar. This qualification is recognized by the Australian government. Qualified teachers can teach in both public and private schools in Australia as well as the entire network of Steiner schools in Australia and Vietnam.

(*)Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Teaching Seminar (http://steinerseminar.net.au/about-us) has been organizing Steiner teacher training courses in Australia for more than 40 years. Not only do teachers pursue Steiner education here, but many from public and private schools across Australia also participate in Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Teaching Seminar courses to get degrees accredited by the entire Australian educational system.

  1. Certificates granted by the International Association of Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE).
  • With the same above conditions, if students complete an internship course at one of IASWECE standard Steiner preschools, they will receive an IASWECE certificate. This qualification is recognized worldwide. Teachers will be qualified to teach at all Steiner preschools around the world and accepted by public educational systems in some countries.
  • There are currently no preschools/kindergartens in Vietnam that meet the standards of IASWECE. A good command of English is required for abroad internship.



  1. Course fees

– Students pay a total amount of 90,000,000 VND for the entire course (not including travel expenses and meals during abroad internship). Fees are paid in three installments.

First installment: pay 40% of the total fee when registering.

Second installment: pay 30% of the total fee before starting module 2.

Third installment: pay the remaining 30% before starting module 3.

– Students participate in a few selected modules (certificates will not be granted): A 20,000,000 VND fee is paid per module when registering.

– The school supports accommodation during the entire course for remote students.

  1. Scholarship and career opportunities

We offer 50% scholarships for those who wish to become kindergarten teachers who are truly passionate about their work and competent. Please write a letter of introduction and send a scholarship application to Mrs.Huong at [email protected]

Career opportunities: for those who would like to work at Steiner kindergarten schools in Vietnam which belong to the Waldorf Steiner Vietnam Association, all fees will be waived after 2 years of work, with a starting salary of 10,000,000 VND per month.


  1. Mrs. Huong; Creative Adademy (Trung tâm Học Viện Sáng Tạo), S3, G12, alley 68, Trung Kinh, Cau Giay district, Hanoi. Email: [email protected]. Phone number: 0978532826.
  1. Mrs. Dung; Erato School of Music and Performing Arts, 30A Doan Thi Điem, Quoc Tu Giam ward, Dong Da district, Hanoi. Phone number: 0938709050.
  1. Mrs. Thao, White Rabbit Kindergarten (Trường mầm non Thỏ Trắng), 305/12 Nguyen Trong Tuyen, ward 10, Phú Nhuận district, HCM city. Phone number: 08 3997 9429.




  1. Human nature.
  2. The development of the fetus.
  3. The child’s development.
  4. The dreamlike state and imagination – how children play.
  5. Observing children.
  6. The 12 senses and how to work with the twelve senses.
  7. The development of consciousness.
  8. The four personalities.
  9. Practicing listening and sharing skills..
  10. How to create stories and tell stories.
  11. Fairytales and how to choose fairytales suitable for children’s age.
  12. Healing stories for the child’s soul.
  13. Circle time – how to organize circle time.
  14. Rhythm – the importance of rhythm.
  15. Rhythm – how to create a healthy rhythm in a kindergarten environment.
  16. The importance of children’s paintings.
  17. Understanding children’s paintings.
  18. Children’s play activities.
  19. Studying children.
  20. Children with special needs and how to work with children with special needs.
  21. Senses in relation to children with special needs.
  22. How to create class discipline with creativity.
  23. Games with hand movements.
  24. Games with finger movements.
  25. Teachers’ inner development.
  26. Celebrating festivals.
  27. Celebrating children’s birthdays.
  28. Decorating the nature table.
  29. The history of music and the circle of fifths.
  30. How to play the lyre and music for children.
  31. How to compose music using the lyre.
  32. The development of thinking, feeling and willing through music.
  33. Learning the flute and composing music with the flute.
  34. Instruments.
  35. How to read music notes and singing techniques.
  36. Eurythmy.
  37. Awareness of colors.
  38. Colors in relation to changes in children’s consciousness.
  39. Watercolor painting – art and art therapy.
  40. Watercolor painting and charcoal pencils.
  41. Art making and teachers’ self-development.
  42. Vail painting.
  43. Light, colors and darkness in relation to thoughts, emotions and will.
  44. Seven colors in relation to the nourishment of the soul and physical body.
  45. Lazure painting.
  46. The development of humanity and illustrations through clay molding.
  47. How teacher’s language use benefits or hinders children’s language development.
  48. Language exercises.
  49. Handcraft exercises – Making dolls for children.
  50. Handcraft exercises –  Knitting.
  51. Handcraft exercises – Making standing puppets for storytelling.
  52. Handcraft exercises – Making string puppers for storytelling
  53. Handcraft exercises – Making felt animals.
  54. Handcraft exercises – Crocheting.
  55. Handcraft exercises – Making soft animals from knits.
  56. The importance of housework to children.
  57. The holy meaning of housework: Truth, Goodness and Beauty.
  58. How to clean up after free play.
  59. The influence of classroom environment on children’s health.
  60. The significance of handcrafts for teachers.
  61. Wood carving.