Serving the Collective

Palmaïa believes that children and a healthy life are inseparable within the natural order.

“Children should be introduced right from the start to the potentialities of their environment, to the physical and psychological laws that govern the visual world, and to the supreme enjoyment that comes from participating in the creative process of giving form to one's living space.”
—Walter Gropius

Waldorf Inspired

Palmaïa operates a Waldorf-inspired, children’s activities program. All Child Care professionals are qualified personnel that create an environment which draws on avant-garde thinking, giving children opportunities to explore and nurture their senses in a natural way… and you can get away….

Device Free Area

Especially in today’s urban, ultra-connected world it’s important to find ways to disconnect from our networks and regenerate through nature. We help children return to their natural state by facilitating a connection to the rhythms of the natural world.

The Children’s Kingdom

7–year Cycles of Growth

We base our understanding of children’s developmental stages on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and his Anthroposophy. To create physical spaces and activities that are developed according to the 7-year cycles of childhood. At Awen, we serve the first two cycles and differentiate activities and spaces accordingly between each age group, ensuring an optimal experience.

A High Standard

Each teacher at Awen is committed to their own personal growth and development, which is what sets us apart. It allows each child to be recognized and received as a spiritual being in their own right, because they are and we see them as such.

A Kid Is Always a Kid

Children cannot pause between day-to-day life and “outside of the everyday” events like vacations. The child absorbs everything and makes it his own. We see the importance of offering a space that respects them with a deep knowledge of their emotional, physical, and spiritual moment—allowing them to explore naturally and trust this world we inhabit.

The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors

Holding space to play and rest is just the beginning…

We have designed a place that respects the moment each child is in, giving them the opportunity to meet, experiment and identify with their environment in a safe and positive way.