If you are confused, well, join the rest of us! Some Waldorf resources say the child is six in first grade, other sources say seven. The general guideline I have used is that the child should be at least six and a half by the time the First Grade starts. This means if your child has a summer birthday, they may be seven when first grade starts. Most early six- year -olds are still in Waldorf Kindergarten (or should be).
Do not rush, you can never get the Waldorf Kindergarten six –year- old year back! And most children will benefit from the extra time to just “be” without having to focus on a main lesson for two hours. No need to rush the end of that first seven-year cycle.
Hope that helps,