This article focused on some of the central concepts in Katie Eriksson’s philosophy of nursing and caring: tending, playing and learning in the spirit of love, belief and hope. This is what caring is. Health is another important concept in her production as well as development of the specific body of knowledge about nursing and caring. Education, teaching, and how to learn nursing and caring are underlined also in this article, which is the second of three articles and includes the period from 1985 to 1991.