Froebel today

Our mission is to promote the value and relevance of Froebelian principles in the 21st Century to the education and learning of children up to the age of eight. 


Friedrich Froebel is famous for his radical insight that the first learning experiences of the very young influence not only their later educational achievements but also the health and development of society as a whole.  


Froebelian education today is based on the principles, pedagogy and environment promoted by Froebel. Many of these have become widely accepted and embedded in mainstream practice.


Froebelian principles

We are committed to advancing the following Froebelian principles for the education and care of children up to the age of eight:


  • The integrity of childhood in its own right
  • The relationship of every child to family, community and to nature, culture and society
  • The uniqueness of every child's capacity and potential
  • The holistic nature of the development of every child
  • The role of play and creativity as central integrating elements in development and learning
  • The right of children to protection from harm or abuse and to the promotion of their overall well-being





Alert: Vacancies for Education and Research Trustee plus Committee Members. 


An article by Professor Tina Bruce and Jane Dyke (of Yellow Dot Nurseries) exploring the theory and practice behind Froebel's Gifts has been published in the latest edition of the Nursery World. 



Download a copy of our five year strategic plan


Updates from our international teams


University of Roehampton Froebel Certificate 



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