The experiences we have as young children shape the rest of our lives. We believe in the importance of play, learning through nature, practical hands-on learning and nurturing a child’s connection to their community.
Pioneering early childhood education
Friedrich Froebel was the inventor of kindergartens and a pioneer of early childhood education and care. Froebel’s work and writing changed the way we think about and value early childhood.
Find out about how the principles of his work are relevant to modern, mainstream early years educational practice.
News and events
New Froebel Trust webinar: A Celebration of Blocks
Interested in finding out more about how block play supports young children's development and learning? Register for this free webinar.
Birth to 5 Matters curriculum guidance: we need your views
An online survey has been launched today by the Early Years Coalition to find out practitioners’ views and needs for guidance to support the revised EYFS.
To learn a thing in life and through doing is much more developing, cultivating and strengthening than to learn it merely through the verbal communication of ideas.