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
View our latest webinar: Growing A Nursery From Seed: The First 75 Years
Our latest webinar sees Felicity Thomas and Stephanie Harding discuss their new book, Growing a Nursery School from Seed: The First 75 Years. Stephanie and Felicity are join...
Young children's perspectives of Covid-19: an international human right to be heard
A new study, commissioned by the Froebel Trust, is beginning to reveal Young Children’s Views of the Covid-19 Pandemic. An update from Sacha Powell, CEO, Froebel Trust
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.