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 research: Young Voices on Covid-19
A Froebel Trust funded research report explores young children's experiences of and responses to the pandemic.
Launch of "Birth to Five Matters Curriculum Guidance"
On 31 March 2021 the Early Years Coalition launched curriculum guidance that has been created by the sector, for the sector. The Froebel Trust is supporting this important ini...
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.