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.
Friedrich Froebel was the inventor of kindergarten 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.
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2023: A year of reflection and change
A particular focus at the Froebel Trust this year has been to work towards greater equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all that we do - including our ways of working with...
Froebel & the United States Kindergarten
Kaitlyn Kallimanis asks what educators and policy-makers in the United States might do to bring the kindergarten back to its Froebelian roots.
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.