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.

A year of exploration

Children and nature

2022 marks ten years of our work as a grant making charity championing a Froebelian approach to early childhood education.

We're celebrating with a year of special events focused on young children's relationships and connections with nature. We're calling it a year of exploration!

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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.

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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.

Friedrich Froebel