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
Froebel Trust Conference 2021 : Growing through play
Discover the latest in early education research and practice development from the Froebel Trust. Join us for a day packed with interactive sessions, sharing inspirational prac...
Birth to Five Matters - and so do your views!
Tell us what you think of the first draft of Birth to 5 Matters. Download the draft document and complete the Early Years Coalition's online survey.
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.