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.
News and events
Where are the men in early childhood education?
An article by Pete Moorhouse asks what would Froebel have made of the current gender imbalance of educators working in early years settings and nursery schools? Pete Moorhous...
Webinar: Nurture through nature
A free webinar with Dr Alison Moore and Marcella Towler - sharing new research about how Early Childhood students can develop their understandings of outdoor learning spaces.
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.