The Froebel Trust: Stories from Research and Practice

We are pleased to announce details for our 2019 conference, The Froebel Trust: Stories from Research and Practice
Venue:   Grove House, Froebel College, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5JW
Date:      Saturday 2nd March 
Time:      9.15am - 4pm


Join us for a day of presentations and workshops to discover how Froebel’s educational philosophy and principles have been reinterpreted by researchers and educationalists for contemporary Early Years perspectives and practices.  Topics will include play, curriculum, pedagogy, parent and community partnerships, space and place, nature and the learning environment. 

This conference will showcase projects and programmes that The Froebel Trust has supported in recent years. Presentations will highlight key messages for Early Years practice, research and policy.

Delegates will have opportunities to share their own experiences, to ask questions and to network with others.


Spaces are limited and early booking is recommended.


Outline of the Day

09.00 to 09.30

Registration and refreshments

09.30 to 09.40

Welcome – Mark Neale, Chair of Trustees, The Froebel Trust

09.40 to 10.15

Keynote 1: Dr Liz Chesworth, University of Sheffield

10.15 to 10.30

Q&A with Liz Chesworth

10.30 to 10.50

Coffee and move to parallel session 1

10.55 to 12.25

Choose from presentations and workshops in parallel session 1

12.25 to 13.05

Lunch and networking; PhD networking group and Poster Presentations

13.05 to 14.35

Choose from presentations and workshops in parallel session 2

14.35 to 14.55 

Coffee and move to Keynote 2

15.00 to 15.35

Keynote 2: Dr Rosie Flewitt,  Institute of Education, UCL

15.35 to 15.50

Q&A with Rosie Flewitt

15.55 to 16.00

Closing remarks - Dr Sacha Powell from The Froebel Trust

16.15 to 17.15

Reception for Association Members


Please click the PDF below for a full programme of the day.

Conference Programme 02.03.19.pdf
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Tickets cost £65  with a limited number available for students / unwaged costing £25 on a first come first serve basis. 


To book your place, please complete the form below and email it to We will then forward you details on how to pay via bank transfer. 


Froebel Trust Conference -order form.doc[...]
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Places will only be confirmed once payment has been received. 

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