Published
21/03/2024
Event location
Online
Event type

SOLD OUT

A free online event all about supporting young children to cook. This Froebel Trust webinar celebrates the release of a new guide for educators working in early years settings and schools.

This event had now sold out. A recording will be made available to watch via our online film and webinar library.

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A webinar for all those who work with and support young children - educators, parents, carers and everyone interested in early childhood education... and, of course, cooking!

Froebel, inventor of kindergarten, believed that children learn through first-hand experiences and self-activity. He stressed the importance of children being given freedom to learn by doing things by themselves, with guidance from adults. This webinar will explore how cooking can give young children the opportunity to engage in active, hands-on learning and exploration.

Thursday 21 March 2024
7pm
Online - via Zoom

SOLD OUT

This free webinar marks the publication of a new Froebel Trust pamphlet - Cooking with young children - a free to download guide packed with practical advice.

During the webinar, Anna Denton, Dr Lucy Parker and Helen Ackerman - all experienced nursery school educators and leaders - will introduce a Froebelian approach to cooking.

"A Froebelian approach is respectful of the child and promotes warm, trusting relationships and cooking is a powerful way to enable this." Anna Denton and Dr Lucy Parker

Join this webinar and find out about:

  • young children's development and the value of risk and challenge
  • practical tips for setting up a cooking area in your school or early years setting
  • how cooking can support young children with additional needs.

"Cookery covers all areas of the curriculum, from making and reading recipes, counting, measuring and estimating ingredients and manipulating and using tools and utensils." Anna Denton and Dr Lucy Parker

There will be an opportunity for all those who attend the webinar to ask questions to the authors.

Free to download

About the webinar presenters

Helen Ackerman is the Head Teacher at Ludwick Nursery School, Hertfordshire. Trained initially as a Nursery Nurse, she was inspired by the wonderful teachers that she worked alongside and went on to gain QTS in 2004, becoming a Head Teacher in 2013. Helen has worked as a senior leader in both primary and maintained nursery schools. Helen is passionate about supporting all early years colleagues to achieve their potential. She has recently completed the Froebel Trust Short Courses and is excited to lead her school with a Froebelian approach. She has recently worked on the Froebel Trust funded project entitled ‘Developing Community Connections through Cookery'.

Anna Denton is a senior teacher at Ludwick Nursery School, Hertfordshire. She has been working in early years for fifteen years. She is passionate about inclusion, SEN and is an advocate for slow pedagogy. Recently she has contributed to the Froebel Trust funded project entitled ‘Developing Community Connections through Cookery’.

Dr Lucy Parker is Deputy Head Teacher at Ludwick Nursery School, Hertfordshire. She is a Froebelian trained teacher and has been working in early years for over twenty years. She is passionate about cookery, and during her time at Ludwick has helped to develop cookery in the nursery, and has recently undertaken the Froebel Trust funded project entitled ‘Developing Community Connections through Cookery’. Lucy is a Froebel Trust Trustee and Chair of the Education Committee.

A Froebel Trust short film made with the authors of the pamphlet at Ludwick Nursery School