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A free webinar to celebrate the publication of a new Froebel Trust pamphlet which explores young children's engagement with nature.

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To mark the release of a brand new title in our popular Froebel Trust pamphlet series, authors Helen d'Ascoli and Debby Hunter are hosting a webinar all about re-engaging children with nature.

Free online webinar
Thursday 13 October 2022
7pm to 7.45pm (via Zoom)

New pamphlet released on 1 October 2022. Free to download.

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Find out in this webinar how a Froebelian approach to early childhood education can nurture children's relationships with nature and hear from the authors about:

  • ways to develop young children's connections with nature
  • how to involve parents, carers and the wider community in nature projects
  • why experience and understanding of nature were central to Froebel’s ideas
  • developing a sustainable approach at your school or setting

... and much more!

This free Froebel Trust webinar is aimed at everyone who works with and supports babies and young children. Our webinars sell out quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Note: The authors would like to invite all those attending to bring a natural object and a candle for a reflection activity during the webinar.

The new pamphlet is available to download for free and printed copies can be ordered from 1 October 2022.

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Make sure to reserve your ticket for our webinar via Zoom on 13 October.

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"Immersion in nature enables children to develop meaningful connections with the world. Children can observe, describe, compare, measure, wonder and marvel at the world we live in... "

Helen d'Ascoli & Debby Hunter

About the authors

Helen d'Ascoli

Helen is a forest school teacher and author. She has over 30 years of experience connecting children to nature, beginning in the London Borough of Enfield and currently working in Sussex at Annan the Froebel School and for Cultivating Curiosity and Nature Connection Sussex. She is also involved in tree planting projects with the Children's Forest.

Helen is a co-author of The Children's Forest, a year-round connection to nature handbook for parents and teachers, published by Hawthorn Press.

Debby Hunter

Debby Hunter is the Principal of Annan The Froebel School in East Sussex which she founded with her husband Mark Hunter in 2001. She started her teaching career in Roehampton, London where she taught right across the primary age range. Debby is a founding member of the Froebel Travelling Tutors and jointly runs the Froebel Network. She has taken several post-graduate courses in Early Years Education including the Froebel Certificate in Early Years Education and an MA in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Roehampton.

Debby believes learning in nature is of huge importance, today more than ever, and she is committed to providing regular forest school sessions and access to nature for all children at her setting.

This year the Froebel Trust have been celebrating young children's connections with nature with a series of special projects, new research and events.

Take a look at the collection of free resources, research and case studies available in our Children & Nature section of our website.