Due to the popularity of our Froebel Trust Short Courses, we're recruiting trainees to join our team of highly experienced trainers led by Dr Stella Louis.
Apply by 31 August 2022.

Do you share our passion and commitment to a Froebelian approach to early education?

  • Join our supportive and inspiring team of highly respected and experienced tutors.
  • An opportunity to take part in our Tutor Training Programme.
  • Share Froebelian practice with educators from around the world.
  • Competitive rates of pay offered.

We offer an extensive range of resources and training designed to support early childhood educators, parents, grandparents and carers and all those who work with and care for young children.

We run a very successful Short Courses programme for early childhood educators and carers in nursery schools and early years settings all over the UK.

In spring 2022, we also began to offer a Froebel online course, which is provided via Zoom through 24 sessions of 2.5 hours each. This course has allowed us to include colleagues who are working in other countries and/or do not have access to whole-team Froebel training.

Due to the popularity of both types of course, we are now recruiting trainees to join our team of highly experienced trainers, known as the Froebelian Travelling Tutors.

The tutors are led by Dr Stella Louis and are endorsed and supported by the Froebel Trust.

The tutors offer a broad range of specialisms from a Froebelian perspective, including – nature, symbolic life of the child, music, dance, work with families, outdoor learning, and observing and understanding children's play.

Apply by 4pm on 31 August 2022

Please send us your CV with a brief covering letter outlining why you're interested in becoming a Froebelian Travelling Tutor

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How to apply

To become a trainee tutor, candidates must meet the following criteria:


  • At least 5 years' experience of working with young children in a Froebelian early years setting and/or experience of academic research and study of Froebelian pedagogy.
    (Note: A Froebelian setting is defined as one whose published aims and objectives reflect those of the Trust and whose leadership team includes members holding the Froebel Certificate, or who have completed the Froebel Short or Online Course. Candidates may also have 5 years’ experience of academic research and study of Froebelian pedagogy, evidenced in teaching and publications.)
  • Successful experience of teaching early years practitioners at in-service level or above.
    (Note: Please provide evidence of courses led, content, level, attendees. Please provide evidence of successful outcomes e.g. evaluations, qualifications)
  • Ability to articulate Froebelian ideas and consider their relevance to practice in a range of early years settings.


  • In depth knowledge of Froebelian principles and their application to current practice.
  • Ability to articulate Froebelian ideas and consider their relevance to practice in a range of early years settings.
  • Understanding of the content of the Froebel Short courses and their application to practice.
  • Professional Development

Applicants will also need to:

  • Be willing to engage in further study, research and discussion on Froebelian pedagogy.
  • Have the ability to contribute to the advancement of Froebelian pedagogy.

If you would like to be considered to join the training programme, please send a CV with a brief covering letter outlining why you are interested in becoming a Froebelian Travelling Tutor to

The deadline for applications is 4pm on 31 August 2022.

Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria will then be invited to an initial interview at the Froebel Trust office in Roehampton (interviews via video link may be possible but face-to-face meetings are preferred). Interviews will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 29 September 2022. If successful, you will then be invited to join our tutor training programme.

Meet our team of Travelling Tutors

Offering a practical, inspiring and relevant introduction to Froebelian ideas and early years practice.

Find out more about the Short Courses
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The Tutor Training Programme

There is a rigorous training programme and continued support to give as much guidance as possible. The training programme will start in October and will involve an introduction to the Froebelian approach and the 6 elements of the Froebel Trust’s Short / Online courses.

Training will take place via Zoom (online) from 10am to 1pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 4 October 2022
Thursday 3 November 2022
Thursday 1 December 2022
Thursday 5 January 2023
Thursday 2 February 2023
Thursday 9 March 2023

Trainees must attend all the training sessions. After successfully completing the programme, each trainee will be expected to give a 10 minute presentation before being endorsed by the Froebel Trust on 30 March 2023.

Please note all trainee travelling tutors will need to own a set of the Froebel Trust’s pamphlets and the Froebelian Gifts 1-6. The Gifts can be purchased from the Froebel Network.

Important information (please read before you apply)

  • Endorsed tutors are eligible to begin teaching the short / online courses alongside an experienced Froebelian Travelling Tutor.
  • An invitation to join our tutor training programme does not guarantee that you will become an endorsed tutor.
  • All our travelling tutors are paid at competitive rates. They are self-employed and are liable to pay their own tax and national insurance.
  • We cannot guarantee how much work we will be able to offer you as a travelling tutor, as this depends on demand for courses and tutors’ expertise and specialisms.
  • Our face-to-face courses take place all over the country and tutors travel to the settings, hence the name ‘Froebelian Travelling Tutors’. Sometimes, this may include an overnight stay. Tutors make their own arrangements. Travel & accommodation costs are reimbursed by the Froebel Trust.
  • Trainee and endorsed tutors do not have permission to deliver Froebel Short / Online Course training independently of the Froebel Trust or to take / duplicate any of the materials used in the training and delivery of the Short / Online Courses.
  • All training materials are owned by the Froebel Trust and all Short / Online courses must be booked via the Froebel Trust.
  • Training to become a Travelling Tutor can be a long process but you will be invited to join CPD sessions and other Froebel Trust events, which will help with your professional development.

If you have any questions or require further information please do get in touch with us. e: