A list of organisations offering support and information for everyone interested in Froebelian practice, early childhood education and for those who are trained Froebelian educators.

The society promotes child-centred kindergarten and early education worldwide. "As an organisation of educators, university-based researchers, and early years providers, the IFS provides an international forum for the development of child-centred and play-based educational theories and practices, especially but not exclusively those associated with the inventor of the Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel." The International Froebel Society holds conferences for early years practitioners, researchers, providers, and policy-makers every two years. Find out more.

A national association for all those involved in Froebelian education in the UK. The Froebel Network "welcomes requests to join from all those engaged in Froebelian Education in the UK for children of all ages." Find out more.

  • Edinburgh Froebel Network

"The Edinburgh Froebel Network was set up in 2009 by a group of five Edinburgh Nursery Heads, in order to promote the Froebelian Approach in Edinburgh." You can contact the network via twitter @froebeledin

The Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood at Maynooth University is hoping to create an Irish Froebel Network in order to promote Froebelian practice in Ireland. If you are interested in receiving more information about the network, please get in touch with Séamie Ó Néill e: seamie.oneill@mu.ie

  • Froebel Network Wales (FNW)

This new network for Welsh educators and researchers is launching soon. For more details, please contact Dr Jennifer Clement e: jclement@cardiffmet.ac.uk

A three year project which began in Autumn 2021 - bringing together Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre, the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) and Ama Education Aotearoa (New Zealand) to exemplify, document and disseminate the benefits and impact of a Froebelian approach. Funded by the Froebel Trust. Find out more.

Funded by the Froebel Trust, this three year project aims to strengthen and deepen child and community-centred early years practice across Scotland, based on the foundational principles of Friedrich Froebel. Find out more.

A network of schools and settings in Falkirk, Scotland which have completed Froebel in Childhood Practice training (University of Edinburgh). Find out more.

"This is a group of leaders who are developing their understanding of Froebelian principles and pedagogy. Please come and join us if you are in a position to effect change in your setting and are interested in further developing your Froebelian knowledge." Contact the group via The Froebel Partnership.

A network of educators in Clapham, Wandsworth, Richmond and Putney interested in a Froebelian approach to early childhood education. Free events for educators throughout the year. Email info@ltns.org.uk to find out more.

A network of Froebelian educators working across East Renfrewshire schools and early years settings. Find out more (via X)

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Grants for educators and researchers


We offer a a range of grants and bursaries for educators and researchers seeking funding for training, practice development projects and research projects rooted in a Froebelian approach to early childhood education.

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