During this webinar Felicity Thomas and Stephanie Harding discuss their new book, 'Growing a Nursery School from Seed: The First 75 Years'. Recorded November 2020.


Felicity Thomas and Stephanie Harding are experienced educators and headteachers who led Earlham Nursery School for 20 years; they are passionate about a Froebelian approach to early education and the importance of nursery schools in the education system.

In this webinar, Stephanie and Felicity are joined by their critical friend and mentor, Marian Whitehead to tell the inspiring story of Earlham Nursery School, the development of a magical school garden and reveal how they shaped a creative Early Years curriculum.

Their book is available from the Froebel Trust as a free downloadable PDF : Growing a Nursery School from Seed

The presenters reveal the crucial role maintained nursery schools play in system leadership, including the development of the early years workforce.

Froebelian traditions are reflected in the presenters' extensive experience and their story reveals how visionary leadership with a strong ethos are some of the key qualities needed to create an outstanding early years setting.