Congratulations to Jane Whinnett MBE.

We are absolutely delighted that Jane Whinnett, one of the founding members of the Edinburgh Froebel Network, was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

This award recognises Jane’s outstanding contribution to Early Childhood education in her many roles of teacher, head teacher, tutor, author and trustee of the Froebel Trust. Jane’s work has had a positive impact on thousands of children and families, not only those she has directly taught, but also through her involvement in the training of hundreds of practitioners and through the many presentations she has given. Jane’s chapter in Early Childhood Practice: Froebel Today is widely disseminated and also referenced in the Care Inspectorate publication, Our Creative Journey.

The members of the Edinburgh Froebel Network Masterclass Players & Storytellers group, raised a glass (or two) to celebrate her achievement.

New MSc Education (Early Childhood Practice and Froebel) at the University of Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that two information sessions will take place on the 13th and 15th March 2019, providing information about the University of Edinburgh’s new MSc Education, Froebel Pathway programme.

These sessions will be a chance to speak with Dr. Lynn McNair, the Pathway Coordinator, and Dr. Marlies Kustatscher, a Lecturer on it. They will share why the University is offering this pathway and who it is for. Lynn will talk about the philosophy of Friedrich Froebel and his contributions to early childhood education. They will also introduce the core modules and optional modules that can be taken.  The session will be a chance to ask any questions about the pathway, for example about when courses take place, full-time and part-time study options, who you will be working with, and what scholarship opportunities exist.

FACE-TO-FACE INFORMATION SESSION: Wednesday 13th March, 16:30-17:30 (GMT).  

This session takes place at the Moray House School of Education, Patersons Land G43. 

Please book your place for the face-to-face session via the Eventbrite link:

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION:  Friday 15th March, 12:00-13:00 (GMT)

Please book your place on the online session via this link: