Froebel Networks Gathering 27th April 2019. ‘Link always link’.

On 27th April 2019, around 50 Froebelians met in Richmond for the third Froebel Networks Gathering. This is the annual event for all Froebelians to get together and catch up!

The theme for the day was ‘link, always link: the importance of connectivity’ and Professor Tina Bruce reminded us of the importance of connection, to each other, the past, present and future.

Dr Yukio Nishida, Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of New England, presented on the Froebelian Occupation of Paper Folding. Felicity Thomas revealed her ‘Bag of Occupations’. Reports were given from the various Networks in the UK, including the Edinburgh Network, the Travelling Tutors Network and the National and International Networks. We also heard from The Froebel Trust including what support and grants are available to practitioners. Dr Lynne McNair updated us on the new MA in Edinburgh and Dr Fengling Tang and Dr Sally Howe spoke about the Froebel Course at Roehampton.

There was a display of artefacts from the Froebel Archive, student posters from the Edinburgh University Froebel Course, as well as other displays of Froebelian activities and the Froebel Gifts were on sale.

3rd Annual Froebel Networks Gathering Day, 27th April 2019

Edinburgh Froebel Network Free Seminar: The Development of Origami in Early Childhood Education

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Froebel?

The Development of Origami in Early Childhood Education

Dr Yukiyo Nishida, Lecturer, University of New England, Australia

Wednesday 5 June 2019 from 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Room 5.02, Charteris Land, Moray House, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

Some photos from Yukiyo’s talk at the Froebel Network Gathering, Richmond, April 2019

This seminar is free but booking is essential.

Please email to reserve your place, along with the following details: your Name, Organisation, Address, Phone number, email address and if you have any accessibility requirements.

Places are limited to 40 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  

Edinburgh Froebel Network Conference: Gifts for Our Future 11: Looking Inwards, Looking Outwards, Looking Forwards

Saturday 21st September 2019, 9am-3:30pm

We are delighted to announce details of our 11th conference which will take place at the John McIntyre Centre,The University of Edinburgh, Pollock Halls.

‘If only the seed be cast abroad, the springing up will not fail nor will the fruit be wanting’ (Froebel)


Professor Sacha Powell

Director of Education, Research and Strategy, The Froebel Trust

Assimilating Disparate Information to Generate Relational Knowledge

Dr Lynn J McNair OBE and Luke Addison

Head of Cowgate Under Fives Centre, Edinburgh and Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and PhD student at University of Edinburgh

Telling Lived Stories: Developing a Froebelian Approach to Documenting Children’s Experiences

A choice of two Seminars by Graduates of Childhood Practice Courses across Scotland

Gifts and Occupations

Power of Partnership across four settings

Play across the early level and beyond 

Learning in nature

Working with parents

Please download our flyer for further information and booking form.