Tuesday May 7th 2019 – The Edinburgh Froebel Network Seminars – Clay, A Froebelian Occupation led by Thelma Miller.
The seminars will take place at Greengables Nursery School & Family Centre in Edinburgh from 9am-12pm and from 1pm-4pm (participants should indicate which seminar they wish to attend when booking).
Thelma Miller is an independent early years consultant, supporting both high quality play based learning environments and high standards of teaching and learning in Early Years.
She is an accredited Froebel Travelling Tutor and finds it inspiring to revisit Froebel’s principles that are so comprehensive, practical, creative and relevant for our work with children today, whatever their circumstances.
Thelma was part of the team completing a 5 year project in Kolkata, India, for the Froebel Trust.
Participants will have hands on experience of working with clay as well as learning about the benefits for children, suitable equipment, health and safety and risk assessment.
The seminar costs £40 and includes refreshments and all materials. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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.
The Edinburgh Froebel Network is supporting the Wee Builders project at the National Galleries of Scotland, which aims to welcome more children and families to the Galleries. The Network is lending sets of mini unit blocks for children to use to build their own creations in the Scottish National Gallery, inspired by the art around them.