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Froebel Trust Conference 2021

Growing through play

Saturday 6 March  9am - 4pm

Online. Free Event. Booking Essential 

Discover the latest in early education research and practice development from the Froebel Trust.
Join us for a day packed with interactive sessions, sharing inspirational practice.

This conference has been created for all those who work in early years education and care for young children. All are welcome. Certificate of attendance available to those wishing to develop their CPD portfolios.


9am       Welcome from the Froebel Trust

9.05am    Young Voices on Covid Session Chair : Sally Cave
        An exploration of the Froebel Storytelling Approach in support for young children through the Covid-19 pandemic
       Chris Pascal and Tony Bertram (Centre for Research in Early Childhood)

10am   Nature Play - connecting young children & their adults in the great outdoors Session Chair : Helen Tovey
        Mini Muddy Fingers (Plant. Create. Play. Educate) Louise Strong (NECA) & Kate Razzall (Froebel Travelling Tutor)
        Forest Skills Julia Dixon (Inclusion and Wellbeing Service, West Lothian)

11.20am  Musical Play - how songs, music and movement build relationships in early childhood Session Chair : Holli Williams
         Let’s Play Samantha Lane (Little Angel Theatre)
         Singing with Baby Rachel Tonkin (Family Lives)
         Mapping Emerging Musicality, exploring musical development in the early years Angela Voyajolu, (University of Roehampton)

1.15pm  Slow Pedagogies - making the case for slower pedagogies with time to wallow in play Session Chair : Sacha Powell
       Slow Knowledge and the unhurried child: time for slow pedagogies in early childhood education Alison Clark (Honorary Research
      Fellow at Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Inst. Ed and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway)

2.10pm  Froebelian Approaches in the Nursery Community - working with families in early years settings Session Chair : Jane Whinnett
        Connect – A nursery community approach to play Elaine Fullerton (Hope Cottage Nursery School)
       A Collegiate Enquiry-Based Approach to Developing Froebelian Principles and Occupations: Sewing and Clay Catriona Gill)
       Staff CPD to Develop Musicality in a Froebelian Setting Debby Hunter (Annan School)

3.55pm   Closing remarks from Jane Whinnett, Froebel Trust

Register now on Zoom for your free place at the conference. (direct link)