Educationists and politicians say introducing overly formal teaching practices is a potential disaster for children’s learning, say the signatories to an open letter to the Guardian.
Over 320 delegates attend the 9th 'Froebel Gifts for our Future' Conference organised by the Edinburgh Froebel Network at the John McIntyre Centre in Edinburgh.
With network members from all over the UK, the first ‘Networks Gathering’ was held in Richmond, SW London, on Saturday 29th April 2017, attended by Froebelians from the various Froebel Networks.
After a break of many years, Tina Bruce is organising a gathering in SW London for all those interested in Froebelian Education. The event on 29 April will include updates on current 'Froebelian' happenings from the various networks in the UK.
Mark Hunter attends a conference that achieved what it set out to do – raise the profile and professionalisms of those often forgotten early years practitioners – childminders.