Network Events Summer 2024

Here's a roundup of upcoming Network events this  Summer.

 If you belong to a Network or are thinking about starting one - let others know about any events you are planning! The Froebel Network is the place to promote your event through the Network newsletter, the Network's website Events page, Facebook and X (Twitter).

Tuesday 25th June 2024

5.00pm to 6.30pm

South/West London Froebel Network

  • in-person

Cultivating Creativity
Extending creative thinking outdoors

Are you an educator based in a nursery school or early years setting in or near South West London? Sharing details of a free event for anyone interested in developing Froebelian practice at their setting or simply learning more about a Froebelian approach to early education.

Our next meeting is being hosted by Helen Tovey, former lecturer at Froebel College, Roehampton and Froebelian author. 


Putney Library Hall,
5-7 Disraeli Road, Putney
SW15 2DR,

Wednesday 26th June 2024

5.00pm to 6.30pm


  • on-line

The third meeting of the Froebelian Teachers Network will be taking place on-line on Wednesday 26th June from 4pm to 5pm.

Simon Bateson will be hosting the meeting - topic to be confirmed.

Please register your interest and Simon will send you a link to join the meeting.


Friday 12/07/24 to Wednesday 17/07/24

Summer Course

  • in-person

  • Summer Course - teaching is delivered in Edinburgh over 5 consecutive days in July.  The 2024 course will be run between Friday 12/07/24 and Wednesday 17/07/24 (with no teaching session on Sun 14/07/24).  

The Froebel in Childhood Practice course considers how a contemporary analysis of Froebel’s work can provide practitioners with insights into how they can observe, support and extend children’s learning.

Participants will learn about the Froebelian approach which supports children to grow and develop at their own pace, nurtured by knowledgeable and supportive adults. Participants will be encouraged and challenged to consider how this knowledge can enhance their professional practice.

Tuesday 10th September 2024

4pm to 5pm

  • on-line

South Downs and Weald Network

Network planning event

Join us for the second meeting of the new Froebelian network for the South of England 

Have you been exploring or practising a Froebelian approach in Kent, Sussex and surrounding areas, or perhaps you're eager to learn more?

We are excited that a new South Downs and Weald Network, launched in May, has got off to an enthusiastic start. At the meeting we agreed our aim is to create a supportive community where educators can come together to learn, share ideas, and inspire one another in our journey towards providing the best possible Froebelian early years education.

Whether you're already well-versed in Froebelian principles or just starting to explore this approach, all are welcome to join us.

Our second meetup is scheduled for Tuesday 10th September, at 4 pm. We do hope that you can join us for this on-line event, and would love to welcome you especially if you were unable to join us at our first meeting in May. 

At the meeting we will be planning a programme of activities - and hope to organise visits to various settings in our area to see Froebelian principles in action as well as plan themed meeting to give us more insight into Froebelian principles. If you have got any ideas or suggestions, or would like to host a meeting at your setting, please bring your ideas to the meeting.

To join us for this exciting journey, register your interest below and we'll send you a link shortly before the meeting. Whether you are a teacher or practitioner in a setting or studying/teaching about Froebel at a university or college in Sussex or Kent, you are most welcome.

Northern Froebelians Network

We would like to hear from anybody in the North of England who would be interested in belonging to a Froebel Network for the North of England, which currently is very underrepresented.

Anybody interested please contact us via the link below.

We would like to gather expressions of interest and from there develop the best way to stay in touch.

We are looking forward to hearing from all you northern Froebelians!

Kate and Sara