The Froebel Networks 8th Annual Gathering

Saturday 20th April 2024 

'The difference in the sameness: the lasting value of Froebelian practice '

Elm Grove Conference Centre

Roehampton Lane

London SW15 5PH

10.00am to 3.30pm

Elm Grove Conference Centre is located at the heart of the University of Roehampton in the grounds of the Digby Stuart Campus 

We are pleased to announce that this year's gathering will again be taking place at Elm Grove, which is located within the campus grounds of the University of Roehampton.

The Gathering is a wonderful opportunity for all Froebelians to re-connect and catch up, sharing ways in which our Networks are growing.

Tina Bruce will be chairing the day  and speaking on the Gathering's theme: The difference in the sameness: the lasting value of Froebelian practice.   As usual there will be a number of well-known Froebelian speakers to talk about the local and national Networks that they are involved with. 

There will also be plenty of time to talk to each other over coffee and pastries on arrival as well as at lunch-time, during a buffet lunch in the Lime Tree Suite with views over the campus and the city of London beyond.  

The Froebel Network will have a stand  with the Gifts on display, which will also be available to purchase, along with other items and books.
The Froebel Trust will also have a stand giving information about the work of the Trust displaying the full range of Froebel Trust pamphlets.


On-line option
For those who are unable to attend the Gathering in person, there is an opportunity to join the event via a live stream.

Over night accommodation at the Elm Grove Centre

Elm Grove offers overnight accommodation with 31 en-suite bedrooms - all bedrooms come with standard hotel amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi and are located within the Elm Grove Centre. These rooms are available to Network members  at  rates from £93 a night. A great opportunity to stay at Roehampton before or after the Gathering and walk around the grounds of Froebel College which is adjacent to the Conference Centre.


Booking Information for the Gathering:

The cost of the Gathering is £45 per person and includes tea/coffee and continental breakfast pastries on arrival as well as a buffet lunch

For those who are unable to attend in person, we are offering a 'virtual' gathering (via live stream) with a break-out chat room to network with other on-line members at lunch time for £10 per person (you will need to make your own lunch!)

Please note: The Gathering is open to all practitioners  and members of the various Froebel Networks who have undertaken Froebelian training
(ie Edinburgh, Roehampton, Travelling Tutors course, etc)
and trainers on the courses. Don't worry if you're not in a local or  special interest Network - all trained Froebelians can be part of the National Network  - register here to be a member of the National Froebel Network - then return to this page to book your place at the Gathering!


Click here to book the Gathering


Click here to book overnight accommodation at the Elm Grove Centre


The Froebel Network hopes that the Froebel Trust will again be supporting this event. The cost of the event has taken this financial support into account. Should the Trust not be able to offer support this year, there will be an additional charge of £15 per person attending (not applicable to on-line attendees).
We will let you know before the event if there is an additional charge. In these circumstances you can choose to cancel your booking and have any money paid refunded. Please note - this refund does not cover any accommodation booked at the Elm Grove Centre (please refer to Roehampton Venues Terms and Conditions).