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Early childhood education and care

Full day
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SOLD OUT: Learning through play the Froebel way

Friedrich Froebel was a pioneer of early childhood education, and created the first kindergarten in 1837. His theory that ‘play is the highest expression of childhood development; it alone is the free expression of a child’s soul’ has been applied within early years establishments across the globe. 

This workshop with the acclaimed Cowgate Under 5s Centre in Edinburgh explores practical ways to put Froebel's theories into action in your own setting. 

Key learning: 

Learn practical ways to meet children’s needs in the following areas identified by Froebel: 

  • Physical activity 
  • Sensory awareness 
  • Creative expression 
  • Exploration of ideas 
  • The experience of living among others.