The Froebel Trust is a UK-based early years education charity which aims to promote the value and relevance of Froebelian principles to the education and learning of children in the 21st century.
The vision of the Trust, in line with the principles developed by Friedrich Froebel, is a world in which childhood is valued in its own right and each child’s capacity and potential are recognised. The following principles for the education and care of children up to the age of eight are at the centre of grant making:
- The integrity of childhood in its own right
- The relationship of every child to family, community, nature, culture and society
- The uniqueness of every child’s capacity and potential
- The holistic nature of the development of every child
- The role of play and creativity as central integrating elements in development and learning
- The right of children to protection from harm or abuse and to the promotion of their overall well-being
A number of small practitioner grants are available to early years settings that are interested in further developing an aspect of Froebelian practice. Eligible settings will have a member of the management team, plus at least one other practitioner, who has completed the Froebel course at University of Edinburgh, or the University of Roehampton or all five elements of the Froebel short course delivered by Travelling Froebel Tutors. Settings must also be registered with Care Inspectorate or SEED in Scotland or be a registered setting in England.
Grants of between £3000 – £5000 to cover training costs, supply cover implications and up to 20% of resources are available. Please note that payments cannot be made to individuals.
Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.00 pm on Friday 6th July 2018.