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Professional Development

We provide a wide range of ways to support your professional development:

Supporting professional development is one of the most important parts of our work.  We do this in several ways:

  • Bespoke courses and consultancy -  through our Associates programme you can book one of our expert trainers to deliver INSET days and in-house training, or provide ongoing support and consultancy.  You can browse a list of sample courses offered, search for Associates with particular areas of expertise, or contact us with specific requests
  • Local branch events - see your local branch page for details of the kind of events which are running in your area or view the full list of nationwide events
  • One-day and twilight courses - you can book onto our regular training courses, which run at a range of locations around the country
  • Conferences and seminars including an Autumn Conference accompanying our AGM in November, our Annual National Conference held in May/June each year, and a range of ad hoc events on topical issues
  • Froebel Trust Short Courses - a unique opportunity to build your practice around core Froebelian principles
  • Accredited programmes

Use the links in the side menu for more details on all these options.

Comments on our training:

"Trainer was fantastic.  I loved her hands on approach.  She really understood nursery workers."

"Lots of interesting ideas... lots of strategies to implement."

"Deepened my understanding, helped me to reflect and remotivated me"

See below for a list of all our bookable courses, conferences and branch events.


12 May 2020

Building the Foundations for Early Mathematics

Location: Carlisle & Eden

13 May 2020

Enjoying music together

Location: Oxfordshire

19 May 2020

Forest School

Location: West Cumbria

11 Jun 2020

Beach School

Location: West Cumbria

18 Jun 2020

Introducing woodwork in early years education

Location: London

20 Jun 2020

Language and learning through outdoor experience

Location: Hampshire

14 Oct 2020

Introducing Woodwork in Early Childhood Education

Location: Oxfordshire

12 Nov 2020

Wholehearted Education through Nature Connection

Location: Oxfordshire