Repositioning Power In Early (and later) Childhood

Sat May 25 2024 at 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh & Cowgate Under 5s
Publisher/HostUniversity of Edinburgh & Cowgate Under 5s
Repositioning Power In Early (and later) Childhood
Froebelian Futures Conference 2024
About this Event

The essential national gathering of Froebelian educators - sharing ideas, hopes and vision with and for our children. Marking the culmination of three years of practitioner-led research and action developing Froebelian principles and practice in Scotland. Don't miss it!

Keynote speakers:

Professor Alison Clark, Senior Research Fellow, University College London

Professor Kay Tisdall & Dr Lynn McNair, The University of Edinburgh + child/family contributors

Dr Sacha Powell, Chief Executive, The Froebel Trust

Hosting children:

Colleagues and parents/carers with young children are warmly invited to join us - with play materials and practitioners on hand to support participation.

Wider programme:

A compelling selection of discussions, debates, films and research presentations on topics including:

  • Froebelian understandings of inclusion and additional need
  • Froebelian Leadership
  • Anti-racism through a Froebelian lens
  • Froebelian affordances in our governing bodies
  • Filming with young children - purpose, ethics and practice
  • Froebel in schools – where can we go further?
  • Music and song in contemporary Froebelian practice
  • Learning with families
  • The Froebel Play Café Project
  • Reminagining the children’s garden

... and more! For a draft schedule of the day, please click here.


We are operating a sliding scale on the cost of attending, to match a variety of circumstances. Lunch and refreshments are provided in the conference fee.

Professional fee - £20 unwaged, £30 (salary band up to £28k), £40 (salary band over £28k)

Family fee - £15 per parent/carer of children in participating settings

Please enquire with your line manager if there is a Continuing Professional Learning/Development budget to compensate you for this event. Conference attendance can be used as proof of CPL on practitioners' SSSC record.

Friday night pre-conference dinner:

We are hosting a three course dinner including wine, based on individual dietary requirements, at the historic St Leonard’s Hall, Edinburgh, at 7.30pm, Friday 24th May. If you would like to join us please add this to your booking today. Places limited.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


GBP 0.00 to GBP 50.00

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