Moray House School of Education

Froebel Course

A CPD course for those working in early education.

Froebel 2017

Venue: Moray House School of Education

Given government initiatives to improve the quality of early education and childcare this course has been designed to provide a continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity to professionals across the education and social services sector.

Fee: £750

This course considers how a contemporary analysis of Froebel’s work can provide practitioners with insights into how they can support young children to develop as confident learners. Participants will learn about Froebelian approaches; gifts, play, and relationships in learning contexts. They will be encouraged and challenged to consider how this can enhance their professional practice.

Course tutors

Course Tutors include Current posts
Stella Brown Head Teacher of Tynecastle Nursery School
Professor Tina Bruce CBE Previously External Examiner for the Froebel based in-service course at Moray House in Edinburgh
Chris McCormick Headteacher of Cameron House Nursery School
Lynn McNair OBE Head of the Cowgate Under 5’s Centre and Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh
Jane Read Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton University
Helen Tovey Principal Lecturer Early Childhood Studies. Roehampton University
Jane Whinnett Head Teacher of Balgreen Nursery School

Course programme

The course will be delivered at the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education through a series of lectures, study days, group tutorials; and visits to innovative early years settings. The sessions will be delivered over a series of day, twilight and weekend sessions allowing participants to balance their professional and personal commitments.

Core topics will include:

  • Froebel and the Historic Legacy
  • Working in a Community School with under 5’s
  • Frobelian Principals: Practice today
  • A Froebelian Perspective on the Nursery Garden
  • Froebel and Inclusive Education
  • Play and learning for children aged 0-5 years.

Course Schedule 2017




Day 1

Saturday 9 September 2017


Tutorial 1

Wednesday 13 September 2017


Tutorial 2

Wednesday 27 September 2017


Visit 1 Wednesday 1 November 2017 1700-1900
Day 2 Saturday 4 November 2017 1000-1530
Visit 2 Wednesday 8 November 2017 1700-1900
Visit 1/2 Wednesday 15 November 2017 1700-1900
Tutorial 3 Wednesday 29 November 2017 1700-1900

Tutorial 4

Wednesday 18 January 2018


Assignment 1

Wednesday 18 January 2018


Day 3

Saturday 3 February 2018


Visit 3/Poster Session

Wednesday 7 March 2018


Visit 3/Poster Session Wednesday 14 March 2018 1700-1900
Day 4 Saturday 17 March 2018 0900-1200

Visit 4

Saturday 17 March 2018


Tutorial 5 (Individual time slots)

Wednesday 21 March 2018


Assignment 2

Wednesday 30 April 2018 1700

Presentation Evening

Wednesday 6 June 2018


CPD hours

The total number of contact CPD hours will be 30 hours.

Book a place on this course

To apply for a place on this course an application form MUST be completed.

Apply for a place

Course Fees must be paid in full by 30 August 2017.

If you wish to apply for funding through SAAS please see our guidelines:


For any queries please email:  or telephone: 0131 651 6114