The inspiration directory

Looking for inspiration, provocation and resources for your early years practice - straight from the nursery floor? Our directory of accessible practitioner-created research is fully searchable, so you’ll find something to match your curiosity and learning needs.

Audio and video

Browse and share videos and podcasts on themes related to Froebel, child-led play, children’s rights and contemporary pedagogy.


A collection of useful tools to further your Froebelian practice and policy-making... includes An Introduction to Practitioner Inquiry, A Self-Evaluation Tool for Froebelian Settings, and more...


Reflections, provocations and top tips from leading Froebelian-informed writers and practitioners, edited by Froebelian Futures.

Mobile play cafe

Our mobile play café facilitates pop-up play spaces for children, families and key workers across Edinburgh and beyond, co-designed with diverse community organisations. Through it, we want to learn and champion the best in inclusive play opportunities which put children’s rights at the heart of every community.

Academic research and policy

Looking to take a deeper dive into some of the critical debates around children’s rights and early years pedagogy? Browse our free collection of academic research and writing by Froebelian and Froebel-inspired researchers working at The University of Edinburgh and beyond.