Since 2009, FROEBEL has been active abroad as a kindergarten provider. What began in Australia with the takeover of the management and running of two centres has now grown to include four centres in Sydney and Melbourne and a further centre in Poznań (Poland).
There is regular communication between FROEBEL in Germany and the FROEBEL kindergartens abroad with a view to making their activities better known here as well.
Here is a link to publications in English and Polish.
“Little scientists” in Australia
Since 2013, FROEBEL, as an exclusive partner of the German Foundation “House of the Little Scientists” (Haus der kleinen Forscher), has been building and expanding a “Little Scientists” network in kindergartens in Australia. Little Scientists offers educators who specialise in early learning and teachers inexpensive workshops for professional development in MINT topics. The workshops aim to strengthen self-confidence, to identify MINT learning opportunities and to use the everyday experiences of children to create learning through play that is also research-based. The programme has been so successful that the Australian government has been funding it through its National Innovation and Science Agenda since 2016. The funding is initially set to continue until 2025 in a total amount of €4.2 million.
Cooperation with the Klett Group
FROEBEL International GmbH, in cooperation with the Klett Group, is the umbrella organisation for the activities of FROEBEL Australia Ltd. We have found a reliable partner in Ernst Klett Präsenzlernen GmbH. This company is part of the renowned Klett Group, to which, for example, the Klett-Schulbuchverlag (a publisher of books for schools) belongs. With our partner’s participation in FROEBEL International GmbH, we can continue to expand our activities abroad over the long term and also have recourse to the extensive know-how of Klett in the field of education.