'This is a refreshing approach to time-honoured ideas, looking both into the past and into the future. Fascinating reading' - Early Years This book explores six recurring educational themes, which each generation of educators needs to address. It is about finding quality ways forward in relation to these central themes, which honour the past without being constrained by it. During this century, Froebel's philosophy has had a deep and enduring impact on British education. This book is not concerned with returning to a past golden era when Froebelian philosophy flourished. Instead, it provides a forward looking and up-to-date perspective in relation to Froebel's principles.