Our Origin

FRÖBEL e.V., a non-profit organization, was founded in May 1990. What started as a professional training and education initiative in the advent of German Reunification in Berlin, now is an internationally operating organization with facilities in three countries. FRÖBEL’s history has been shaped by its drive for innovation, passion for quality development, progressiveness and growth.

Through its German subsidiary FRÖBEL runs kindergartens and crèches/nurseries, as well as other early childhood education and consultation facilities. FRÖBEL is Germany’s largest, private, national non-profit early childhood education provider.

FRÖBEL and its companies carry the name of our eponym Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel (1782 – 1852). He is unanimously seen as the “father of kindergarten”. He was a pioneer of the progressive educational movement, an initiator for reform on an international level and relentless advocate for every child’s right to education and a peaceful family life. FRÖBEL feels committed to protecting children’s rights and consequently puts the child as an individual at the center of its pedagogical philosophy.

Our pedagogical approach goes well beyond the original ideas of Friedrich Fröbel. We incorporate well-established pedagogical concepts such as Montessori and Reggio as well as sound findings from developmental psychology to reflect and promote international best practice and next practice in the early education field.