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Early years education Sweden

May 28, 2018 - 11:00 am

This excursion is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture of empathy early years education in Sweden.

May 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - June 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am

An educational excursion for anyone interested in learning more about a culture of empathy in early years education in Sweden.

Who is it for?

Educators interested in; exploring, learning and discovering new practices and sharing pedagogy.

The teaching model in Swedish schools is based on the motto: ‘freedom with responsibility’.

Equality, inclusiveness and democracy are high values that are clearly evident in all education settings.


  • You will fly to Stockholm Arlanda airport and travel by metro or taxi to your accommodation in the City (we recommend this is close to the Central station).
    You will be welcomed to Stockholm by the owner of a well known, highly regarded pre-school (kindergarten, förskola) group.


Ängbybarnens pre-schools are well known for their involvement in a European project concerning peace education. Also for implementing the Reggio Emilia approach and an empathic model of communication, known as NVC. They received the  Stockholm City Council Award in recognition of their high-quality early year’s provision, for two years consecutively and have some very unique practices around meal times. 

  • We will visit a number of Angbybarnensforskolor pre-schools to learn about the system in Sweden.
  • We will be introduced to the unique service and practices offered by this group, whose prime goal is to nurture children’s self-esteem.

Staff are skilled and experienced in reflective practice and action research. They are very keen to share and collaborate. There will be plenty of time for you to be with both staff and the children.


We had an amazing time last year, here are a few comments from the  participants who were asked if the trip met their expectations:

YES! On so many levels, I love that children are given freedom of expression. I wish the system in the UK could be more heavily weighted in favour of the child and that it did away with a culture of fear forced on us by inspections, the media and the public.”

“Yes, over and above, all the experiences, not just in the settings but also activities arranged for us out of the environment where staff team joined.”

“Yes and beyond. I have so much in my mind that I’m thinking how will I logically put it all into practice—however, I am going to try! Empathic communication is at the heart of these settings and I need to know more about it.”

You can read more testimonials here

You may also be interested to read the special report article featured in NMT (Nursery Management Today)

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You can read more information about cost, travel and accommodation her

To book now – complete the form below and pay the FEE  (your flight and accommodation is additional to the BOOKING FEE). Places are limited to 20.

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May 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am
June 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am

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