Nature Play® is... child-led play, for all ages, every week,
all weather, all seasons and its free
Letting babies and children 'go' in nature - to play, explore, move and to connect.
The focus of a Nature Play® session is to allow the child the space, place and time to follow their own play urges. Your role of supporting child-led play is important in these sessions - please take a moment to familiarise yourself with how to become a learning ally and check out the Nature Play® Guidelines.
Nature Play® is about creating a space for the children to lead their own play, and a place for the adults to learn how to support that.
'Child-led play' means each child is completely free to follow his/her own play urges while, at the same time, respecting others. Successful child-led play depends on observing behavioural boundaries, such as no violent or aggressive behaviour. Both children and adults are asked to help keep Nature Play® a safe and calm place for everyone.
Your baby... In the early years of your baby's life the brain operates in the frequency ranges used in hypnosis - delta and theta. These are pure download states, downloading EVERYTHING at 40 million bits per second! Just by being outside, on the earth, in nature, your child has the opportunity to download everything around them in the natural environment.
In order for our children to bond with nature and the earth, they must spend time outside.
Your toddler... Children need to play for their brains to grow to their full potential, to unfold their intelligences, to evolve their imagination and creativity. Please don't bring any toys into the woods, there are plenty of 'sausages', 'horses', 'houses' etc there already.
Nature Play® is a FREE group for Mums, Dads, Caregivers, Nannies, Homeschoolers - all welcome.
Child-led play is where the child takes the lead,
so that they can follow their own play urges.
The Important Small Print -
Be responsible for yourself and your children. We encourage an atmosphere of free play for the children, however you will be responsible for your own child. You are welcome at Nature Play® only when accompanied by a child (unless two parents/carers attend for the same child). And for safety reasons, there are no more than three children in the care of a single adult.
No dogs. While we understand that dogs love the outdoors and many are children friendly, we would prefer to you to leave your dog at home please.
Photographs. Nature Play® hosts will be taking photos (most weeks) and loading them up to Facebook and Instragram. If you have a problem with your child featuring in photos on social media, please let the host know in advance. As a side note, all images used for promotional use (on-line and print) have permission and if you want to use any of our images, please ask first.
Nature Play is a Registered Trademark in the United Kingdom