Utilising the therapeutic power of outdoor play
Many children we meet experience anxiety and stress, and it impacts on their physical and emotional health and childhood wellbeing. On top of these problems, which could be regarded as the social and emotional challenges of everyday childhood, some children are facing complex psychological and physical difficulties that make them particularly vulnerable.
Our Play Nurture work provides vulnerable children with the time and space to take part in child-led outdoor play and benefit from its restorative and healing qualities. Play Nurture is our way of providing help for children who need more support than our community play gatherings can offer. Play Nurture helps children to cope better with adversity, grow resilience, have improved emotional wellness, and increased social connections. Play Nurture takes place both in school and out of school, in smalls groups and for individuals. All Play Nurture is led by experienced Play Rangers, and our Young Volunteers provide buddying support.