Welcome to Natural Foundations

Natural foundations are a social enterprise based in Essex who are passionate about getting children outside to play.

Studies have shown that playing outside regularly improves children’s health, confidence, risk-awareness, social skills and can also improve their ability to learn. In Scandinavia forest schools – taking the classroom outside – have become a normal part of a child’s schooling.

We run a range of activities for early years settings and primary schools, as well as holidays clubs during the school holidays. Our activities take place in outdoor venues all around the South of Essex or we offer a mobile service where we can come to you. We have a geodesic dome for shelter, but all our activities are designed to take place in all weathers and we provide children with outdoor clothing and all the equipment to enable this to happen safely.

We can tailor your activity timetable to your needs fitting in with your current topics and mapping to the EYFS, Key Stage One or Key Stage Two. We offer both half and full days. You can choose from a range of activities, including:

Survival Stimulation
Den Building
Water Play
Rocks and Minerals
Natural Art
Forest School Activities
Team Building
Problem Solving Activities
Wide Games
Treasure / Scavenger Hunts
Story Telling
Theme Days eg Jungle, Robin Hood
Imaginative Games
Dance Movement
Campfires / Breadmaking
Mud Pie Kitchen
Songs / Making music

For further information and to discuss your own requirements please email us at info@naturalfoundations.co.uk, or phone 0756 4740060.

Natural Foundations are a not for profit organisation who believe strongly in the importance of child led natural play. Many of our activities take place outdoors, and most involve children and their parents/carers playing together.