Pathways to Resilience

Our mission is to improve the life chances of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people experiencing challenges at home, at school and in the community.


Many of the children and young people we work with, aged from 2 - 11, come from vulnerable and disadvantaged circumstances..


Nature Nurture is the first early intervention programme in the UK that tackles vulnerability and promotes resilience by combining free play and nurturing interactions in natural environments.

Our approach defines resilience as ‘the mental, emotional and physical fortitude to recover from adversity and realise potential.’ Resilience is a key factor in breaking generational cycles of neglect and abuse and in building positive outcomes for adult life.


Nature Nurture runs programmes for groups of 10 children or young people, comprising 20 sessions.  Weekly term time sessions are half day, whilst in school holidays there are whole day sessions for five consecutive days.  Sessions take place outdoors in natural environments where children and young people can play, challenge themselves, socialise, explore and create freely with the attuned support of specially trained staff.


We apply a strengths based approach to developing individual potential and we measure development using rigorous observation, recording and evaluation methods.




Principles and Values


The Project is closely aligned to the principles and values of Getting It Right For Every Child, the Curriculum for Excellence, the Early Years Framework, Waldorf Education and Social Pedagogical approaches.

Nature Nurture is a business name of Nature Nurture Project.
A Charity, no: SC040277 (Scotland) | Registered company no: SC352081 (Scotland)
Registered address: Easter Buchat, Glenbuchat, Strathdon. AB36 8TQ


Nature Nurture® is a registered trademark wholly owned by Nature Nurture Project.

Giving vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people the best start in life

  • The Nature Nurture approach is cutting edge, based on current research and recent studies in resilience, health, wellbeing and related fields.
  • Nature Nurture works in partnership with referring agencies (social care, education and health). We value and promote close working relationships with carers, parents and other family members.

  • We accept referrals from any professional working with children. Email:


    Nature Nurture has a team of professionals, expert in understanding and nurturing vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people with a diverse range of needs.


    The project works with a staff to child or young person ratio of 1:2 to ensure high quality attuned support.


    We promote best practice and provide effective, high quality training and CPD to professionals from social work, health and education sectors.

  • Contacts

    +44 (0)7948 972550Telephone: