Natural Pod™ Play lofts were designed very much with the needs of early learners in mind. The intention was to create spaces that were all their own, where their imaginations could transform the space into any environment they wished, whether a fort, a castle, an enchanted forest or perhaps a magical cave. Named after the educators whose own imaginations inspired them, each Natural Pod™ Play Loft is unique, beautiful, sustainable and extremely durable. Beloved by all children, our lofts provide endless invitations for open-ended play where children can express themselves freely as there is no specific outcome to get to, no guidelines and no wrong way to play! Therefore children can make their own decisions for how they would like to interact with their environment. This allows them to be more creative and imaginative, helping to foster curiosity, and expand their problem solving and social skills.
There are now twelve versions of the Play Loft, including ones designed especially for toddlers: so there’s endless possibilities for play and imagination for every age. We make such a variety of play lofts in differing sizes and features to suit multiple space configurations and the various stages of child development. One loft has been specifically designed for use in licensed childcare locations within British Columbia. Its design and method of installation has been approved by both the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health Authorities. The other is a non-licensed version. Included underneath the deck are natural wooden handrails so the children can swing whilst playing. Suitable for use in grade schools, early learning, kindergarten, preschool, daycare and in-home use.
Natural Pod products contain less than 1% PVC (excluding electrical components) and come with a 10-year warranty. Our furniture has no harmful off-gassing. You can enjoy knowing this item is made with trees harvested using Forest Stewardship Council® certified source materials. These meet LEED credit standards. Natural Pod is certified under Sustainable Northwest’s FSC® Chain of Custody Group (C012237). FSC® is the leading not-for-profit forest management certification organization. They help set the world’s most respected environmental and social standards for responsible forest resource use. Their guidelines help ensure our forests are respected and well managed for future generations.
Environmental stewardship is part of the Natural Pod ethos. The company grew from a desire to create safe, healthy and sustainable education environments. We see sustainable practices as supporting the students, educators, and the community. We are one of the few companies in the world creating learning furniture with high sustainability standards and material certifications. We hold our products to the highest standards of sustainability, durability and safety.
Our products tell a story and support environmental education with a real-world example. Educators and students can learn where the products come from, what they are made of, and how the choices they make can impact their learning environment and the world.
Our layered wood construction with alternating grains, results in a product that is stronger than the natural, solid hardwood, ensuring your pieces are tough enough for the long-term, reducing the risks of cracking. This material construction is held together by a unique wood joinery system, with a standard glue with screw or cam-lock system to ensure multiple layers of performance for the long-term.
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