Nurture Group

Nurture Group is run on a Tuesday and Thursday each

week staff depending. A small room is set up with a

variety of resources and planned experiences for each

session. This is for a small group of children who may

require more interaction with adults and a quiet and

safe space during the week to help nurture their


It has been shown in other settings to influence children's social emotional skills, well-being and behaviour. For more information click on the link below for the Nurture Group Network.

Here is some information about Nurture from their site;

What Is Nurture?

The concept of nurture highlights the importance of social environments – who you’re with, and not who you’re born to – and its significant influence on social emotional skills, wellbeing and behaviour. Children and young people who have a good start in life are shown to have significant advantages over those who have experienced missing or distorted early attachments. They tend to do better at school, attend regularly, form more meaningful friendships and are significantly less likely to offend or experience physical or mental health problems.

The nurturing approach offers a range of opportunities for children and young people to engage with missing early nurturing experiences, giving them the social and emotional skills to do well at school and with peers, develop their resilience and their capacity to deal more confidently with the trials and tribulations of life, for life.

Photo credit: Nurture Group Network



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