Proud to be part of the
In partnership with
Proud to be part of the
In partnership with

Nurture Group

The Nest is a place for children to have the opportunity to grow in confidence and become engaged, successful learners in their classrooms and the school community.

Nurture is an environment where adults and children work closely together; a place where mistakes and accidents are discussed; where boundaries are put in place and where children learn about themselves and their world, at a pace and in a way that suits them.

Our Nurture provision is designed to be a bridge between home and school; a place where children can feel safe and secure. The room aims to replicate a home; has a table to share breakfast, a beautiful living room, role play and quiet area to play games and work collaboratively plus a kitchen area to prepare food and snacks.

The purpose of Nurture is to offer children opportunities to re-visit early learning skills and promote and support their social and emotional development. There is much evidence that children’s learning is most effective when they have a sense of emotional well-being and positive self-esteem. The Nurture Room provides children with this opportunity and so helps to develop their maturity and resilience. The Nurture Room is a place of learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which children attend Nurture?

Children may attend sessions in the Nurture Group for specific reasons, for example: 

  • Friendship difficulties – keeping/making friends
  • Quiet, shy, withdrawn
  • Find it hard to listen to others or join in
  • Disruptive towards others
  • Find it hard to accept losing a game
  • Find it hard to share and take turns
  • Find it a bit difficult to settle into class
  • Bullying
  • Low self esteem
  • Poor relationships with adults in school
  • Bereavement
  • Family illness or break-up

How will Nurture Group help my child?

Nurture Group will boost confidence and self-esteem and provide children with the extra help sometimes needed to improve social skills and independence for example:

  • To join in
  • To settle
  • To listen
  • To concentrate
  • To share and take turns
  • To accept losing a game
  • To build up friendships with their classmates

It gives them a chance and helps to encourage a more positive profile among their peers and members of staff.

Does this mean my child is naughty?

No, these sessions are meant to help them manage situations and increase their skills to become more successful learners.

How long will my child be in Nurture Group for?

Children attend based on their need. We will assess each child and work with the parent to decide the best fit for their child. 

How are parents/carers involved?

We like to consider our door is always open and therefore welcome parent/carers to visit and join the sessions at any time. Special event invitations are sent out to join us for example; open afternoon, Mothers Day Tea or simply for afternoon tea and a chat.