Nurture groups are a focused intervention for children with particular social and emotional needs. The nurture sessions help children develop their confidence; become responsive to others; build resilience and learn self-respect. The Nurture Group continues the ethos of an already nurturing environment within St. Mary’s to raise the children’s emotional well-being, self-esteem, resilience and sense of belonging. We provide a structured routine with clear boundaries so the children feel safe and secure. Each Nurture group runs for one half term and then groups are reassessed and rotated.
Each group consists of up to 6 children, led by two nurture group teachers (Miss Cullen and Miss Whitehead).