What is Nurture group?
Nurture group is a group of up to 6 children who receive additional support within our school. It supports pupils to develop their social and emotional skills. Which will impact positively on their academic achievement. Children attend Nurture group 1 morning a week, for 6 weeks, supported by 2 adults.
What we do in Nurture group
- Encourage communication and language skills by providing opportunities to share experiences.
- Develop Emotional Literacy skills, which build confidence, self-esteem and social skills such as sharing and turn taking.
- Provide routines and boundaries in a "home from home" style classroom.
- Build trusting relationships.
- Work in partnership with the teachers to provide consistency between the classroom and Nurture group.
A typical morning in Nurture group
- Children indicate how they are feeling on the emotional register.
- Talk time/sharing news.
- Structured play, which includes role play, craft activities, small world, puzzles and games.
- Review of what we have been doing.
- Snack time, prepared by the children.
- Adult led activity. Structured learning activity.
- Review of our goals
What difference do Nurture groups make?
Nurture groups are recognised by the Government and Ofsted as providing an important opportunity for children to develop;
- Positive relationships with adults and peers.
- Learning skills.