Our Nurture room is designed with a home like feel to be a bridge between school and home; a warm and friendly environment where children feel emotionally safe and secure and therefore develop their individual needs further. A place where we give children the opportunity to grow in confidence and be engaged in a small group environment to become more successful learners in their classrooms and the school community.
What is Nurture?
Verb: to care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing.
Noun: the action or process of nurturing someone or something
Synonyms: encouragement, development, boosting, advancement.
Within the nest we have small kitchen area where the children can enjoy cookery, baking and a place to prepare snacks for us to share at the table. Comfortable sofas to share our news, thoughts and games with one another during daily circle time. A sensory room filled with lights, sounds and many other sensory materials. We also have our own outdoor play and garden area.
The Nest is a targeted intervention based on a carefully routine session where there is a balance of learning and teaching, affection and structure within a home-like atmosphere. Children follow a structure and routine that is clear to both staff and children which includes group listening and speaking, learning and games, individual and shared playing and social skills. The group runs on consistency, positive reinforcement and praise. We endeavour to immerse our young people in an accepting and warm environment. This helps to develop positive relationships with both teachers and peers by providing a variety of experiences, opportunities, approaches and resources to address children’s needs within a culture of trust while incorporating the six principles of nurture.
Parents as partners
Before children attend nurture provision, parents/ carers will be contacted to discuss and permission slip to be signed. We work closely with parents with regular informal meetings taking place to discuss progress, share any concerns and to plan next steps. Special event invitations will be sent out sent for you and your child to join us but we also welcome parent/carers to pop in for coffee and cake.