Welcome to our nurture group!
The nurture group is a small group of children within mainstream school, supported by the whole staff. The group has its own nurture group practitioners who collect the children from their classrooms and return them at the end of the session.
The nurture group leader is a qualified NNEB and has completed the 4 day nurture training.
The nurture group leader is Mrs Dawn Caddy.
She is supported by – Mrs Doody, and Miss Walsh.
The nurture group is overseen by the deputy head, Julia Wise, who has also completed the 4 day course. However, the day to day running and planning is the responsibility of Mrs Caddy.
Every effort is made to ensure that Nurture staff are not required to cover absent colleagues and that the nurture group runs consistently.
Visits by other staff, outside agencies and parents are carefully planned.
What happens in nurture group?
In nurture group, there are lots of different and fun activities that all follow the topic of the week.
Meet and greet
Main activity/free play
Tidy up and wash hands
Snack and juice
Circle time/story/positive finish
Meet and greet time
positive speaking and listening time
introduction of the session/what’s on offer today/weekly focus area eg; hopes and dreams
focus target work (if planned for)
Main activity/free play
positive social time
children responsible for serving snacks and juice, washing up
positive social/emotional, gross motor, etc reinforcing focus area focus target work (if planned for)
Circle time/ story
speaking and listening time, sharing ideas
target work (if planned for)
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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