What does a session in Nurture look like?
The Nurture Room follows a structure and routine that is clear to both children and all adults. This includes group listening and speaking, sharing news, a curriculum activity, breakfast time, well-being activities and stories. All sessions start with the register and ‘Bean Bag’ time which is an opportunity to talk and share.
Each child has the opportunity to be responsible for a job within the group, these roles change daily. The jobs range from taking the register to laying the table, taking the orders for breakfast and washing up.
Breakfast time, for KS1, is a very important time within the Nurture Room, sharing a meal that has been prepared by the children encourages the children to talk around the table, listen to each other, taking turns to speak, to work as a team to offer support and to problem solve.
Will my child miss out on their learning?
Children will still be taking part in academic lessons, Maths and English in the morning and Topic in the afternoon. The sessions will look different to classroom based lessons as the children’s needs and targets are carefully planned for and considered for each task.
How long will my child attend nurture?
This is individual to all children and can depend on their progress within the Nurture Room. The main aim is to equip the children with the skills that they need to be successful in the wider school environment, including their classroom and outside areas. Their progress is monitored and reviewed, alongside further Boxall Profiling.
What happens when they finish in the Nurture Room?
All children who are ready to leave Nurture and return to the classroom have an individual and carefully planned transition timetable to fully support them in this change.
Does this mean my child is naughty?
No. The aim of the Nurture Room can be different for all children attending. We recognise the individual needs of children and the Nurture Practitioner will strive to give them the support and skills to help them manage situations and become more successful and resilient learners.