- Parent Handbook
- Extra Curricular Clubs
- Home Contact Book
- Playtime Snacks
- School Meals and Free School Meals
- The School Day
- Transfer to Secondary School
- Forestdale Team
- School Houses
- Robins Nurture Group
- Learning Visits
- Home Learning
- Helping in School
- Starting At Forestdale Primary School
- Getting Ready to Start School
- A Typical Day at Forestdale
- What does my child need?
- School Readiness - through the eyes of a child
- Parents: the teachers before and during school
- Key Dates for September 2017
- Special Educational Needs and Disability School Information Report 2016/17
- Term Dates
- Parent Workshops
- Breakfast and After School Club
Robins Nurture Group
At Forestdale Primary School a nurture group is run every lunchtime.
What is the Robins Nurture Group?
The nurture group is a small group of children who meet every lunch time with two supportive adults. Nurture groups offer a short term, focussed, intervention strategy, which address barriers to learning arising from social / emotional difficulties, in an inclusive, supportive manner. Central to the philosophy is attachment theory; an area of psychology which explains the need for any person to be able to form secure and happy relationships with others in the formative years of their lives.
How does the Robins Nurture Group Work?
Our staff create an attractive, safe, structured environment with specific routines and resources. Building trusting relationships are core to the approach. The children are carefully selected according to their individual holistic profile of needs, identified using the Boxall Profile whilst also ensuring the establishment of a cohesive nurture group.
Robins Nurture Group Principles
The setting of the nurture group offers children a secure and safe environment.
Children’s behaviour is accepted and addressed.
All behaviour is seen as a form of a communication.
All children’s learning is understood developmentally.
All children’s emotions, well-being and self esteem are developed through nurture.
Transitions in children’s lives are always taken into account and are understood as being of great importance.