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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.