Nurture Groups are an effective, evidenced-based approach supporting Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) in an inclusive manner. SEBD can arise from Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or Additional Support Needs (ASD). Through successfully addressing the barriers to learning, Nurture Groups result in both improved academic attainment and improved health and wellbeing.
The six principles of nurture:
Children’s learning is understood developmentally
The classroom offers a safe base
The importance of nurture for the development of self-esteem
Language is a vital means of communication
All behaviour is communication
The importance of transition in children’s lives