What is a Nurture Class?. Early Years Conference Wed 13 th Feb 2013. Belinda Tomasik - DHT Shieldhill Primary School Carole Roberts – Nurture Family Support Worker. Voice on the Table.
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Early Years Conference
Wed 13th Feb 2013
Belinda Tomasik - DHT Shieldhill Primary School
Carole Roberts – Nurture Family Support Worker
Introduce yourself to your group and share a positive childhood memory with the other people at your table (a time when you felt nurtured)
What does a
LOVE, AFFECTION, AND
PHYSIOLOGICAL OR SURVIVAL NEEDS
Majority of children have experienced life in the
context of secure relationships. Adult is:-
A securely attached child learns
positive internal models of how
Children also develop positive internal
models of themselves as
Children learn that -
Difficulties in the attachment process
arise when the care giver is not
consistently available or responsive
The nurture class setting attempts to
meet the needs of insecurely attached
August 2012 five primary schools
participating in Nurture Class pilot
Nurture group provision will be
considered for children who are
This includes children who:
(teacher and SLA)
9.10 – 9.40
11.30 – 12.00
12.00 – 12.15
e.g. Social Skills Group
These children will find it extremely
difficult to settle in school.
Parental involvement is fundamental throughout the Nurture Group process. The parents’ permission is essential if the child is to be included in the group.
In small groups, pick one of the themes
and discuss ways of making your own
setting more nurturing.