Nurture

Nurture Group

Nurture Group has been running successfully at Berry Hill Primary School for a number of years now.  We are very proud of what our Nurture Group contributes to the well-being of our pupils.

The Nurture Group provides  opportunities to develop confidence, self esteem and social skills, in a secure, caring and safe environment. The group consists of children with a wide range of needs who are not, for whatever reason, achieving their full potential. The group has high expectations with clearly defined boundaries, positive reinforcement, consistency, structure and predictability. It works within the principles of inclusive practice and the principles of the Nurture Group Network  to respond to diverse needs.

The Principles of Nurture are:

  1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally
  2. The classroom offers a safe base
  3. The importance of nurture for the development of self esteem
  4. Language is a vital means of communication
  5. All behaviour is communication
  6. The importance of transition in children’s lives
Nurture Group takes place on two afternoons per week and is run by Mrs Reddan and Mrs Lanfear.