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What is Nurture?

Nurture is a tried and tested way of relating to children that helps them develop vital social skills, confidence and self-esteem, and become ready to learn.

The concept of nurture highlights the importance of social environments – who you are with and not who you are born to – and its significant influence on social and emotional skills, wellbeing and behaviour.

The nurturing approach to education offers a range of opportunities for children and young people to engage with missing early nurturing experiences, giving them the social and emotional skills to do well at school and with peers, and to develop their resilience and self-confidence. It encourages pupils to take pride in achieving - addressing the social and emotional needs that can hamper learning. 


We at Lynsted & Norton Primary School have engaged in the National Nurturing Schools Programme which is based on the Six Principles of Nurture that underpin nurture for our children and are as follows:-


Children’s learning is understood developmentally

To be aware that children develop at different stages- emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. It uses the approach of stage not age.


Classroom offers a safe base

Adults within the class may well be their safe base and not the actual room itself, Key adults will support the child. The adult will be a reliable consistent adult for them and the class would have a consistent routine


The importance of nurture for the development of well being

Noticing and praising work, behaviour and effort, this will help to develop their capacity for challenges, help develop their confidence, self-efficiency and value others


Language is vital means of communication

Help develop the children’s language this then helps to develop talk about how they are feeling.


All behaviour is communication

To consider that thoughts and feelings influence behaviour. There is a reason behind all behaviour.


The importance of transitions in children’s lives

They happen all the time throughout the day and then in a bigger form throughout the year. Home to school, classroom to playground, classroom to lunch hall.