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Nurture Group Theory and Practice - Information Session

We will be hosting a Nurture Group Theory and Practice - Information Session for interested school personnel on 28/1/2019 from 4pm - 6pm

This Information Session on Nurture Group Theory and Practice is an introduction for school personnel on the theory behind Nurture Groups and how to engage in the practice of running a Nurture Group and being a Nurturing School.

During this session, the following will be addressed:


        The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary

        An outline of up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience

        Nurture Groups and child development and learning

        An introduction to the Boxall Profile and how it is used to refer children and young people, set targets and put in place practical strategies to address the challenges children have

        Linking to the curriculum

        Developing a whole-school nurturing approach

        Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach


This Information Session will be of interest to those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for schools who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have any or all of the following: social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, low resilience, self-regulation difficulties and/or self-expression difficulties.

Following the Information Session, participants will have the opportunity to enrol in a full 'Nurture Group Theory and Practice Course', in Galway Education Centre, with an option for accreditation as a Nurture Group Practitioner (on submission of an assignment).

For more information on Nurture Groups click here.

To book a place visit our course page.