“A worthwhile book full of useful ideas and resources for nurture group practitioners. Simon Bishop is a skilled practitioner, and he links his contemporary, practical experience to the wider range of ideas and thinking that inform and underpin nurture group work in a helpful and accessible style.”—Jim Rose, DirectorThe Nurture Group Network Setting up and running a nurture group in your school is an effective way to improve the quality of educational services for every child, not just those with special educational needs. This practical book offers a clear structure for making a nurture group work and provides tried-and-tested reproducible resources to support the whole process. The author explains how and why nurture groups work and:Demonstrates how nurture groups benefit young children's social, emotional, and educational developmentGives practical advice on setting up and running a nurture groupExplains how to assess and monitor student progressProvides materials for leading staff development sessionsOffers photocopiable resources on an accompanying CD-ROMAn inspirational read for all teachers and support staff, Running a Nurture Group will appeal to anyone working with young children who have emotional and behavioral difficulties.

How to Run a Nurture Group Effectively

How to Run a Nurture Group Effectively

How to run a nurture group effectively

This Chapter Covers

  • a typical day in a nurture group
  • the role of the adults in the nurture group
  • behaviour management
  • reintegrating children into their mainstream classes
  • working with parents
  • working with other professionals.

The aim of the nurture group staff is to create the type of day that would be ‘equivalent to the first three years at home’ (Boxall, 2002). There is much routine and repetition – same people, same places, same times. The children are accepted at whatever emotional level they are operating, regardless of their chronological age. What should be seen in the nurture group is the type of learning you would expect to see in pre-school years, from birth ...

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