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 Navan Education Centre, with an option for accreditation as a Nurture Group Practitioner (on submission of an assignment). 


Course Properties

Course date

28-02-2019 6:00 pm

End Date

Follow up session in Navan Education Centre



Available place





Susan Gibney

Number Hours

2 hours


Coláiste Dún na Rí, Kingscourt

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 28-02-2019 6:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 28-02-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Available place 22
Course Fee Free
Number Hours 2
Location Coláiste Dún na Rí Kingscourt

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