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The Bluebell Room

What is the Bluebell Room

The Bluebell Room is the room in our school which houses our Nurture Group. It is a colourful, safe and structured environment designed to bridge the gap between home and school.

The Nurture Group provides a variety of experiences and opportunities that incorporate the six principles of Nurture. The children enjoy a variety of fun activities and games that are structured to help early Literacy and Numeracy.

The children have plenty of opportunities to enjoy "free play" as well as carefully structured play. They also have the opportunity for outdoor learning on our school allotment which is situated in New Victoria Gardens. Here they learn about their local environment as well getting the chance to grow their own plants and vegetables.

What is a Nurture Group?

A Nurture Group is a small group of up to 6 children based in a mainstream educational establishment and staffed by two supportive adults. Nurture groups offer a short term focused strategy which address barriers to learning. These barriers may arise from social and emotional difficulties. The class continue to remain part of their own class and usually return to their class full time within 4 terms.

The Six Principles of Nurture

1) Children's learning is understood developmentally.

2) The classroom is a safe place.

3) Nurture is important 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.