A need for nurture

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By Phoebe Doyleeducational writer

Nurture groups specialise in teaching social and communication skills and are becoming increasingly popular in schools throughout the UK

Children looking up

The intention of a nurture group is to provide a comfortable, homely and supportive environment where children feel happy and cared for. They are normally made up of around eight to ten children and usually at least two members of staff. They were born through the acknowledgement that, without security and care, children are less likely to get the most from their education – socially and academically.

The beginnings of nurture groups

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