Nurture Group

Nurture Group

What is the Nurturing Programme?

The Nurturing Programme builds on our existing parenting skills and helps us think about

  • why children behave as they do
  • the feelings behind behaviour (ours and theirs)
  • different approaches to discipline
  • developing co-operation and self-discipline in children
  • the importance of looking after ourselves

The Nurturing Programme provides simple, effective tools to help adults and children

  • understand and manage feelings and behaviour
  • improve relationships at home and in school
  • improve emotional health and wellbeing
  • develop self-confidence and self-esteem; crucial ingredients for effective parenting and learning

Adults are given tips on how to

  • build on pre-existing parenting skills
  • use positive behaviour management, communication and relationship strategies
  • look after their own emotional needs, so they can parent more effectively

What Parents Cover in the group
Classroom Rules
Praise & Criticism
Time out… to calm down
Personal Power, Choices & Consequences
Feelings & What We Do With Them
Anger & How To Deal With It
Kinds of Touch & Nurturing Ourselves
Ages & Stages in Children’s Development
Issues Around Sex – Helping Children Stay Safe
Behaviour to Ignore
Problem-Solving & Negotiation
Continuing the Nurturing Programme Beyond the 10 Weeks

for anyone who cares for children: parents, grandparents, guardians or carers.

St John Vianney School & Children’s Centre run a 10 week Nurturing Programme for for anyone who cares for children: parents, grandparents, guardians or carers.

If you are interested in the programme or would like any more information please speak to

Mrs L. Swales

Ms J. Mills

Mrs A.Carass