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Kites in the Sky

The Rainbow Room

Jodie Saunders

Mrs Andrea Nugent

Rainbow Room / Nurture Lead

Jodie Saunders

Miss Jodie Sanders

Rainbow Room / Nurture Practitioner

Colours from the Rainbow room

The Nurture Provision


The Rainbow Room is a happy, safe place where children have the opportunity to grow, become engaged and be successful independent learners. We have a well-planned structure, and predictable routines which helps the children to feel safe and secure with familiar trusted adults. We work on consistency, positive reinforcements and praise, this helps to boost confidence, self-esteem and improve the children’s social skills.

The Rainbow Room offers fun and child-centred activities that enables children to learn through play as well as carefully planned classwork that meets the children’s individual needs.

The aim of the Nurture group is to help all children attain the highest level of achievement of which they are capable and to be able to function successfully within their mainstream class.

The Nurture provision is run by two fully qualified experienced Nurture practitioners and has received The Majorie Boxall quality mark award.

The Principles of Nurture

1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally
Planned activities within the nurture group reflects the developmental stage of each child in the nurture group. Nurture practitioners meet regularly with class teachers to discuss the children's learning, emotional needs and their progress.

2. The classroom offers a safe base
The nurture room provides a bridge between home and school, a warm and friendly environment where children feel emotionally safe and secure.

3. The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing
With a growing self-esteem, children will be more able to face the challenges of everyday life, to solve problems and to tackle new experiences.

4. Language is as a vital means of communication
Great attention is paid to the use of language with high levels of child/adult interactions, everything is explained and explored.

5. All behaviour is communication
The children learn acceptable ways of communicating their likes, dislikes and feelings. There is an emphasis on achieving targets within a supportive environment.

6. The importance of transition in children’s lives
Managing transitions is a key feature of our Nurture Group, preparing the children for day-to-day events and changes to the usual routines.

Reasons children might attend a Nurture Group

  • Low self esteem

  • Find it hard to listen to others or join in

  • Family illness or break up

  • Bereavement

  • Find it hard to share and take turns

  • Find it hard to settle into class

  • Friendship difficulties

  • Find it hard to accept losing a game

  • Quiet, shy withdrawn

Does this mean my child is ‘naughty’?

No, these sessions are meant to help them manage situations and increase their skills to become more successful learners.

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