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19KEC505 Nurture Group Theory and Practice Course - supporting all students to learn


Please note: - Amended dates Thurs 14th November, 21st November, 28th November & 5th December 2019

This 4-part course is suitable for:

  • Those who wish to set up and run a nurture group 
  • Those who wish to support pupils who need to ‘settle to learn’

  • Those who wish to support 'at risk' children.

  • Teachers and SNAs who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, attachment difficulties, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, low resilience, self-regulation and/or self-expression difficulties.

 This course will cover the following:-

  •  The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary
  • Up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience and the practical applications in the classroom

  • Child development and learning: the effects of loss, trauma and neglect on learning and behaviour

  • Using the Boxall Profile to assess pupils’ developmental difficulties, blocks to learning and to devise practical strategies to support them in transition back to class

  • Developing the curriculum to promote students’ social, emotional and learning skills

  • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach and promoting wellbeing

  • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured evidence-based planned approach

Venue:            Kildare Education Centre 

Dates:              (4 consecutive Thursdays) 14th, 21st, 28th Nov & 5th Dec 2019

Time:                5pm-8pm

Cost:                 €200 per participant to cover the cost of resources and books, and also correction of   the optional assignment should you wish to submit it for certification.

Trainer:            Niamh Brennan

Event Properties

Event Date 14-11-2019 5:00 pm
Event End Date 05-12-2019 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-09-2019
Capacity 25
Registered 12
Cut off date 13-11-2019 10:00 am
Individual Price €200.00
Location Kildare Education Centre
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  • Address:
    Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
  • Eircode:
    R51 KN66