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Nurture

Please find below information about our Nurture team, if you feel your child could benefit from speaking with the Nurture team please contact the school office on office@loose-primary.kent.sch.uk or discuss with your child's teacher.

Our nurture team includes Mrs Bremerkamp (who is our lead TA) and Miss Michaelas.

Loose Primary school is committed to creating a nurturing and inclusive community for all. We believe that pupils’ emotional and social development is essential for them to progress academically. Our focus on nurture extends to all members of the school community. We feel that in order for all pupils to feel safe and engage with high quality learning, it is important to invest in Wellbeing and Mental Health support for all staff.

Our nurture provision is underpinned by the 6 principles of Nurture established by the work of Marjorie Boxall and others. They are as follows:

  1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally
  2. The nurture room offers a safe base
  3. The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing
  4. Language is a vital means of communication
  5. All behaviour is communication
  6. The importance of transition in children’s lives.

Wellbeing and Nurture at Loose Primary School

At Loose Primary School we believe that pupils emotional and social development is essential for them to progress academically. Through the use of a range of activities: drawing, games, reading, Lego Therapy and craft we help promote social skills, talking, listening and developing friendships.

Before School

It is our aim to make sure that all children have a happy and fulfilled school life. The Nurture room is open for invited children at 08.30am each day providing juice, toast, biscuits and fruit to help children that may need support with their transition from home to the school environment, which sometimes can be challenging.

During School

The children have access to the Nurture TAs throughout the day, whether this is for 1:1 scheduled Well Being interventions or if they just require some emotional support at that point in time. The Nurture TAs use a range of activities to support the child’s emotional needs.