Course description

Nurture Group Theory and Practice Courses


This course is suitable for those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for practitioners who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.

• The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary
• Up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience
• Child development and learning
• Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile and using it to refer children and young people, set targets and put in place practical strategies to support a smooth transition back into class
• Developing the curriculum
• Developing a whole-school nurturing approach
• Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach


Each participant will need to pay for, in advance, a resource pack which will include:

• Course materials

• A copy of the BP/BPYP Handbook

• A copy of Beyond the Boxall Profile: Strategies and Resources (primary level) or Beyond the Boxall Profile for Young People: Strategies and Resources (post-primary level)


This resource pack will be given to you at the course.


All participants will also have the opportunity to submit an assignment to the Nurture Group Network for certification.

There is an additional cost for the resources, and the assessment of the assignment for certification, for this course. This will be €150 which you may request to be paid for by your school. Therefore, the total cost of this summer course will be €200.


All participants will have the opportunity to submit an assignment at NGN certified level, after which they may further their studies at Undergraduate or Post- Graduate levels with Edge Hill University.


Success at school leads to success in life. Children and young people who attend school regularly attain well, learn to make friends, and are significantly more likely to find skilled employment, to avoid antisocial or criminal behaviour and to enjoy good mental health. Most children start school with confidence and enthusiasm, but some do not. They do not respond to the teaching offered, either withdrawing or behaving aggressively to teachers and fellow pupils. These children will make little progress and may reach the stage of exclusion, a damaging experience for the child and sometimes the last straw that leads troubled families to breakdown. They also have a profound and negative effect on other pupils, interfering with their work, taking more than their share of their teacher’s attention and generally lowering class morale. Much of this can be prevented. For more than 40 years, nurture groups have been demonstrating that, with the right help and support, such children and young people can successfully and cost-effectively be included in mainstream schools.

For more information contact or for more information please call 01 2365005. 



Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:

(APPLIES ONLY TO €50 not the €150)

All our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.


In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.

Category Summer Courses
Date Monday 02 July 2018 - Friday 06 July 2018
Time 9.30 - 2.00pm
Presenters To Be Confirmed
Code 18-367 lc sc
Fee €50.00
Venue Carrigaline Educate Together, Carrigaline
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