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20-3265-AUT-Nurture Group Theory and Practice

20-3265-AUT-Nurture Group Theory and Practice

Nurture Group Theory and Practice Course - supporting pupils who need to ‘settle to learn’ 

Online Course

  • 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 .
  • Understanding the Boxall Profile as a tool to assess needs, set targets and develop strategies.
  • Developing the curriculum and a whole school nurturing approach.
  • Suitable for those who wish to set up and run a Nurture Group and practitioners who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have SEBD and attachment difficulties


Fee: €200 per participant includes delegate resource pack - Course materials -Boxall Profile (primary)-Boxall Profile for Young People (post-primary) Handbook -Strategies and Resources publications.

-All delegates will have the opportunity to submit an optional assignment for certification as a Certified Nurture Group Practitioner.



This course will take place over 4 evenings:

Wednesday 4th November - 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday 11th November - 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday 18th November - 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday 9th December - 4.30pm to 7.30pm


Education is a major protective factor in preventing social exclusion and predicting success in life. Children and young people who attend school regularly attain well, learn to make friends, are more likely to find skilled employment, avoid antisocial or criminal behaviour and enjoy good mental health. However, there are pupils in our primary and post primary schools who seem unable to settle to learn, who have not developed the necessary social, emotional and behavioural skills for learning. They do not respond to the teaching offered, either withdrawing or behaving aggressively to teachers and fellow pupils. These pupils make little progress, often reaching the stage of exclusion. They can have a profound, negative effect on other pupils and class morale. Much of this can be prevented. For more than 40 years, Nurture Groups demonstrate thatwith the right help and support, such pupils can successfully and cost-effectively be included in main-stream schools.

For Primary and Post-Primary Teachers and SNAs.

Trainer Marie Delaney is a Nurture Group practitioner, teacher, educational psychotherapist and author of ‘Attachment for Teachers’. 

Further information from Marie on 0873150751 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.

Cancellation Policy:

If you wish to cancel your place you can do so by clicking on the cancellation link at the bottom of your booking confirmation email. Course fees, if applicable, will only be refunded if you cancel 72 hours before the date and start time of the course. When you register for a course, you agree to these terms.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 04-11-2020 4:30 pm
Course End Date / Time 09-12-2020 7:30 pm
Capacity 22
Available place 5
Fee €200.00
Subsequent Dates 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020/ 09/12/2020
Number Hours 12
Speaker Marie Delaney
Location Online
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Cork Education Support Centre


Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork



Local Buses and limited carparking available


TEL: +353 21 4255600
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