The principle aim of a nurture provision is to support children with additional social, emotional and mental health needs and is primarily focused on Early Years and Key Stage 1 children. Nurture provision provides short term, focused and inclusive intervention with the aim of equipping children with emotional and social resilience. Children who take part in this remain very much part of their class, whilst spending time in the nurture room, balancing core subject learning with interventions to meet their specific needs and break down barriers to learning.
We worked hard through the summer of 2020 to put together a bid to the local authority to secure funding and set up our own nurture provision. We were thrilled that we were successful, being allocated £20,000 for building works at each site to develop our old and tired pastoral rooms!
The money was spent on building kitchens and sensory rooms as well as improving the carpets, blinds, lighting and storage. We have already gone through many stages of planning and our nurture provision was ready for September 2021 and is being used brilliantly by our children.
We are thrilled to introduce you to 'The Hive' as named by the children at Ash Green. This is a calm and welcoming space for all children to access should they need to. The Hive is a homely space with a dedicated sensory room, full kitchen facility and access to regulation activities such as mindfulness and arts and crafts.