Our nurture club has been very successful and well attended, with almost 40 children attending regularly each week. Nurture club was a supportive after school club, initially for up to 30 children. The children in this nurture group have spent an hour of each week with a mixture of other year group peers, for a range of planned activities. The nurture group aimed to provide a warm and welcoming environment which contains aspects of home and school, with plenty of space and resources for fun activities, such as music, art, games, dance and any activities the children may request. It was a safe, predictable environment where the unique developmental needs of each child were met. Now this club has ended, we feel many of the children will miss this club and have decided to run a ‘Together Club’, which is an extension to this club.
Our new club will be staffed by three/four adults, which include Mrs Hannant, Mrs Raine and Miss Oselton. The nature of the relationships which the staff of the ‘together club’ have with the children is explicitly supportive and courteous. The staff will continue to support the children to enhance their confidence, cement relationships with others and take pride in themselves. The task of the staff is to make the children feel accepted and valued, to engage them in learning and in the life of the school, and to help them relate to each other by using the group dynamics to foster and promote strong relationships. As confidence grows, we hope each child grows within themselves, which will support them as they grow and achieve throughout our school and beyond. This club will be every Thursday and as the weather improves we will venture out of school, this will mean some weeks the children will need collected from different places, i.e. park. Children at swimming will be collected from the baths as before.
If we feel this club would benefit your child they will be given their invitation on Monday 11th February. It is optional so please do not feel that your child has to come along, but it will be a fun club!
This after school club will commence on Thursday 28th February until 4.30 p.m. and will run weekly until 23rd May 2019. The cost of the club is £1 per week and the children can also bring an additional £1 as we will either run a small tuck shop during the session, or they can use this on occasions we go off site. If you would like to book your child onto this ‘invitation’ only club, please return the form given to children on 11th February.