Early identification so that a child can access the Programme in a timely way is crucial. If you would like to refer a child to the Programme, you need to consider the Referral Criteria for children (below) and have ensured that:

  • The child can be transported to activities or alternative provisions (ideally, parents will be enabled to provide this, as liaison at the beginning and end of sessions is valuable for everybody involved)
  • The child’s parents are willing and able to support and engage in the Programme
  • The potential need to fund additional activities identified in the child’s Individual Learning Pathway has been considered
  • The child’s home school staff are prepared to actively engage with meetings, visits etc
Referral Criteria

The Programme is appropriate for children who:

  • Are currently in Foundation Stage or KS1
  • Are likely to struggle with emotional regulation and social skills in later life (KS2 onwards), such that they are unable to manage well in school
  • Are likely to be excluded because their social and emotional needs affect the way they engage with education and social life
  • Are likely to have significantly different outcomes with early intervention
  • Are unlikely to make progress through a Nurture Group alone
  • Are attending a school which is supportive of the referral and understands their commitment to the holistic Programme
  • Have a family¬†who are willing to engage in the Programme and would benefit from proactive planned support, over and above that which is provided by generic parent groups or key workers
  • Do not have an EHCP at the point of referral, but it is envisaged that one may be needed in future
  • Do not have a severe learning or physical disability as their primary area of need
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