Our Nurture Lead in school is Miss Rosie Sealey.
I am very proud to be working as the Nurture Lead at Laycock Primary.
Throughout my time working in schools, and with children and young people in other settings, I have always seen the need for, and benefits of, a nurturing approach. I have therefore championed the principles of nurture throughout my practice, no matter what the role.
Now, as the Nurture Lead, I will be promoting nurture throughout school, addressing pupils’ social, emotional and mental health needs.
I will work closely with lots of children across school, either in groups or on a 1:1 basis, supporting them to develop the vital social and emotional skills needed to do well at school and with peers. I will run various interventions that aim to form positive relationships, build resilience, self-esteem and improve wellbeing, giving children the best opportunity to be ready for learning when in class.
I am a qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader, and so with time I hope to incorporate Forest School as part of the nurture provision offered. Due to its holistic, child-led approach, Forest School provides a wonderful opportunity for learners to develop a whole range of social, emotional and practical skills, as well as being an important tool for improving wellbeing. I believe that Forest School, just like the practice of nurture, can enable positive change for all involved.
Alongside two of my lovely colleagues, I run the school’s Breakfast Club. Whilst this is time for children to have breakfast before starting school, which can make life easier for parents/carers, it is also a great opportunity for children to settle, and socialise, before going into class. Every day we serve toast, with a variety of toppings, cereals, and drinks from 8.15am. There are lots of fun activities on offer for when children have finished eating.
Another part of my role is as a Lunchtime Supervisor. This part of my role allows me to always be on hand to support children who many find this time of day tricky, as well as being a great opportunity to get to know all children in school.