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Name of provision

Wings Nurture Group

Aims of the programme

To develop the skills young children need in order to learn: the ability to settle, listen, concentrate, share and make friends.

Description of programme

Small class of up to 10 children taught by a HLTA or a Teacher and at least one more TA. Children register with their mainstream class and spend some time there each week, but spend most of the day in the nurture group room. This is designed to replicate a nurturing home, with areas themed around home, kitchen, work and play.

Target Group

Children who are unable to respond in a mainstream class, and failing to learn due mainly to speech, language and communication needs.

Entry level

Scores on Boxall profile that indicate developmental levels well below those expected of competently functioning children, or behaviours which are preventing the child making progress both academically and socially.

Exit level

Teacher judgement based on changes to Boxall Profile or use of Nurture Group Reintegration Readiness Scale (Doyle, 2001) - numerical score 218 (70%) or above

Length of intervention

Two to five terms



Delivered by

Teacher and TA or nursery nurse

Suggested start date

Any time


Group of up to 10

Assessment Method

Boxall Profile

Monitoring arrangements

HT/SENCO observation using checklist of criteria for effective nurture groups from Nurture Group Network