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Creating a quality nurture group and nurture interventions. 

Participants will gain an understanding of how to plan, implement and sustain a quality nurture group/ nurture intervention programme.

The focus of the Nurture Intervention Programme (Sylvia Lucas) is removing barriers to learning and achievement.

Delegates will gain an understanding of:

  • How social, emotional, and cognitive skills develop and how experiences can interrupt or enhance development.    

  • How to identify gaps in social, emotional, and cognitive development. 

  • How to match strategies and interventions to meet the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and young people.

Delegates will:

  • Be able to use neuroscientific knowledge to enhance teaching and learning.

  • Gain an understanding of how the Developmental Portrait can support teachers to remove barriers to learning.    

  • Gain an understanding of how to use the data from the Developmental Portrait to inform planning of effective interventions to meet the targeted needs of:
    - Whole Class.
    - Groups.
    - Individual children and young people.


MODULE 1 (Virtual session, 3 hours)

  • Introduction

  • What do we mean by a nurture intervention?

  • The six nurture principles for learning

MODULE 2 (Virtual session, 3 hours)

  • Neuroscience and the child

  • Attachment

  • The six nurture principles for learning

  • Developmental Portrait

  • Creating an accurate portrait of children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development

  • Development related to learning

MODULE 3 (Virtual session, 3 hours)

  • Sensory Difficulties

  • Strategies to plan for and respond to sensory needs effectively in the classroom

MODULE 4 (Virtual session, 3 hours)

  • Integrating the developmental needs of individual children into the curriculum

  • Planning and developing nurture interventions in the classroom

  • The digital developmental portrait

MODULE 5 (Virtual session, 3 hours)

  • Nurture curriculum

  • Assignment

SIX MONTH REVIEW (Virtual session, 3 hours)

  • Opportunity to share practice and develop next steps


  • Assignment


To achieve the award, you will attend the training and demonstrate, via set tasks, that the delivery of the curriculum in the classroom/full time nurture intervention room embraces the Nurture principles for learning. Evidence of positive impact on the learning and achievement of pupils. 


Participants will be given access to the Developmental Portrait for the duration of the programme.

Cost – £650 + VAT per person – minimum six people for programme to run. 


5 modules plus review. 

2024 dates

Module 1 - 15th April 9.15am -12.15pm  Online

Module 2 - 16th April 9.15am - 12.15pm  Online

Module 3 - 17th April 9.15am – 12.15pm  Online
Module 4 - 22nd April 9.15am – 12.15pm  Online

Module 5 - TBC


Module 1 & 2 - 24th June 9.15am -15:30pm  Face to Face

Module 3 & 4 - 25th June 9.15am – 15:30pm  Face to Face

Module 5     -    26th June 9.15am – 15:30pm Face to Face

Six month review - TBC

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