As you may be aware from the August in-service days our key focus for professional learning this session is Nurture. In order to support you and the children and young people you work with the Educational Psychology team have designed and developed a collection of nine e-Learning modules and an illustration/diagram on page 31 about the ELC Nurture Pathway.
The first is the collection is ‘An Introduction to Whole School Nurture’, the remaining eight modules will be available over the coming the session:
- Introduction to The Theory Base for Nurture
- The 6 Nurture Principles
- All learning is understood developmentally
- The school offers a safe base
- Nurture is important for wellbeing
- Language is a vital means of communication
- All behaviour is communication
- Transitions are important in children and young people’s lives.
- Implementation, Evaluation & Links with other Approaches
Information will be shared with schools staff as and when these modules become available.
To access ‘An Introduction to Whole School Nurture’ go to learnPro http://eastlothiancouncil.learnProuk.com/ where the module can be found by clicking on the Education Division category.
The module takes approximately twenty minutes to complete and there is a short related assessment that needs to be completed. Throughout the module there are references to research and further reading, these are available in a PDF format that can be saved or printed for further independent learning.
Should you require further support in setting up your learnPro account contact the e-Learning support mailbox by emailing:
There is also a new page on our Recovery and Reconnection website – ‘ELC Gallery’. See below for the link.
This is a page for us to celebrate and share our creativity and successes when embedding the 6 Nurture Principles. A number of schools have already shared experiences. Please go and have a look.
If you have submissions send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of:
- what it is
- how it aligns with Nurture/the 6 NPs
- the aims
- any related feedback/evaluation
Also, if you know someone else who is doing great work that we do not know about give them a nudge and encourage them to share it too.
Other examples might include:
- Photographs of the safe bases/spaces
- Attachment messages – ‘I like you’ ‘You’re safe’
- Interventions informed by Boxall Profiles – developmental not chronological age
- Policies/documents that embrace the concept of all behaviour being about communication
- Resources to support self-regulation
- Opportunities for play
- Sensory snacks
- Social stories