Improving the life chances of children and young people

Improving the life chances of children and young people

Championing nurture in education

We help to unlock pupils’ potential, by removing barriers to learning. In the last two years we’ve reached:


children and young people


 education professionals

Who we work with

We support the whole education system, to ensure that every child and young person gets the support they need to have the best possible chance in life.

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and Trusts
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Local Education
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Violence Reduction Units
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and Academics

Removing the barriers

to learning by

Training practitioners in nurture provision and providing tools and resources

Helping to foster a nurturing culture across the whole school

Influencing educational policy

Campaigning to raise awareness

Success stories

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Watch Connah's story as talks about how a nurture group enabled him to communicate with others more effectively by building up his confidence.
A photo of a young female adult called Emma
Watch Emma's story as she explains how a nurture group helped to build up her confidence and to overcome her anxiety at school.
A photo of a young male adult called Shane
Watch Shane's story to see how being a part of a nurture group supported him to overcome issues at home and help with his anger management.

Latest news and blog posts

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nurtureuk receives DfE assurance for Senior Mental Health Leads training programmes
We are delighted to announce that we are now a Department for Education (DfE) assured provider for Senior Mental Health Leads training in schools.  Our comprehensive training programmes, The National…
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The importance of a whole school approach – welcoming new guidelines on wellbeing in education.
New guidelines on wellbeing in education have highlighted the need for a whole school approach to social, emotional and mental health (SEMH).  The guidelines have been published by the National…
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Applying the Six Principles of Nurture
This blog has been written by Ciaran Thapar, author of Cut Short: Why We’re Failing Our Youth — and How to Fix It. As a youth worker and writing coach,…
The importance of nurture for LGBTQ+ young people
All children and young people deserve the opportunity to flourish, both in the classroom and beyond. They should have access to the support they need, when they need it, and…
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Why we should encourage children to start gardening
It is National Children’s Gardening Week, an opportunity to celebrate the fun of gardening for children. It is a great activity for children to enjoy outside in the fresh air…
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The impact of nurture for those ‘on the fringes’
We know that a nurturing approach can have an incredible effect on the lives of children and young people, and we love to hear about the real-life impact it has…