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The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups – 6 June 2023, 7 June 2023 and 11 July 2023 – No Longer Available


6 June 2023 @ 9:00 am
11 July 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups’ training course is credit rated by the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF.) It is a 3-day course, which is divided into two parts (see below) and is delivered via a mix of Zoom sessions and learning platform activities*.

Part 1: 2 consecutive days – 6 and 7 June 2023

Part 2: 1 day – 11 July 2023

Each delegate will receive the relevant resources:

What you’ll learn

This programme focuses on the theory of nurture, and its significance and implications for good practice. 

Key topics include:

  • The theoretical framework underpinning nurture groups and nurturing approaches
  • Nurture Principles
  • The relevance of early childhood experiences on the learning, development, and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • How attachment theory and neuroscience underpin the Six Principles of Nurture and nurture practice.
  • The Boxall Profile 
  • How to undertake a Boxall Profile Assessment and interpret its findings to plan a response to pupils’ needs.

Assessment and certification

After three days of training, you will be encouraged to complete an assignment which must be submitted within 12 months of completing the training.

If you achieve a pass grade for your assignment, you will gain 13 SCQF points at Level  8.

The assignment structure:

Part 1 – Child Study (2,000 words)

Part 2 – Reflection on Professional Practice (2,000 words)

Part 3 – Portfolio (An appendix of relevant documents)

Delegates are provided with assignment guidance and framework.


This is a training programme for anyone who wants to establish a nurture group, or for practitioners who work with children with behavioural, emotional and/or social and developmental needs. It is also useful for educators who are looking to instil a ‘nurturing’ ethos within an educational setting.

The course is credit rated by the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF); delegates who complete the training and pass the final assignment will gain 13 SCQF points at Level 8.