Our impact

We know that nurture helps children and young people to develop the vital social skills, confidence and self-esteem needed for them to become ready to learn. This tried and tested method is underpinned by both theory and research in order to make a practical difference in pupils' lives by ensuring they have the support they need to flourish. 

We have been at the forefront of the nurture movement for over 50 years and our work has impacted the lives of children and young people across the UK.

We achieve this by...

School staff talking to eachother

Increasing practitioners' knowledge and understanding of nurture and supporting them to apply their learning across their setting.

children in school with computers, teacher showing student

Helping schools to better understand their pupils’ needs, and take steps to foster a nurturing environment. 

Three adults talking and listening to eachother

Working with partners and policy-makers to support all children and young people through our research, advocacy and training.

During the last year, we estimate our work has reached over:







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training sessions

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schools in the UK use the Boxall Profile® (that's over half of those schools that assess their pupils' social, emotional and mental health)

Success stories

We're constantly working to make a real difference in pupil’s lives, by promoting a nurturing approach to learning. Take a look at some first-hand accounts of how nurture has positively impacted both pupils and teachers' lives.

A photo of a young male adult called Connah
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.