AN EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMME FOR VULNERABLE AND DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN
Giving vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people the best start in lifeWatch Full Video
PATHWAYS TO RESILIENCE
WHO WE WORK WITH
Nature Nurture programmes are open to children aged from 2 - 11.
We are currently running three different age programmes throughout the week – an under-five year old group, five - eight year old group and finally our eight - eleven year old group. With sufficient funding the Nature Nurture Project can work with 30+ children and young people at any one time.
Nature Nurture works in partnership with referring agencies (social care, education and health). We value and promote close working relationships with carers, parents and other family members.
We accept referrals from any professional working with children. Email: email@example.com
90% of children and young people who attend Nature Nurture show an increase in resilience. Following participation in the project, 60% of children and young people show improved engagement in education and increased school attendance.
HOW TO WORK WITH US
Nature Nurture is an early intervention project for some of the region’s most vulnerable children and families. Each of us who work in the programmes have responsibilities of care and respect for our children according to the roles we fulfil in the project. If you would be interested in volunteering at Nature Nurture, please follow the link bellow for more details.
Like many charities we are dependent on grants and donations for the majority of our income. There are two significant ways in which you can help us with this. One is by assisting with fund raising efforts and events, the other is by making a donation directly.
CPD / Training
As an organisation we offer a variety of training packages which we deliver up and down the country. If you are interested in finding out more about what we provide or wish to book training sessions for your service, please follow the link below for more details.
“'Today in Nature Nurture I like making a swing and then swinging on it, playing hide and seek and riding on the donkey' ”S, 8Child
“'I wish we could do a sponsored walk or something to get the money you need to run Nature Nurture forever. I want to come back in after Christmas and in the summer too. It helps me such a lot by coming here!' ”L, 11Child
“'I really like seeing everyone each week. We’ve made a club and I got to be leader. I fell out with one of the boys but I was really happy ‘cause I managed to sort it out and now we are friends again' ”A, 10Child
“'We wanted to thank you for all the superb work you have done the last two weeks. T has had a fantastic week full of opportunities and experiences that I’m sure he will remember for years to come'”Parent
“'Our son had a fantastic time and speaks about it very fondly. He has asked to go back again on several occasions and has shown everyone his photographs' ”Parent
“'Thank you very much to all the staff as C is much more confident with walking and it has helped her in becoming a well-rounded individual, and more sociable with others, especially adults, whom she used to shy away from. Well done all!' ”Parent
“'As you know, everyone has been delighted with the progress T has made whilst attending Nature Nurture sessions. T himself describes the past 12 months as the “best of his life so far” and his care network have seen huge developments in his social, relationship and empathy skills. Nature Nurture has played a leading role in taking this forward after years of limited progress in these areas' ”Social Worker
“'My hope is that funding is made available to allow the project to continue running as my first-hand knowledge and experience has allowed me to witness the positive change that can be achieved in a young person’s life in a relatively short period of time' ”Staff member, Craigielea Childrens Centre
“'I am thrilled and delighted that our pupils were given the opportunity to participate. It is especially important for children raised in urban settings to have the opportunity to experience the types of things you have being exposing them to. I believe that very few of our children would otherwise have had that… Thank you for all the excellent work you and your team have undertaken with our children. I am SO pleased that we were given the opportunity to take part. I send you all every good wish for the future'”Head Teacher - Marchburn Primary
“'J has been working well in class, appearing happier, improved social skills and showing a sense of humour. J is also taking part in the school Pantomime, which she had refused to do in the past. There have been some instances where J has become upset but it has been resolved more quickly than previously. J seems more confident and is able to make and keep friends and seems more open, she had been able to speak to me more, although it seems she can still be guarded. It is felt that the Nature Nurture group has been able to help J in so many ways. There has been such a positive change in J.’”Head Teacher