Nurturing approaches target the most vulnerable children within our local authority by delivering evidence based theory and practice though the universal service, Education, to meet children’s needs at the appropriate developmental level. Nurture is well established as an effective tool in mainstream education. In East Ayrshire this approach is also being used innovatively on a multi-agency basis, we believe for the first time, to support children at high risk of negative life experiences in both specialist education and in the early years setting, with a particular focus on early intervention by supporting children and families at the birth to three stage. In the first year of our pilot Nurture has shown a significant, positive impact upon the target children.
Download the application form: otw 05 East Ayrshire Nurture Strategy