01744 678720
Bradlegh Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 8QL

Wargrave Church of England Primary & Nursery School

"I am... Truth - Friendship - Respect"

What is Nurture?  ‘To Nurture is to care and protect someone or something while they are growing’


What this means for your child:

We meet with children to support and challenge unhelpful and negative beliefs about themselves and build resilience.

We use positive reinforcement and nurturing opportunities to recognize and manage their emotions.

We act on the pupil voice through questionnaires, class assemblies, circle time and school council meetings. Transitions are carefully planned. Children feel safe at Wargrave and are supported to develop their emotional literacy.

We understand the children learn and develop at different ages and stages and this is reflected in our curriculum and approaches.


Some of the things happening at Wargrave:

  • We empower children to know and realise their rights and the rights of others.
  • We promote courageous advocacy through teaching moral lessons through our Christian ethos and values; children's awareness of right and wrong guides them to stand up for themselves and others respectfully. 
  • Reinforcement of all positive behaviours.
  • PSHE curriculum that focuses on qualities that underpin emotional well-being.
  • PATHS taught from EYFS to Year 6 (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies).
  • Boxall Profile used to develop therapeutic support plans and to measure progress children make with their awareness of self and others. 


We Nurture Parents:

  • We make visitors feel safe in our school.
  • We work with parents/carers and other agencies to support the family around the child.
  • We will keep you updated regularly about your child’s progress and development in school.


We Nurture Staff:

  • We have a developing well-being offer including a well-being team and an open-door policy for staff. 
  • Staff are able to access relevant and current training and professional development linked to nurture.
  • Staff feel respected, valued, and supported.

Sharing meal times... 

Breakfast, snack and lunch times are an important part of the Nurture Group session. The children learn to socialise with each other, to eat and enjoy others company during a meal time, to try new foods, to take turns, to learn acceptable ways of making their needs, likes and dislikes known, and to take on helpful roles within the group, e.g. washing up, laying the table, pouring drinks.

Our Nurture Room

Our room has the following areas:

  1.  A kitchen/dining area, equipped with utensils, baking equipment, cooker, fridge etc.

  2.  A living area with a sofa, rug, photographs, and curtains.

  3.  A quiet area with bean bags, cushions and books

  4.  A work area with literacy and mathematics equipment, paper, card, display boards.

  5.  A general area with jigsaws, bricks, games and role play.