The Nurture Group Network Presents: “The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups”: A 4 day Accredited Course Audience Any professional who wishes to develop their understanding of Nurture Groups. This is of particular importance to members of staff who are setting up or running a Nurture Group as this qualification is linked to the Quality Mark award, recently introduced by the Nurture Group Network. It is also useful for educators who are working with or who come in contact with children with behavioural, emotional and/or social and developmental needs, as well as promoting a whole organisation “nurturing” ethos. (Note: Learners will be expected to complete an assignment for submission to the Nurture Group Network for our certificate or to Edge Hill University for their accreditation and points which can contribute towards a Foundation or Masters degree). Tutor Nurture Group Network partners. (Cumbria) Cost £600 (+ Vat) per person for 4 days, which includes all course materials, a copy of the Boxall Profile Handbook, Beyond the Boxall, Supporting Parents and support in completing the assignment. Dates Part One: 17/18th November 2009 Part Two: 9/10th February 2010 Times 9.00am – 4.00pm Venue Higham Hill College Bassenthwaite Lake Cockermouth Cumbria CA13 9SH For further information please contact: Marilyn Shields 1 Beecham Court Smithy Brook Road Wigan WN3 6PR Tel: 01942 303 202 Email: email@example.com Course outline: Dear Colleague, Welcome to the Nurture Group Network Certificate Course in the Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups. The course will take place over 4 days, with a gap between parts I and II in order to enable you to begin to put into practice some of the information we will have covered. This time should also be used to begin to collect information for a child study and reflection which forms an important element of your learning. Following day 4 of the course you will develop this information into an assignment which is essential for successful certification. Prior to attending your course, please take a little time to read the details outlined below, and take the opportunity during the 4 days to speak with your tutors and colleagues in order to share the good practice in Nurture Group work which I am sure you have already begun to develop. Regards, Martin Haskayne (National Training Manager) Certificate Course in the Theory and Practice of Nurture Group Work. - Course Outline for Students 2 day: Part I (Introduction) Day 1 Nurture Groups: Origins, Growth, Rationale and Background Risk and Protective Factors Nurture Groups and Attachment Theory Observation and measurement techniques Interpreting the Boxall Profile Day 2 What a Nurture Group looks like The Key Characteristics of a Nurturing School Developing a Nurture Group Curriculum The Involvement of parents Writing a child study assignment 2 day: Part II Day 3 Attachment Theory and Neuroscience The Boxall Profile in depth Discussion group (Your child study) Practical strategies Day 4 Selection, Monitoring, Evaluation and Resettlement Research: The Effectiveness of Nurture Groups Language and communication Managing Emotions The Certificate course has the added benefit of providing each participant with; A personal copy of the Boxall Profile handbook Any other relevant additional information required A NGN accreditation certificate upon successful completion of an assignment Nurture Group Network Certificate Following the 4th day of the Nurture Group Network accredited course, students are required to submit a 4,000 word assignment in order to receive The Nurture Group Network Award of a Certificate in The Theory and Practice of Nurture Group Work. Additional Accreditation (Further details will be provided on the course) Following satisfactory completion of the Course, students who are education graduates may extend their submission to 8000 words and receive a Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, which contributes to M Level credits towards the MA Educational Studies in partnership with a relevant University. Non-graduates submitting an assignment of 4,000 – 5,000 words may receive an award which can contribute to a Foundation Degree in Educational Studies. Booking form: Billing details: Name Organisation Address Telephone Email Course requirements: Number of places required. (Please list below the names of those who require places) Name Special requirements Please e-mail to: Marilyn@nurturegroups.org Or post to: Marilyn Shields 1 Beecham Court Smithy Brook Road Wigan WN3 6PR You can also book over the phone by ringing Marilyn on: 01942 303 202 For office Use: Venue: CUMBRIA Date: 17/18TH November & 9/10th February 2010.