What is included?
All resources provided
Waterproofs/ hats/ gloves for children if they come ill-equipped for the weather
Tracking reports completed by NFS
Insurance covered by NFS
Final summary/ assessment completed by NFS
The Application Process
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1. The first stage is to complete a request form
2. We will contact you and together arrange a meeting (preferably where we can meet the child/ young person without alerting them to the prospect of the programme). We will discuss the individual case and complete a risk assessment for the child/young person in question. There is no charge for this initial consultation.
3. Following the initial meeting we will make a decision as to the suitability of the programme for the child/ young person and allocate staffing. We only take up to four children per day.
4. This decision will then be brought back to the school and once the school have confirmed that they are happy to commence a contract will be drawn up which will include consent, formative assessment dates and review points as well as a commencement date.
5. The programme will be run for an initial period of 12 weeks (unless otherwise stated).
6. An assessment will be carried out after each session. This information will be relayed back to the school every 6 weeks (unless a particular need arises)
7. As the programme nears the end of the initial period a reintegration plan will be written up unless it is decided that it is in the best interest of the child/young person to continue the programme.
Nurture and Wellbeing Programme
What does the programme look like?
A typical programme does not exist, on the basis that every child and young person is different and our programmes are individually tailored to fit. The following examples are fictional.
Example 1. TJ - A nine year old boy who has had trouble getting along with his classmates due to aggressive outbursts which sometimes get out of hand.
Aim - Help TJ to learn to control his temper and find ways of reintegrating him with his peers in a way in which he will be welcomed and accepted.
The programme is run on a one day per week basis for initial 12 weeks. (Note: Options available for additional sessions each week or longer term agreements.)
Weeks 1-3 Building a rapport with TJ, trialing out different activities and finding out where his interests lie (building on any information gained during the initial consultation).
Weeks 4-6 Honing in on a couple of areas of interest (building walls and lighting fires). At the end of Week 6 a mid term report is filed to the school and TJ’s carers are contacted to find out how the program has been affecting his home life. TJ has helped to build a stone wall on which will sit a pizza oven. We spend time working with TJ to find out why he feels unable to control himself emotionally.
Weeks 7-9 TJ helps to build the beginnings of the pizza oven and practices his fire lighting skills. TJ is loving sitting around the fire and talking about his favourite computer games. We discuss the idea of him running a campfire for his peers back at the school. TJ is practicing expressing his feelings in words and learning to go for a walk when he feels agitated.
Weeks 10+11 TJ prepares his fire lighting lesson (including getting all the right safety equipment in place. TJ also finishes off building the pizza oven and lights his first fire in it. TJ is learning the importance of loving himself and valuing his emotional needs.
Week 12 TJ delivers a fire lighting lesson to his classmates and helps facilitate toasting marshmallows. After his peers have left we review the last 12 sessions and TJ comes up with a plan of how he will manage his emotions in the classroom. We meet together with TJ’s teacher after school and TJ explains the plan to her. The following week TJ is back in the classroom with his peers.
Example 2. LC - A 15 year old girl with poor mental health who has been regularly missing school due to trouble fitting in.
Aim - Help LC improve her self image and establish herself as a powerful lady who is able to make powerful decisions about her own life.
The program is run two days per week for an initial 6 weeks. The program is run by Kate and Anna.
Week 1 - Getting to know LC, going on walks, cooking lunch together and making daisy chains. The staff take time to build trust and spend time listening (not giving advice).
Week 2 - Our staff have found out during the initial meeting and subsequent days that LC enjoys fashion and so bring along lots of material, thread, scissors and buttons. The girls spend time together designing a dress, then decide to make hand bags out of the material using natural dies to colour the material.
Week 3 - The girls decide to cook up a feast and spend the first day planning and the second cooking up a banquet. At the same time LC has taken to making mini dresses for the collection of Forest School teddy bears.
Week 4 - LC is encouraged to make decisions about the direction of the program and decides to arrange a fashion show. The days are spent creating a range of woodland outfits inspired by nature.
Week 5 - LC and the girls continue to sew and design the outfits and enjoy cooking lunches together around the fire.
Week 6 - LC presents the fashion show and some of the other children ask to join in. The staff make a mini video of the show for LC to take home. It is decided by LC and the school that the programme is helping her mental health and has also given her a new excitement for studying fashion. The programme continues on a once per week basis for another 10 weeks until the holidays.
2:1 support for those with high need or individuals where other staff are not available. Each young person is cared for at all times by two trained and experiences members of our staff team. This is the most expensive option due to the level of care required.
This option makes use of our trained volunteer base working alongside our own staff. This option is dependant on availability of our volunteers and is only suitable for groups of two or more.
Suitable for situations where a member of school/college staff will be accompanying the young person. This option works on a 50% staffing basis with trained and experienced staff provided by us and the school responsible for providing additional support.
Where we have other children on site and where the individuals are largely happy integrating with other group members. We work on a high staff to student ratio with no need for additional support staff.
EOTAS/ EOTIS - From £180 per child per day (NOTE - Single children must be supported on a 2:1 basis)
We provide 4 different levels of support
2023 Prices Per Person.
Note - Numbers of children are based on a same day basis and can be combined across academy groups or organisations in order to benefit from lower price per person.
Transport can be provided on request at additional cost.
£20 per journey within 5 miles
£2.50 per additional mile