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Nurture approach

A nurture approach prioritises a child or young person’s emotional and social wellbeing. A nurture approach can be useful for individuals who have situational factors like being adopted or bereaved. At HSR Psychology, we can use a nurture approach alongside other interventions to maximise potential.

Who is suitable for a nurture approach?

At HSR Psychology, any child up to the age of twenty-five may be suitable for a nurture approach.

A nurture approach may prove beneficial for young people and children who: 

To find out how a nurture approach could benefit you or those around you, contact us for further information.

What are the benefits of a nurture approach?

A nurture approach brings many benefits for the young adult, teen or child, including:

Following a nurture approach there will be numerous recommendations for you to continue supporting the child or young person. These recommendations are useful for implementing a nurture approach into other areas of a child or young person’s life e.g. at home.

What happens prior to a nurture approach?

A nurture approach can be carried out once we have had an initial discussion, our procedure can be read about below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during a nurture approach?

A nurture approach is often used in combination with another intervention to provide a well-rounded intervention. A nurture approach can be provided on an individual, group and whole school basis. A nurture approach views a child or young person's learning needs as equal to their emotional needs. More focus is given to emotional needs to ensure the individual feels secure. By meeting emotional needs, the young person is able to place more importance on their learning. Our input can be in the form of staff training, nurture groups or as a consultation.

What happens after a nurture approach?

After a nurture approach the child or young adult will understand the importance of emotional wellbeing in relation to learning and other elements of life. Following a nurture approach our team may recommend that we book in follow up sessions, if required. Outcomes from a nurture approach will be provided during a feedback session and a short written report, as needed. 

Does a nurture approach come with a report?

We provide a comprehensive report after a nurture approach. It Highlights recommendations for creating a nurture approach to education. There may be various reasons for requesting a nurture approach. If you would not like a written report, then feedback can be provided verbally, along with a brief summary written by our team. Read more about our reports.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Next steps...

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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