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Empowering Young Minds

Empowering young minds through our Nurture Interventions.

Empower and Elevates Nurture interventions are a targeted approach aimed at providing support, guidance, and care to children who may have experienced adverse childhood experiences or challenges in their early years. Whether that be challenges at home, in education or in the community. 

 

Each intervention recognises the importance of early childhood experiences in shaping a child's development and seeks to create nurturing environments that promote positive growth and well-being.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'At Empower and Elevate we believe all behaviour is communication.'

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a popular theory which focuses on a series of needs to be successful. Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who in 1943 published his hierarchy of needs to explain human motivation. He considered there were five needs – physiological, safety, love, esteem and self-actualisation and he put them in the shape of a pyramid.

For a child to be successful in school and engage in academic learning we believe the foundations of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs all need to be fulfilled. 

Maslow placed these needs in an order for one to be realised for the next to happen. Beginning with the foundational aspects of the basic needs – physiological and safety and eventually reaching the top of the pyramid to self-actualisation, which refers to a person reaching their fullest potential as a human being.

By exploring the details of the needs this may become clearer:

  • Physiological needs include having the right nutrition and water, access to fresh air, enough rest and exercise.

  • Safety needs include security and feeling safe – physically and emotionally, the need to have shelter/a home and to have stability in one’s life.

  • Belonging and feeling loved, the social side of feeling that you belong, are connected, loved and included.

  • Esteem needs focus around the inner self – having feelings of achievement, being recognised, having power and control over one’s life.

  • Self-actualisation is achieving one’s full potential, being creative and finding that uniqueness of oneself.

From a purely child development stance, all child developmental needs are encompassed in Maslow’s theory – physical development, emotional development, social development, cognitive and language development and aesthetic development.

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What is Nurture Intervention?

Emotional Support: Nurture intervention focuses on providing emotional support and building secure attachments between children and caregivers. This involves creating warm, responsive, and nurturing relationships that help children feel safe, valued, and loved.

Developmental Stimulation: Nurture intervention includes activities and experiences that stimulate children's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. This may involve structured play, educational activities, and opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Positive Reinforcement: Nurture intervention emphasises the importance of positive reinforcement and encouragement to build children's self-esteem, confidence, and resilience. Praise, recognition, and rewards are used to reinforce desired behaviours and achievements.

Responsive care giving: Nurture intervention promotes responsive care giving practices that are attuned to children's individual needs, preferences, and developmental milestones. Caregivers are encouraged to be sensitive and attentive to children's cues, signals, and expressions of emotion.

Safe and Nurturing Environments: Nurture intervention focuses on creating safe, stable, and nurturing environments that support children's growth and development. This includes ensuring physical safety, providing opportunities for exploration and learning, and fostering a sense of belonging and security.

The Benefits

Improved Emotional
Well-being

Enhanced Social Skills

Better Academic Performance

Increased Self-confidence

Long-term Positive Outcomes

Nurture intervention helps children develop secure attachments, regulate their emotions, and build resilience, leading to improved emotional well-being and mental health outcomes.

By fostering positive relationships and interactions, nurture intervention promotes the development of social skills such as communication, cooperation, and empathy.

Nurture intervention provides children with the foundation for learning and academic success by stimulating cognitive development and promoting a love for learning.

Through positive reinforcement and supportive relationships, nurture intervention boosts children's self-esteem, self-confidence, and sense of competence.

Nurture intervention has been associated with long-term positive outcomes, including improved educational attainment, employment opportunities, and overall life satisfaction.

Introducing the Intervention Menu

Creating bespoke intervention plans for each individual child

Self-Management

14 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 12 students per class.

 

Emotional Literacy

8 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 8 students per class.

Personal Development

8 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 10 students per class.

 

Social Influence and Peer Pressure (SIIP) Session:

15 sessions, available in 1:1 sessions.

 

Creative Imaginative Reading

9 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 12 students per class.

 

Creative Imaginative Writing

6 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 12 students per class.

 

Improving Communication Skills

4 sessions, available in 1:1 sessions.

 

Healthy Relationships

8 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 10 students per class.

 

Bullying

6 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 10 students per class. Assembly session available.

 

Language for Behaviour and Emotions

8 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 8 students per class.

 

Therapeutic Art

8 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 6 students per class.

 

Crime Punishment sessions

6 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 8 students per class.

 

Healthy Living

6 sessions, available in 1:1 and group sessions, with a maximum of 12 students per class.

Assemblies 

 

Knife Crime

Drugs and Alcohol / Substance Misuse

Bullying

To discuss our bespoke intervention packages please Contact Us.

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