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Nurture through Nature

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What is Nurture through Nature (NTN)?

It is widely recognised that children benefit from time in nature and that often children and young people who find it difficult to interact with their peers or significant adults  in the constraints of a classroom can communicate very effectively when in the outdoors or whilst interacting with animals.  Therefore, NTN is a provision accessible by any child or young person who is finding it difficult to engage in a full mainstream timetable, experiences the conventional therapy setting as intimidating and who learns best in a kinaesthetic way.

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How it works:

Children and young people must be referred into the provision and can attend short or long term, dependent on need.  They have the opportunity to take part in Animal Assisted Activities, various elements of Care Farming and woodland based activities, all of which are designed to enhance and further develop their personal, social and emotional skills.

What is Care Farming?

Care farming means the therapeutic use of farming practices. It is sometimes called social farming.  

Care farming sits amongst other green care nature-based therapies. Green care means nature experiences that benefit health, social care, or education outcomes.

Benefits of Nurture through Nature:

  • Builds confidence and self-esteem

  • Promotes creativity and imagination

  • Teaches responsibility

  • Provides different stimulation

  • Develops empathy

  • Reduces stress and fatigue

  • Develops communication skills

  • Gets children active

  • Supports multiple development domains – intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical

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Cost per session: £60

Session Length: 2 hours

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