At Warrnambool West Primary School we understand that students who have a good start in life have a whole host of advantages over those who don’t have such positive experiences when they are little. They tend to do better at school, attend regularly, enjoy activities with friends and are significantly less likely to offend or experience problems with poor physical or mental health. Nurture Rooms offer an opportunity to learn the early nurturing experiences some children lack, giving them the skills to do well at school, make friends and deal more confidently and calmly with the trials and tribulations of life, for life.
We are extremely fortunate to have a beautiful Nurture Room run by trained staff. Students who find the transition from home to school a little daunting are given the opportunity to spend time in the Nurture Room and ‘ready’ themselves for the school day. The individual or small group structure creates an environment where student social and emotional growth and oral language skill development is focused upon.