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The Nurturing Programme

Caring and confident parents

Aim of the programme

The Nurturing Programme aims to help adults understand and manage feelings and behaviour and become more positive and nurturing in their relationships with children and each other. It encourages an approach to relationships that gives children and adults an emotionally healthy start in their lives and learning.

The Nurturing Programme uses the Four Constructs as the building blocks of emotional health and relationship skills:

  1. Self-awareness

  2. Appropriate expectations

  3. Positive discipline

  4. Empathy

The 10-week programme was created by child psychologist Dr Stephen J Bavolek and is being further developed by Family Links, a national charity promoting families' emotional health and well-being.

We adapted the course content to Polish and delivered it in Polish for the first time in the North West of England and Wales.

Outcomes for parents and children:

2015 research showed:

  • On average 8 out of 10 parents attending groups report significant improvements in their children’s behaviour and family life.

  • A significant reduction in conduct problems and hyperactivity

  • The programme is highly effective in improving mental health outcomes for both children and their parents

  • A reduction in the proportion of children with clinical levels of difficulties

  • Increase in levels of self-efficacy in 8 dimensions of parenting: emotion and affection, play and enjoyment, empathy and understanding, control, discipline and boundary setting, pressures of parenting, self-acceptance and learning and knowledge

  • Parent Group Leaders report an improvement in children’s behaviour and emotional and mental health; more parents entering education, training and employment; and a reduction in the number of children subject to safeguarding plans.


group course - 10 weeks - 2-hour sessions

1-2-1 course - 10 weeks - 1,5-hour sessions

Courses are delivered online via Zoom by experienced and qualified Polish-speaking practitioners.


Find out more and book a place for your client!

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