Huckleberries Nurture Farm

—Huckleberries Nurture Group—

Our Nurture Group is for children who will benefit more from attending Huckleberries for a longer period, of at least one school term.  Children attend for one day each week instead of attending school and the placement is funded by the child’s school, local authority or parent/carer.

Children are usually referred because they need support to enhance their social, emotional or mental well-being.  Referrals may be made for children who are struggling to thrive in mainstream school for any reason – including anxiety, neurodiversity, specific learning difficulties, extended ill health; children who have early developmental gaps; or whose emotional well-being has been affected by family circumstance.

We offer a similar provision to our Schools programme, but at more depth and a slower pace to enable children to cultivate their own awareness of self.

Huckleberries staff work with each child’s school and/or parent/carer to determine desired outcomes.

Our group size is a maximum of six, determined by the needs of the children attending.  There is no requirement for school staff to accompany children attending the Nurture Group.

We are in the process of establishing a bursary fund to enable children in need to attend our Nurture Group, in the absence of Local Authority or other funding being allocated to them. We hope that have this in place by late 2021.  Please contact us for further information about our Nurture Group.

Our Nurture Group is for children who will benefit more from attending Huckleberries for a longer period, of at least one school term.  Children attend for one day each week instead of attending school and the placement is funded by the child’s school, local authority or parent/carer.

Children are usually referred because they need support to enhance their social, emotional or mental well-being.  Referrals may be made for children who are struggling to thrive in mainstream school for any reason – including anxiety, neurodiversity, specific learning difficulties, extended ill health; children who have early developmental gaps; or whose emotional well-being has been affected by family circumstance.

We offer a similar provision to our Schools programme, but at more depth and a slower pace to enable children to cultivate their own awareness of self.

Huckleberries staff work with each child’s school and/or parent/carer to determine desired outcomes.

Our group size is a maximum of six, determined by the needs of the children attending.  There is no requirement for school staff to accompany children attending the Nurture Group.

We are in the process of establishing a bursary fund to enable children in need to attend our Nurture Group, in the absence of Local Authority or other funding being allocated to them. We hope that have this in place by late 2021.  Please contact us for further information about our Nurture Group.

"It has helped so much with lockdown, he has had a focus and such an interest in the farm. He has been happier and so excited – honestly its all he talks about! He has had a real sense of independence"

– Parent

"She has experienced such freedom and joy during the sessions. I’ve seen her light turn back on if that makes sense”

– Parent

“I just wanted to say you have created the most wonderful space for little people. It was so special watching our little angry/quiet ones become so happy/chatty. And as for the hammocks..... I've never seen two of the boys be so still for so long, close their eyes and actually look relaxed for once. I felt quite emotional yesterday watching them. I also felt quite overwhelmed thinking of those I've taught over the past 21 years in various schools that would have benefitted from a dollop of magic at Huckleberries. To be honest, it was pretty magical to have a day of calm for me too!! You are a kind and gentle soul and created something so very special. Thank you for letting me be a part of it.”

– Teacher

“Nothing too pressured, a practical caring, nurturing, protective environment where [he] has learned so much”

– Parent