Mr T Mills-Bishop
Head Teacher

Rowans, Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire, AL7 1NZ.
Waterside Academy is a business name of Agora Learning Partnership.
A charitable limited company, registered in England and Wales No 10290954
Registered Office The Orchard Primary School, Gammons Lane, Watford, WD24 5JW

01707 321203

Waterside Academy

Nurture Group


The Den is the base for our Nurture Group. Nurturing is about encouraging the development of a child in a safe, predictable environment and routine.

The Den is effectively structured to allow children to develop a range of social and/or emotional skills. Each session follows the same structure; it begins with mindfulness, followed by key skills and child initiated learning. There are opportunities for individual and shared play and social activities. The children also enjoy a drink and a snack.


This term KS1 have been looking at Waterside's 5 Golden Rules.  The children discussed why it is important to have rules in and outside of school.  Year 1 posed for photographs which they thought best represented the Golden rules.                                                                                                                                                                   ' We look after property. If you don't, things will break and you won't be able to use them again.'Lily                

 ' We are kind. It's nice to be kind to people.' Harvey 

 'We have to let other children learn, it's not nice to distract other people.' Ami


We have mindfulness at the beginning of every session, we colour in silence listening to relaxing music even Daisy enjoys listening and relaxing!


At snack time we work as a team to set the table, we enjoy sandwiches, bread sticks and fruit. In pairs we wash and put away our plates, cups and cutlery.



Daisy enjoys listening to a story in the book corner.