Nurture at Tullygally

Tullygally Primary School is proud to be a Nurturing School since 2013.

Through Nurture we work on building self-esteem, confidence and empowering children to build secure and happy relationships with others. Through funding provided by the Department of Education, we run a full-time Nurture class with a full-time teacher and assistant for a maximum of eight children selected from P1-3, as well as extended nurture classes in the afternoons for Key Stage 1 and 2.

Children are selected on the criteria outlined by the Department of Education. Our Nurture provision is based on the Six Principles of Nurture stated below.


The Six Principles of Nurture:

  • Children’s learning is understood developmentally

  • The classroom offers a safe base

  • The importance of nurture for the development of  self-esteem

  • Language is a vital means of communication

  • All behaviour is communication

  • The importance of transition in children’s lives


We apply these principles throughout the school community, they are displayed in all the classrooms and this approach is reflected in our Positive Behaviour Policy. The school and Nurture Unit follow the  Guidelines for Nurture issued by the Department of Education.

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