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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

The Nest

The Nest is a special place designed to support the learning and emotional wellbeing of some children in our school. It is a calm, safe space for the child to feel supported and nurtured.


Social and emotional development is how children develop understanding of who they are, their feelings and how to interact with others. It includes learning how to form and sustain positive relationships, how to manage and express emotions and how to explore and engage with the environment.


Positive social and emotional development is crucial as it influences self-confidence, empathy, the ability to develop meaningful and lasting friendships and relationships and the sense of importance and value to others. Children’s social and emotional development also influences all other areas of development. 


We aim to provide support for a wide range of emotional needs:

Recognising emotions
Social skills
Friendship skills

Anger management
Loss and bereavement



These are delivered using a range of interventions such as ELSA, Drawing & Talking, Lego Therapy and counselling.