Family Support & Nurture

If you would like further information on the support that we offer, have any questions, need any advice or simply want to chat, feel free to contact us on: 01793 522626

The Nurture Team have a wealth of experience and are trained in delivering nurture programmes, supporting families, providing information and signposting to different agencies.

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Hi, My name is Emma Jelley.  I am the Deputy Head at Lawn Primary & Nursery School and I manage the nurture team.

Emma Jelley


Hi my name is Emma Maclennan and I am the early years family support worker.  I have worked with early year’s children and their families for over 20 years, so hope I will be able to share some of my experience and knowledge with you.


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Hi my name is Sabi Sanghera and I am the Family Support Worker for the primary school.  I work closely with Emma and the Nurture team to help support you and your child.  I have worked for a number of years within educational establishments in Swindon.


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Hi, my name is Jenny Cannon and I am the Family Support Assistant for Lawn Primary and Nursery School.  I have worked in Early Years for many years and enjoy helping and nurturing children so they can flourish and enjoy their time at school.

Jenny Cannon


Hi, my name is Tanya Saunders and I am the Behaviour Support Teaching Assistant.  I am also a qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and support positive behaviour of children in school.

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Family Support

Each child is unique and brings to the family their own set of attributes and challenges.  The family support team can offer practical advice and guidance when these challenges are making family life tricky. We work closely with the teachers and teaching support staff to ensure that the advice and support we are providing can be transferred to the classroom.

We have a private room which provides a comfortable, non–judgemental environment for us to meet with families.


Nurture Support


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We work closely together to provide nurture support for our pupils. Liaising with the Deputy Head and SENCO.  Our aim is to remove barriers to learning, promoting emotional well-being in our pupils.

In our nurture room, we can provide bespoke support for pupils, one to one or in small groups. We also have an outside space for children to enjoy playtime in a quieter environment with adult support throughout.

Have you ever wondered?

  • Why you have to nag to get your children and teenagers to do as they’re told?
  • If family life could be more fun?
  • Why the more you tell them off, the more they argue?
  • If you’re doing OK as a parent?
  • How to help children and teenagers grow up to be kind, confident and healthy and to make the best of their lives?


Family Links  

Family links is a nurturing programme run over ten sessions to encourage parent and carers to enjoy bringing up children and get the best out of family life.

On average 8 out of 10 parent who take part in the nurturing programme report significant improvements in their children’s behaviour and family life.

If you feel you would like to take part in this programme, please contact the Team for the next available session.


Jigsaw Families 

The Jigsaw Families programme is an innovative programme supporting children and their care givers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to develop healthy, strong, lasting, and loving relationships.

At Lawn Primary and Nursery School we run Jigsaw Family sessions over a six week period. It is an informal and friendly session held here at the school. We provide a safe environment to explore challenges of being a parent and offer strategies to help meet family’s needs, thus providing a strong relationship between the family and school.

You and your child will both attend the programme, working in separate groups, coming together at certain points each week.


ELSAs are Emotional Literacy Support Assistants. At Lawn Primary and Nursery school we have two members of staff who have received specific additional training from educational psychologists from whom they receive on going supervision. Their role is to support children and young people in school to understand and regulate their own emotions whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them.

Teachers will refer a pupil into this service when they have identified that they may benefit from further support around their emotional literacy.

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At Lawn Primary and Nursery School we believe that all children and young people have the right to an education, regardless of their home circumstances. We acknowledge that there are likely to be Young Carers among our pupils, and that being a young carer can have an adverse effect on a young person’s education.

Here at Lawn Primary and Nursery we hold regular meetings with our young carers, giving them the opportunity to be with other pupils in similar circumstances. We provide them with an environment where they can talk and have fun; set outside the classroom giving them the chance just to do something different, for themselves.

To view their website click on the following link or to view the school's Young Carers Policy click here

To view the Young Carers' Charter please click here


If you think your child might be a young carer, please contact us.


Additional information

For additional information about supporting children’s mental health, please see the following websites: