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Welcome to Nurturing Needs 

Nurturing Needs was developed by Leane, autistic adult, mum of a neurodivergent child, and training professional.  Leane was inspired by her families experiences and is soon due to complete a BA (Hons) in Psychology with Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion. Many families experience difficulties in navigating how best to support their child's unique needs, and find that support is difficult to access. This journey is often described as lonely and overwhelming. Nurturing Needs offers a supportive and nurturing environment in which diversity is celebrated and the holistic needs of the child are at the centre of our work. Nurturing Needs currently operates from the Natal Wellness base, however children of all ages are welcome. Below you will find information on all of our services and sessions. Please don't hesitate to get in touch, we would love to hear from you. 

Animal Activity Day 

Our first day session for the summer holidays is now available to book. Our animal activity day is set to be great fun. Join us from 10.45 am until 3 pm for an interactive animal handling workshop, crafts and sensory play

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Sensory Stay and Play

Tuesday | 4.00 - 6.00 (drop in)
Saturday | 11.00 - 12.00 (monthly)

During our Sensory Play sessions children will be able to explore a range of sensory soothing and stimulating equipment. We have a range of beautiful sensory lighting, dark den, fidgets, spinners and bouncing boards, body compression socks and lots of engaging and fun toys and activities to explore

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£7 per child (adults free)

Booking is essential and spaces are limited 

  

Cookery Club

Saturday | 1.30 - 3.00 
Coming Soon

During cookery club, children will be preparing a no-cook meal or a dish to take home to cook. Giving children to opportunity to learn about food hygiene and practice culinary skills such as measuring, mixing and chopping. Some of our planned dishes include pasta salad, pizza, and crispy cakes. 

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£20- £25 per child (adults free)

Booking is essential and spaces are limited 

Pre-School Club

Fridays 1.30 - 2.30

Pre-school club is our dedicated session for young children. Advisory age is 2-5 years. These sessions will include access to our sensory equipment and a free play session for children. 

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£7 per child (adults free)

Booking is essential and spaces are limited 

Coffee & Chat 

Wednesday | 11.30 - 12.30 
 

Coffee & Chat is the perfect opportunity to meet with other families for a friendly, informal catch up. Hot drinks and cakes are included. 

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£5 per adult

Booking is essential and spaces are limited 

Craft Club 

Friday | 4.00 - 6.00 (drop in)

During craft club children will be able to create their own unique masterpiece to take home. Each week a different activity will be available, such as designing an pencil case, creating a mobile, suncatchers, canvases and photo frames. We also have a range of craft equipment available for free flow craft. 

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£10 per child (adults free)

Booking is essential and spaces are limited 

Nurture & Thrive 

Coming September

Nurture & Thrive is a service for children who are not accessing school. This may be due to anxiety, unmet need or elective home education. 

Our 1hr weekly sessions will run each term. 

During week 1, children will work with Leane to co-produce a plan for the sessions based on their preferences and interests. This may include sensory play, arts, cookery, or learning a new skill. 

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£10 per session - booked per term. 

Booking is essential and spaces are limited 

Lego Club

Saturdays 9.30 - 10.30
Coming Soon

During Lego club we have a huge range of mixed Lego that children can come to explore and build. 

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£5 per child (adults free)

Booking is essential and spaces are limited 

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Parent Workshops

We invite you to join our parent workshops. Each workshop has a specific focus, for example, school support & EHCPs, PDA, Introduction to Autism. Workshops are designed to empower you with knowledge to support your child. Workshops include a presentation, Q&A and time for an informal coffee and chat. 

£45 (up to two parents/carers from the same family)

Complimentary refreshments provided  

1:1 appointments 

1:1 appointments provide parents and carers to access bespoke support specific to the needs of their family. Leane can provide support across many areas of parenting and supporting an autistic child. 

Appointments can be held online or at Nurturing Needs. 

Please email for availability

leane@natalwellness.co.uk 

20 minute initial appointments - Free

 

1hr appointment - £60 

Leane Fletcher 

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We are delighted to announce that Leane has recently joined the Natal Wellness team as our very own Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) specialist. Leane is the owner is Nurturing Needs, you can find out more about her services on the Nurturing Needs page. Leane brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be invaluable in helping us better serve our families. Leane offers informative sessions for parents as well as bespoke classes designed to meet the needs of neurodiverse children and those with SEND. 

Leane is passionate about supporting neurodivergent children, sessions are designed to meet the various, unique needs of children. She is also skilled in providing parents with the resources and insight to navigate the world of parenting a child with SEND and her training is specialised in supporting autistic children and their families. Leane's work is grounded in therapeutic approaches that aim to develop strengths and nurture the needs of children. Leane has an impressive track record of working with neurodivergent children and their families, and her wealth of experience and knowledge will be a great asset to our team. Leane has a broad knowledge of the SEND sector and understands the challenges faced. Leane is a strong advocate for inclusion and the celebration of diversity and is committed to ensuring that everyone is given the opportunity to succeed. We are thrilled to have Leane on board and look forward to seeing the positive difference she will make to our organisation. With her expertise and enthusiasm, we are confident that she will be a valuable addition to the Natal Wellness team. Leane currently works exclusively at the Natal Wellness base, further information can be found on her dedicate page, Nurturing Needs. 

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