The Nurture Programme® offers bespoke training for teachers, professionals & parents & carers of children with additional needs.
Each programme is designed to inform, nurture your learning with a strong emphasis on skill development. The need to be both caring and advocating for children with additional needs is at the heart of The Nurture Programme® .
The Nurturing Advocacy Programme
The PDA Nurture Programme
The Nurturing Consultancy Programme
The Nurturing Anxiety Programme
The Nurturing Autism Programme
The Nurturing ADHD Programme
Meet The Founder
Jodie Isitt, Founder & Autistic Advocacy Consultant
After navigating and battling the education and health system successfully for her disabled children and partner, Jodie quickly became passionate about advocating for more than just her family. With three Autistic children and a physically disabled partner, Jodie has been involved in many battles with the Local Authority and NHS alike. Fighting for educational needs, respite and access to certain NHS specialists, Jodie really has fought for it all.
The system is broken and trying to advocate for your child when cracks in the road are notorious for appearing unexpectedly and trapping you beneath the surface can quickly become a full time job. Embracing this new found love for advocacy and partly because employment was not an option for Jodie, she began her advocacy journey helping other families navigate the systems that try so hard to defeat you.
With success advocating personally for a number of families in the process of EHCP’s, respite, housing needs, Disability Living Allowance and other services, Jodie found that there just wasn’t enough hours in the day and couldn’t help as many people as she desperately wanted. This is a serious world-wide issue and so she began The Nurture Programme®, designed to encourage, nurture, support and hone your very own advocacy skills.
Jodie has teamed up with Laura Kerbey – (Neurodivergent Education, Support & Training), Harry Thompson – PDA Extraordinaire and Dr Chloe Farahar to deliver a series of programmes, webinars, LIVE Q&A sessions and private consultations to reach as many families as possible and help them advocate for their own children.
Jodie also has a Level 2 certificate in Supporting PDA children, teenagers, and young adults.
Laura Kerbey, Education Consultant
Laura Kerbey has been working with Autistic children and young people and other associated conditions for over 19 years. Laura worked as a lecturer in the Supported Learning Department of 2 large Mainstream Colleges teaching Numeracy, Literacy, Life Skills and Childcare. She also worked as the Life Skills Co-ordinator at a residential college for young people with severe physical disabilities. Laura was the Assistant Head Teacher, then Head Teacher at an independent special school for Autistic children.
In March 2013 Laura founded Positive Autism Support and Training (PAST.) Now rebranded as NEST – Neurodivergent Education, Support & Training provides support to families who have Autistic children and other associated conditions. NEST runs support meetings, workshops and conferences for parents, carers and professionals and provides one to one advice to parents on behaviour, education and other matters related to autism and PDA. Laura and her team also work closely with Autistic children and teenagers providing emotional support.
Laura has a degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Special Education Autism) a PCGE in Life Long Learning and holds NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship). Laura also has a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Working with Students with ADHD.