Specialist Residential Childcare Services in Scotland

Nether Johnstone House provides specialist residential childcare services to children and young people aged 8-21 years.

We are committed to providing a home where our children and young people feel loved, safe and enabled to grow and develop. Where curiosity, experiences and opportunities are embraced and encouraged.

We believe in equality and individuality. Alongside our children and young people, our team creatively tailor childcare packages to meet individual needs. With our values steeped in a social pedagogical approach we provide each young person with a safe, supportive, trusting environment enhanced by positive relationships which promote growth, responsibility, learning and possibility.

 

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What’s Love Got to Do With it? – Love in Residential child care

– by Niamh Miller

My own experiences of working in residential child care have led me to develop a keen interest in the dynamics of a worker’s relationship with a young person. At Nether Johnstone House, the concept of love is incorporated in all aspects of our practice. By utilising a relationship-based approach to inform our practice, we enable meaningful attachments to be made on a daily basis. Love is an extremely complex emotion that has been studied over the years by multiple psychologists. The word love is often associated with romantic relationships and can often have sexual connotations; therefore, it is scarcely used within professional relationships. Loving relationships are vital to establishing positive emotional wellbeing as humans. Strong connections between two humans help navigate our stressors, solve problems and overcome any challenges that we are faced with. For children and young people who have experienced significant trauma, experiencing love is even more read more

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Specialist Residential Childcare Services in Scotland

Nether Johnstone House provides specialist residential childcare services to children and young people aged 8-21 years.

We are committed to providing a home where our children and young people feel loved, safe and enabled to grow and develop. Where curiosity, experiences and opportunities are embraced and encouraged.

We believe in equality and individuality. Alongside our children and young people, our team creatively tailor childcare packages to meet individual needs. With our values steeped in a social pedagogical approach we provide each young person with a safe, supportive, trusting environment enhanced by positive relationships which, promote growth, responsibility, learning and possibility.

 

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Our Values

Live

Look for those special moments and living them.

Be enticed by the future and not hindered by the past.

Create and enjoy new things, making memories.

Laugh

Create moments to remember, with those who are important to us.

Celebrate successes and achievements that are important to individuals.

Love

Love and be loved.

Experience genuine relationships built upon our values.

Embrace and respect individuality.

Learn

Use the world around us to create opportunities to learn and grow our skills and knowledge.

Be curious, explore and try new adventures.

Encourage and enhance our educational, personal, social, emotional, physical and behavioural development.

Nurture

Look for each other’s strengths and nurture these. Taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions.

Help each other to grow and develop an understanding of ourselves and our journey.

Create a safe space where relationships develop that support our health and well-being, physically, psychologically and emotionally.

Joy

Find joy in the little things and appreciate what is.

Treasure those who are important to us.

Seize opportunities to embrace each day.

Hope

Believe in ourselves and each other.

Be aspirational for the future.

Develop a resilience that allows us to take on new challenges.

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