…learning through play

Behaviour Management Policy

Positive behaviour will be encouraged through lots of praise for good behaviour, individual attention, use of good role models and listening to the children. Certificates or stickers may be used where appropriate. A child would never be smacked or physically punished.

Different strategies can be used on how to deal with a child misbehaving depending on the ages, circumstances and stages of ability. These may include distraction, for example encourage the child to do a different activity. Depending on the situation, the bad behaviour may be ignored if I feel it is being done to get a reaction, depending on the situation. Removing the child from the activity. Discuss the consequences of their actions on others. If able to, try and help the children to work out what would be the best solution – so they eventually work out any disagreements themselves in a respectable manner.

No confusing signals, No means No!

I am aware of the new requirement in the Early Years Inspection handbook (Sept 2015) to record children’s ‘poor behaviour’. I would do this via a form alongside the incident forms. Working closely with the child’s parents and other settings the child attends to support their behaviour through targeted interventions.

My targeted interventions include – allowing children time to calm and reflect, providing cosy spaces, listening to children, talking respectfully to children, offering choices, working closely with parents, talk about sharing / turn taking / being kind / being helpful, positive behaviour strategies etc.

It is important to label the behaviour as unacceptable not the child.

I will require you to sign to say you have read and understood this Policy.

If you have any concerns regarding this policy please discuss them with me.

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