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Positive Behaviour

I ensure that children’s behaviour is managed in a suitable manner.

I do not, and will not, administer physical punishment or any form of punishment with the intention of causing pain or discomfort, nor any kind of humiliating or hurtful treatment to any child in my care.
If physical intervention is used for the purposes of averting immediate danger of personal injury to any person (including the child) or to manage a child’s behaviour if absolutely necessary I will keep a record of this occasion and parents and/or carers will be informed on the same day.

I will not threaten corporal punishment, and will not use or threaten any punishment which could adversely affect a child's well-being.

I endorse positive discipline as a more effective way of setting limits for children.

Positive Behaviour Policy

Distracting and re-directing children’s activities are used as a way of discouraging unwanted behaviour.

I will respond positively to children who seek attention or are disruptive.

I will ensure children maintain their self-esteem by showing I disapprove of the behaviour not the child.

I encourage appropriate behaviour by:

1.      Setting a good example, I aim to be a positive role model as children copy what they see. Children learn values and behaviour from adults.
2.     
I readily praise, approve and reward wanted behaviour, such as sharing, to encourage it to be repeated. Using praise helps to show that I value the child and it helps to build their self-esteem.
3.     
I try to be consistent when saying “no” and explain reasons why it is not appropriate and considered unwanted behaviour. 
4.     
My expectations are flexible and realistic and are adjusted to the age, level of understanding, maturity and stage of development of the child.
5.     
I try to involve children in setting and agreeing house rules.

House rules include:

1.      We take off our outside shoes when we go in to the house to keep the house clean when it’s muddy outside.
2 .    
We do not swear, or deliberately hurt anyone else.
3.     
We eat and drink at the table or in the garden to avoid accidents and at set time, Breakfast, snack, Lunch, snack, diner time.
4.     
We don’t play with door as it can be dangerous

Children are guided away from doing things which:

1.    are dangerous or hurtful or offensive to someone else
2.   
are dangerous to the child
3.   
will make the child unwelcome or unacceptable to other people
4.   
damage other people’s property.

Written by Marie Parker updated on 26 July 2012


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