Behaviour Management

Behaviour Management Policy
I aim to offer a quality childcare service for parents and children.   I recognize the need to set reasonable and appropriate boundaries to help manage the behaviour of children in my care.

I don not and will not administer physical punishment or any form of punishment with the intention of causing pain or discomfort, or any kind of humiliating or hurtful treatment to any child in my care.

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

    • Rewarding good behaviour because rewards are constructive, they encourage further effort.
    • Encourage self-discipline and respect for others because children need to grow into people who behave well even when there’s no one to tell them what to do.
    • Setting realistic boundaries according to age and stage of development because as children grow and develop, our expectations of them change.
    • Setting a good example because young children take more notice of how we are, what we do, and what we say
    • Encouragement, not orders and instructions because “do as you are told” teaches nothing for next time.   Positive discipline means explaining why.
    • Being consistent – saying no and meaning no   because children need to know that we mean what we say
    • Praise, appreciation and attention   because when children are used to getting attention with good behaviour.   They wont need to seek it by misbehaving
    • Building children’s self esteem shaming, scolding, hurting and humiliating children can lead to even worse behaviour. Attention, approval and praise build self esteem, and a child who feels valued is more likely to behave well.

By providing a happy, well managed environment, the children in my care will be encouraged to develop skills to help them be accepted and welcomed in society as they grow up.