Child Care

Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour

1.1 The behaviour management policy at my setting (Maytime Playschool) is a statement of practice that covers all areas that help develop and maintain good behaviour.   There should be a person who has the responsibility with behaviour, they are required to:
• Provide information, support and strategies for staff
• Make sure all training is up to date and cascade relevant information
• Seek advice from other agencies if needed.
It also requires staff be a role model of the positive behaviour that is being encouraged and taught. This should be done by treating other staff members, children and parents with:
• Care, courtesy and friendliness.
• Deal with conflict with a positive approach and strategy by helping the children find solutions which are appropriate to their age and development stage.
• Praise good behaviour.
• Avoid creating situations where children will receive adult attention only because of bad behaviour.
• Work in partnership with the parents.
Physical harm would be dealt with on an individual basis; this is because there may be multiple reasons behind this type of behaviour. This will be followed by observations of this child to try and identify the reason behind their actions. But you should find a positive side to their behaviour and identify and praise it to keep the child’s self esteem at a good level. You should also review the environment and resources.
The children’s parents are informed about their child’s behaviour by their key person (each member of staff are assigned key children to observe and help develop their key stages). We work with the parents to address recurring behaviour that we find unacceptable, we do this by using objective observation. This helps us understand the cause and decide together how to deal with the behavior.
It is important for staff to follow this policy as it guides them to help control and improve a child’s behavior. It also...