Promoting Positive Behaviour

Unit 302.  
Outcome 1.1- Every aspect of my job role is implemented in some way by policies, legislation and codes of practice.
The children’s act 1989 is one piece of legislation that supports and promotes positive behaviour. The legislation quotes “When the choices a child makes are poor or the risks unacceptable, it will be the responsibility of children’s home staff to assist them to understand and manage their own behaviour differently”. This quote relates to current practice and policies as it is a clear statement of how a practitioner should react to misbehaviour. If a child is misbehaving, they should be told to think about their actions, making them realise how they should and should not behave, especially in a nursery environment. This legislation will help support the practitioners when dealing with a child that may have behavioural problems. For example, in my setting, if a child is misbehaving, we allow the child to calm down by removing them from the situation and sitting them with a staff member reading a story. This allows the child to become distracted for a small period of time, and also allows the staff member to think about the best way to deal with the scenario.
At Hollies, we like to reinforce positive behaviour by giving out constant praise to every child as often as we can, in our case, by using our sticker charts. By reinforcing positive behaviour, the child will want to receive more praise each day, and may change their behaviour in the long term. However, not all strategies will work for every child. As a child gets older, they may react in different ways while misbehaving. I personally work with pre-school, in which, the children push boundaries and test limits. The children at pre-school age also ask questions a lot, for example, using ‘why’ or ‘how’ as their understanding progresses. Also, the children may retaliate to behaviour strategies and may begin to argue with their peers or teachers.
At Hollies, we have a strong parent...