Hempsted Playgroup and Toddlers

 Behaviour Management Policy

Aims

The aim of our policy is to create a positive environment where children can learn and develop. Where adults regularly supervise and encourage positive behaviour to help promote children’s welfare and development. We provide an environment that is stimulating, interesting, fun, exciting to learn in and where children know their boundaries and expectations.  We aim to achieve this by encouraging the children to be independent, confident and to express themselves when and where ever they can. We will listen to them and encourage them to listen to others. As adults we will show respect to the children which they will learn to pass on to others and themselves alongside the Fundamental British Values (HM Gov 2015) of “democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs”. Children will be encouraged to help make rules and boundaries for the setting, these will be kept in a folder for all to see, they will be made up of photographs and writing. We will review our policies on a regular basis so that information can be kept up to date.the Fundamental British Values (HM Gov 2015) of “democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs”.

No form of punishment will be used in any way, to any child in our care. Physical intervention should only be used to manage a child’s behaviour if it is necessary to prevent personal injury to the child, other children or an adult, to prevent serious damage to property or in what would reasonably be regarded as exceptional circumstances.

Any occasion where physical intervention is used to manage a child’s behaviour will be recorded and parents informed about it on the same day, by completing a physical intervention form.

 Our named practitioner for behaviour management is SharonJohnson.

Appropriate training has been attended thus enabling the practitioner to fulfil the role.   

          

Roles and responsibilities              

                                                                           

To support and share information with the adult team. Feeding back on training that is attended so that everyone is clear and consistent in the way that they approach behaviour management. Making referrals to outside agencies for advice and assistance to ensure that the needs of all children are met.

Encouraging parents to have an input and involvement with the policy, asking them for their views and opinions.    

 

 

Creating a Positive environment and Behaviour Management Strategies

We believe that creating a positive environment will encourage the children and adults, to be positive in all that they try to do.

 

  • Encouraging appropriate behaviour in all communications with children, staff and parents and demonstrate that good behaviour is valued.

  • Establishing clear expectations and boundaries for behaviour that is suitable for the child’s level of perception.

  • We encourage positive behaviour and show praise for children’s achievements, such as WOW vouchers given at home and in the setting.

  • We ensure that the child feels valued and needed, even when their behaviour is unacceptable.

  • We encourage the children to accept their own actions and to be aware of the choices that they choose to make.

  • Activities are planned to encourage sharing and turn-taking.

  • The use of positive language will be used by adults at all times towards children, such as: - good listening/sharing/walk please.

  • Staff, volunteers, students and parents should model positive behaviour by treating each other with friendliness, care and courtesy.

  • We record all incidents relating to behaviour.

  • Negative behaviour is dealt with as early as possible.

  • We operate a zero tolerance setting, this means that we will not accept rude, threatening or aggressive behaviour from any person that appears to be.

Bullying

This involves the constant physical, mental or verbal abuse of another child or adult. We take bullying very seriously.

  • We intervene at the earliest point.

  • We explain why bullying is inappropriate behaviour.

  • We make sure that praise is given to a child if they show acceptable behaviour rather than unacceptable behaviour.

  • Reassurance is given to a child who has been bullied.

  • We do not label bullies.

  • We discuss what has happened in a confidential manner with parents and we all decide on the best way to help the child to improve their behaviour.

  • We share what has happened with the parents of the child who has been bullied, but never divulge the name of the child, and explain to them that a plan is in place to help the child learn more acceptable ways of behaviour.

 

We operate a zero tolerance setting, this means that we will not accept rude, threatening or aggressive behaviour, to any member of the adult team from any person that appear to be breaching the rules that are put in place to protect the safety and wellbeing of the setting.

Reviewed August 2019

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