We always aim to promote positive behaviour and respect for others. Daily discussions with the children reinforce our expectations, enabling the children to play safely in an appropriate environment. The methods we use to encourage positive behaviour are distraction, discussion, praise and reward, encouraging sharing and negotiation. We help children understand the effects of their behaviour on others, encouraging responsibility, for example tidying up. We reassure children that they are always valued as individuals even if their behaviour may be unacceptable.
If a child’s behaviour becomes consistently unacceptable, we may use “time out” by which we mean that a child may be asked to abstain from a particular activity for a period of time i.e. sand, climbing frame, this would be recorded and discussed with the parent/carer.
If you feel that your child’s behaviour could be affected by certain incidents in their lives, please discuss this with your key person so that empathy can be shown to the full.
Physical punishment will not be permitted at any time. If in extreme situations, physical intervention (restraint) was seen to be appropriate to prevent injury to others or to themselves, minimum force would be used. The pre-school would then record the incident and it would be fully discussed with the parent/carer at the first opportunity.
Our Named Behaviour Management Officer is: Lindsay O’Grady
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 9.05 a.m. - 11.35 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons 12.15 p.m. - 2.45 p.m.