Behaviour Management Policy
I aim to provide a quality childcare service for parents and children. In order to achieve this I need to set reasonable and appropriate limits and rules to help manage the behaviour of the children.
Children need to know what is expected of them and what boundaries are. They also need help in developing self-discipline, self-confidence and self-esteem, through mutual respect and encouragement.
“Golden Behaviour Rules” will be introduced to the children. These are displayed in my home and children are encouraged to follow the rules,(according to their age and development) and are rewarded when they do).
- Have fun and be happy
- Be kind and helpful to each other
- Share and look after all the toys & equipments
- Listening is very important
- Be polite and remember to use our magic words at all times
- Respect and Manners at all times
- Believe in yourself
Most of the time children are well behaved and want to “Be Good,” especially if they are happy and have plenty of adult attention. Unwanted behaviour often occurs through boredom.
I will always provide a positive role model for the children to learn from.(Children often copy behaviour from the adults who care for them).
Children often show their true feelings through unwanted behaviour. Sometimes a sympathetic shoulder, a one to one chat and a great big hug is all that is needed
I endorse positive discipline as an effective way of setting limits.
- I reward good behaviour
- I encourage self-discipline and respect for others
- I set realistic limits according to the child’s age and development
- I encourage children and give explanations
- I am consistent with my rules – Our Golden Rules
- I give praise and attention
- I help build a child’s self-esteem
In deeling with any unwanted behaviour:-
- I will not administer physical punishment or any form of punishment causing pain, discomfort or humiliation or isolate a child
- Hitting and hurting are always wrong and are not permitted in my home.
- Abusive, anti-racial or discriminative behaviour will be corrected immediately, by explanation rather than personal blame
- Shouting or threats will never be used
If a child is showing unwanted behaviour:-
- Remove the child from the situation and give them an alternative activity.
- Depending on the situation I may ignore the bad behaviour as I feel it is being done to get a reaction.
- Discuss with Child. If the child is able to understand I will discuss their behaviour and try and get them to appreciate the consequences of their actions on others. I inform them that it is their behaviour that I do not like not them.
- Time Out. Removing the child from the activity and sitting them quietly for a few minutes
- Removal of treats.
Behavioural difficulties will always be discussed with the individual parents, so that we can work together in helping the child to deal with their emotions and behaviour. A child needs to know the consequences of their actions, in order to know not to behave in certain ways. Continual correcting, explanations and support will help
If you have any concerns regarding the managing of your child’s behaviour, please do not hesitate to contact me. It is important that we work together on managing behaviour in order not to confuse your child.