Statement of Intent
believe that children flourish in an ordered environment where everyone knows
what is expected of them, and where children are free to develop their
learning without fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else.
is to provide an environment where children learn to respect themselves, other
people and their environment and understand what acceptable behaviour is.
vAny issues’ concerning behaviour
is dealt with by the Pre-School Staff.
vOur named Behaviour Management
person is Mrs Jenny Welch
vWe ensure that the staff adhere
to the following:-
themselves up-to-date with legislation and research and thinking on handling
relevant sources of expertise on handling children’s behaviour.
that all staff receives in-house training on handling children’s behaviour and
attend relevant courses when necessary. We keep a record of staff training.
vWe require that all staff,
volunteers and students use positive strategies when helping children to find
solutions to possible conflicts they may have with each other. Distraction, praise and rewards are given
when this is demonstrated.
vAll staff, volunteers, parents
and students demonstrate a positive role model for the children with regard to
friendliness, care and courtesy.
vNew staff and parent volunteers
are asked to familiarise themselves with the pre-school’s behaviour policy.
vWe expect all children, staff,
volunteers and parents to keep to the rules, and apply these with consistency.
vWe praise desirable behaviour
and reinforce our ‘kind, friendly and sensible’ rule regularly. We avoid creating situations in which
children receive adult attention only in return for undesirable behaviour.
vEncourage the developing of
knowing right from wrong.
vWe recognise and respect that
codes for interaction may vary in different cultures.
vIf children behave
inappropriately we help them understand what they have done wrong and how to
rectify the problem.
vChildren are never sent out of
the room to be on their own.
vWe never use physical
punishment, such as smacking or shaking.
Children are never threatened with this.
vWe do not use techniques
intended to single out and humiliate individual children.
vPhysical restraint, such as
holding is only used to prevent injury to themselves, other children or
adults. This is recorded in an incident
book and parents are informed and asked to sign the book.
vIf serious misbehaviour occurs
such as racial or other abuse an explanation will be given to the child
describing why such behaviour is unacceptable.
vWe do not shout at children in a
vUnacceptable behaviour is dealt
with by distraction, discussion or by withdrawing the child from the situation
dependant on the age and stage of their development.
vWe work in partnership in
parents/carers in Key worker groups to address any repeated unacceptable
behaviour and possible strategies to help the child.
vThat we look after ourselves
with regard our safety and welfare
vWe care for others, avoiding
actions that may hurt either physically, verbally or emotionally
vWe recognise our
responsibilities in relation to the natural and manufactured world around us,
including living things and features in the environment
vWe respect other peoples
property, taking care not to take or damage other people’s things
vObservation records will be used
to establish an understanding of the cause.
vAdults will be aware that some
kinds of behaviour may arise from a child’s special needs.
bullying or persistent physical or verbal abuse to another child
or children very seriously and it is dealt with quickly and appropiately.
child bullies another child:
vWe intervene to stop any child
becoming injured or harmed.
vThe child carrying out the
bullying will be told why their behaviour is unacceptable.
vReassurance is given to the
child/children who are being bullied.
vThe child will be asked to say
sorry to the child/children, making eye contact with them.
vChildren who may bully will be
given praise when they display positive acceptable behaviour.
vWhen children demonstrate
bullying we will discuss with their parents how best to rectify this problem.
vWe do not label children who
vWhen a child has been bullied we
tell the parents what has been done about the situation and how we and the
parents concerned are dealing with it.
policies of the pre-school regarding expectations of children’s behaviour will
be shared with adults and children in the group and explained to all newcomers.
Updated August 2012 Reviewed January 2013