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                                                                Behaviour Management Policy


Statement of Intent

We believe that children flourish in an ordered environment where everyone knows what is expected of them, and where children are free to develop their 

play and learning without fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else.



Our aim 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:-

-      Keep themselves up-to-date with legislation and research and thinking on handling children’s behaviour.

-      Access relevant sources of expertise on handling children’s behaviour.

-      Check 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 threatening way.

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.




We take bullying or persistent physical or verbal abuse to another child or children very seriously and it is dealt with quickly and appropiately.


If a 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 bully.

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.


The 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.









Policy Updated August 2012       Reviewed January 2013