CleverClogs Nursery and Pre-school
Behaviour Management Policy
Equality of opportunity
Achieving positive behaviour
Our setting believes that children flourish best when their personal, social and emotional needs are met and where there are clear and developmentally appropriate expectations for their behaviour.
Children need to learn to consider the views and feelings, needs and rights, of others and the impact that their behaviour has on people, places and objects. This is a developmental task that requires support, encouragement, teaching and setting the correct example. The principles that underpin how we achieve positive and considerate behaviour exist within the programme for promoting personal, social and emotional development.
We have designated officers who have overall responsibility for our programme for supporting personal, social and
emotional development, including issues concerning behaviour.
Strategies with children who engage in inappropriate behaviour
Children under three years
Rough and tumble play and hurtful behaviour
Young children often engage in play that has aggressive themes – such as superhero and weapon play; some children appear pre-occupied with these themes, but their behaviour is not necessarily a precursor to hurtful behaviour, although it may be inappropriate at times and may need addressing using strategies as above.
We take hurtful behaviour very seriously. Most children under the age of five will at some stage hurt or say something hurtful to another child, especially if their emotions are high at the time, but it is not helpful to label this behaviour as ‘bullying’. For children under five, hurtful behaviour is momentary, spontaneous and often without cognisance of the feelings of the person whom they have hurt.
Where this does not work we use the Code of Practice to support the child and family, making the appropriate referrals to a Behaviour Support Team where necessary through the use of an Early Years Advisor or the start of a Family Support Plan.