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Sunday, 19 July 2009 11:49

 

Managing behaviour

By providing a happy, safe environment, the children in my care will be encouraged to develop social skills to help them be accepted and welcome in society as they grow up. I will do this in the following ways:

  • Giving lots of praise for good behaviour

  • Giving the children individual attention so they feel valued

  • Setting a good example, being a good role model

  • Listening to what the children have to say

  • Rewarding good behaviour (choosing next activity etc)

  • Using a good behaviour chart

  • Giving children certificates for good behaviour, sharing etc.

I am aware of the different reasons why children misbehave and will endeavour to keep to routines so that your child feels safe and is not over tired or hungry. Please inform me of any changes in the child’s home circumstances, care arrangements or any other change which may affect your child’s behaviour. All information shared will be kept confidential unless there appears to be a child protection issue.

I do not and will not allow anyone else while your child is in my care, administer physical or any other form of punishment with the intention of causing pain or discomfort, nor any kind of humiliating or hurtful treatment.

I endorse positive discipline as a more effective way of setting boundaries for children. I will use one of the following strategies depending on the age/stage of ability of the child and the situation:

  • Distraction. Remove the child from the situation and give them an alternative activity.

  • Ignore. 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.

  • Reflection time. Removing the child from the activity and sitting them quietly for a few minutes

  • Removal of treats.

I work together with parents to make sure there is consistency in the way the children are cared for. A consistent approach benefits the child’s welfare and helps ensure that the child is not confused. I aim to be firm and consistent with regards to my house rules so that children know and feel secure within the boundaries I set.

I will only physically intervene, and possibly restrain, a child to prevent an accident, such as a child running into the road, or to prevent an injury or damage. All significant incidents are recorded in an incident book and will be shared and discussed with the parents of the child concerned so that together we can work to resolve any behavioural issues.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 October 2010 21:16