Our Behaviour Policy
We believe that children flourish best when their personal, social and emotional needs are understood, supported and met and where there are clear, fair and developmentally appropriate expectations for their behaviour. As children develop, they learn about boundaries, the difference between right and wrong, and to consider the views and feelings, and needs and rights, of others and the impact that their behaviour has on people, places and objects.
The development of these skills requires adult guidance to help encourage and model appropriate behaviours and to offer intervention and support when children struggle with conflict and emotional situations. In these types of situations key staff can help identify and address triggers for the behaviour and help children reflect, regulate and manage their actions. Staff also complete Emotional coaching training.
Sophie Marriner is the settings behaviour coordinator to oversee and advise on the team’s responses to challenging behaviour
Hold the hand of the child that has committed the incident and comfort the hurt or upset child. Come down to their level.
Use the appropriate level of communication, dependant on child’s level of development, speech and understanding.
Ask what happened to all involved.
Confirm understanding and identify all feelings.
Find a solution.
Reinforce positive behaviour.
Redirect into play.