We aim to work towards a situation in which children can develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.
All staff will provide a positive role model for the children with regard to friendliness, care and courtesy and also to offer strategies for handling any conflict.
Staff in the nursery will praise and endorse desirable behaviour such as turn taking and helping and caring for others.
We will take positive steps to avoid a situation in which children receive adult attention only in return for undesirable behaviour.
In cases of serious misbehaviour, such as racial or other abuse, the unacceptability of the behaviour and attitudes will be made clear immediately, but by means of explanations rather than personal blame.
In any case of misbehaviour, it will always be made clear to the child or children in question that it is the behaviour and not the child that is unwelcome.
Any behaviour problems will be handled in a developmentally appropriate fashion, respecting individual children’s level of understanding and maturity.
Recurring behavioural problems will be tackled by the whole nursery in partnership with the child’s parents/carers, using objective observation records to establish an understanding of the possible cause, for example; tiredness, hunger, boredom or communication difficulties.
Staff are aware that changes in behaviour may be linked to safeguarding/child protection concerns.
Staff are aware that some kinds of behaviour may arise from a child’s additional needs.
Our Lady’s Nursery will contact and work with other agencies to support the child and their family.
This policy was adopted on September 1998
Reviewed August 2018
Manager J Nolan-Davies