It is imperative that children have set boundaries of behaviour for their own safety and the safety of their peers and staff. Negative behaviour can occur when the child's basic needs are not being met. The nursery has a Behaviour Management Coordinator who has the overall responsibility for guiding staff and parents with issues concerning behaviour.
Our aim is to promote good behaviour and ensure that all children are provided with love and care, security, adequate rest and sleep, the freedom to explore, a positive self-image, suitable adults as role models, consistency in their treatment, boundaries to behaviour, opportunities for self-expression and opportunities for learning.
There will never be any form of physical punishment. Our children will never be subject to humiliation or labelled as 'naughty' and staff will endeavour never to raise their voices. Individuality is encouraged and the children are taught by example. Food removal will never be used as a sanction for unwanted behaviour. Discussions regarding children's behaviour will be held within their own environment and will not use any other areas of the nursery as a sanction.
On occasions children demonstrate unwanted behaviour, they will be supported to control their behaviour and parent will be informed so we can work together to establish a strong support network to eradicate the unwanted behaviour.