In my setting, Little Stars Nursery, we believe that both children and adults alike flourish in an ordered and structured environment with boundaries; so that everyone knows what is expected of them, and then the children are free to learn and develop without fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else. We strive to enable an environment in which children can develop their own self-discipline and self-esteem in a relaxed atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.
In order for us to achieve this we follow simple steps of all adults providing a positive role model for children with regards to friendliness, care and courtesy and to show a positive approach, we encourage sharing, kindness and good behaviour and praise children to endorse such behaviour.
1.2 Describe, with examples, the importance of all staff consistently and fairly applying boundaries and rules for children and young people’s behaviour in accordance with the policies and procedures of the setting
It is crucial for all staff to be consistent as then the children know exactly what is expected of them each time they come to Nursery. It also really helps that if the rules we put into place at nursery are then, if not already done, are put into place at home, as then this will help children to be less confused and only have one set of rules, which is why at this stage it is essential for consistency. Once the child is older it may also be helpful if the child is involved in drawing up the boundaries and rules to follow and may assist them in taking responsibility for their actions and behaviour.
2.1 Describe the benefits of encouraging and rewarding positive behaviour
A major way of children learning behaviour and attitude comes from watching their peers and adults around them, so if all staff can show a positive attitude and show...