Describe the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour.
I have asked one of the staff members about the policies and procedures that this setting follows in terms of behaviour management and she sent me to the manger who gave me a copy of these policies and procedures. Here they are:
Children will be treated with respect at all times.
A child must NEVER be put into a humiliating situation either by another child or by staff members. If this situation arises, i.e. humiliation by another child, it must be dealt with by staff members, otherwise the incident must be reported to the manager or deputy manager.
We do not label children in a negative manner i.e. “naughty” or use this word. Alternative language is offered to children and to adults.
Unacceptable behaviour is:
1. When a child is attempting to harm another child or him/herself; 2. When a child is verbally abusing another child;
3. When a child is being destructive with play equipment etc.; 4. When a child consistently fails to respond to requests
Action that may be taken:
1. The child suffering the negative behaviour will be given priority and comforted 2. The child will be removed from the situation especially if it involves harming another child 3. A member of staff will tell the child why the behaviour is unacceptable and discuss their reasons and feelings and that of the victim 4. The child will have time away from the other children, if appropriate 5. The child will have his/her attentions diverted by being given something else to do
Staff will provide positive role models for the children in terms of behaviour. Staff will praise and endorse desirable behaviour such as kindness and willingness to share.
Physical or humiliating punishment such as smacking, shouting and shaking will not be used or threatened and...