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 very important for all adults working with children and young people to be fair and consistent when inappropriate behaviour occurs. Every setting should have established rules and boundaries for children’s and young people’s behaviour.
These boundaries and rules should be applied by the practitioners in accordance with the settings and policies procedures. Boundaries are the guidelines, rules or limits which practitioner create for children so they can recognise what is bad and wrong and how the practitioner respond when the child step outside those limits. It is important that in the child setting the practitioner sets the boundaries for the child behaviour so the child understand what is acceptable and what’s not and knows that there will be a consequences of not acting within those boundaries. The children will notice that whatever child do wrong and whoever practitioner is working in the nursery at that time the rules remain the same for everyone. For example children can play with sand and water tray but must clean the sand from the floor after all, they can use a paint board but must wear apron, they can go outside but must wear jackets and hats, they must wash hands before and after lunch. This way of treating everyone the same when applying boundaries will give children feeling of a security and they will not feel confused when they behave inappropriate because they will not what to expect and what sanctions they will get.
For example when the child doesn’t listen it will be getting a sanction such as not taking part in the activities or not getting the sticker or if they behave well they can choose their story or the activity The boundaries should be appropriate for the child’s age and stage of development. In