Summary: Achieving Positive Behaviour
We believe that children and adults flourish best in an ordered environment, in which everyone
knows what is expected of them. We aim to work in an environment where children can develop
self-discipline and self-esteem, together with mutual respect and encouragement.
Children need to learn to consider the views and feelings, needs and rights, of others and the
impact that their behaviour has on people, places and objects. This is a developmental task that
requires support, encouragement, teaching and setting the correct examples. The principles that
underpin how we achieve positive and considerate behaviour exist within the programme for
promoting personal, social and emotional development.
In this setting we have a named person who has overall responsibility for this programme for
supporting personal, social and emotional development, including issues concerning behaviour.
This named person is required to:-
· Keep themselves up-to-date with legislation, research and thinking on promoting positive
behaviour and on handling children's behaviour where it may require additional support.
· To be aware of who to contact from outside the nursery if support is needed.
· Check that all staff, have relevant in-service training on promoting positive behaviour.
· Recognise that codes for interacting with other people vary between cultures and require staff to
be aware of and respect those used by members of the setting.
· All staff, volunteers and students are to provide a positive model of behaviour by treating
children, parents and one another with friendliness, care and courtesy.