Behaviour Management Policy
We believe that children and adults flourish best in a safe and ordered environment in which everyone knows what is expected of them and children are free to develop their play and learning without fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else. We aim to work towards a situation in which children can develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement, which enables children to enjoy and achieve, and make a positive contribution to the community of which they are a part.
In order to achieve this:
When children behave in unacceptable ways:
Bullying involves the persistent physical or verbal abuse of another child, children or adult. We take bullying very seriously.
If a child bullies another child or children;
However, in the event of a child demonstrating repeated inappropriate behaviour, procedures are in place for Joeys should we need to consider exclusion, and they are as follows:
- Recorded verbal warning to child and parents/carers from the manager.
- Letter given to child’s parents/carers indicating the nature and level of concern, and the possible consequences. Parents/carers will be encouraged at all stages to discuss the matter with the manager.
- If the setting has to resort to sending a letter home twice in a period of two months, then the manager will consider an exclusion from the setting. This can take the form of a fixed term e.g. 3 days (based on the child’s regular booking) OR a permanent exclusion – this would only be considered as an absolute last resort, where it is felt that the safety of the child concerned, other children at the setting, or staff, were at risk.
Signed on behalf of Milnthorpe Family Centre Directors
Katie Smyth – Joeys Manager Reviewed – January 2017