Behavioural Management Policy

At LEL, behaviour management is seen as a positive guide and we always encourage appropriate behaviour. Behaviour management has two primary aims. First we strive to find a solution to a situation and secondly, we attempt to help the child process feelings, recognise consequences, explore alternative solutions and develop self-control.

The goal of behaviour guidance techniques is to help children develop safe and appropriate ways of interacting with others.

Guidance and discipline techniques that are used with the children include:

• Recognising each child as an individual with individual needs
• To help a child process their feelings, recognise consequences, explore solutions and develop internal self-control
• Setting clear, realistic limits
• Modelling acceptable behaviour
• Structuring the environment and routines to maximise acceptable behaviour
• Recognising a child’s efforts
• Anticipating and eliminating potential problems
• Redirecting unacceptable behaviour to an alternative
• Planning routines and programs to allow for a successful mix of choice and structure
• Giving appropriate attention to acceptable behaviour.
• Ensuring that the rooms are managed well to promote smooth transitions between activities
• Empowering children to use language to express themselves

Recurring and safety related unacceptable behaviour such as biting, will be bought to a parent’s attention and consultation will occur to identify the problem and a strategy will be planned and implemented. Consultation with families is most important in relation to every area of child development and their well-being and we welcome and encourage this.

Sourced: Child Care Act and Regulations 2012
Code of ethics- Early Childhood Australia
Policy reviewed August 2017