The Butterfly Preschool staff will encourage children to behave in a positive and appropriate way
The nursery believes that children need to develop self-control and be able to express their emotions in an acceptable way. In order to help children master these skills, the preschool staff will talk to children about their actions, offer alternatives and work towards children taking responsibility for their actions.
Staff will not use physical punishment, but will follow the procedure below:
The Butterfly Preschool has no smacking policy. However, we understand that children sometimes may become out of control, hitting out at other children or becoming destructive and/or disruptive.
Children need boundaries for their behaviour and physical punishment is not the answer. Staff will help children to understand and reinforce within the setting self-discipline and self control with an appreciation of other children’s needs, rights and feelings. Some children may be in need of support systems to help them deal with their feelings. This can be explored through targeted observations and activities.
The nursery undertakes work with children in a consistent way – making sure expectations are made clear to parents or carers and also to reinforce positive behaviour at all times. Staff practice consistency when working with children in need of more attention.
If a child becomes out of control, it is better to remove the child from the situation for a while giving him or her other activities in smaller groups until they are able to control their feelings better.
At no time will children be made to feel intimidated, humiliated or be in fear. If the above fails to have positive changes on children’s behaviour, we will seek support and guidance from Wandsworth Early Years.