Two of the biggest challenges children face are learning acceptable behaviour and being able to control their own behaviour. Educators and parents need to understand how to teach children how look after themselves and the world around them. Knowing how to effectively teach children about acceptable behaviour allows them to better cope with these challenges.
At Care for Kindies we focus strongly on our responsibility to provide a safe, secure, caring and stimulating environment for our children. Behaviour guidance includes all the things we say and do to help children learn and demonstrate acceptable behaviour. Educators will enhance the children’s self-esteem and encourage their abilities to positively interact with others. Acceptable behaviour is promoted at Care for Kindies through our Positive Guidance of Children Policy.
Age, development and personal circumstances are very important considerations when employing behaviour guidance. However there are some important common guidelines, which we use to encourage positive, co-operative behaviour across all children. By reinforcing the below points, we aim to assist children to be able to take increasing responsibility for their own positive behaviour.
The following Care for Kindies principles guide the relationship and interactions with all children:
Our Educators are responsible for helping children to guide their own behaviour. It is also important for parents to understand the Positive Guidance of Children Policy to work together to strengthen the effectiveness of this.
Where a child continues to behave in an unacceptable manner, parents/guardians will be consulted and asked to work with the Educators to ensure positive guidance techniques are consistent and clear. The use of physical force, embarrassment, sarcasm and isolation is never practised.
Creating a caring and respectful environment allows everyone to feel part of the group. At Care for Kindies we focus on encouraging positive behaviour to ensure each child feels loved, supported and cared for. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our Positive Guidance of Children Policy, please speak to your Educators.