Children face many challenges throughout their lives including learning acceptable behaviours and being able to regulate their own behaviours in different social and emotional environments, or when interacting with their peers or adults.
Families and staff will use appropriate strategies to guide children to recognize, manage and learn from their behaviours and express their emotions in positive, non-threatening and productive ways.
As parents and staff, we aim to influence the child’s behaviour rather than to control it. There are helpful methods to help children develop problem-solving skills, a sense of freedom to choose their own path and the self-esteem necessary to change a pattern of unhelpful behaviour. Peach Blossom’s staff aim to provide an environment that supports children to learn self-regulation and manage their own behaviour.
At Peach Blossom, we will work to ensure the safety and security of children at all times. Staff support children in their behavioural choices in a variety of ways, depending on their age and developmental level. Effective supervision by staff will serve to minimize negative behaviours, however, behaviours such as teasing, bullying, discrimination or physically hurting another child will not be tolerated.
Children are able and encouraged to participate in the development of the rules of behaviour and the consequences of breaking the rules of behaviour.
Through positive, supportive and intentional relationship building, staff will ensure that they provide education and care to children in a way that facilitated the following:
Guidelines for behaviour management
No form of physical punishment, verbal or emotional abuse or denial of physical necessities of any child can be permitted, practiced or inflicted.
Bullying Management procedure
In the event of an incidence of bullying, or behaviours which place children or staff at risk, the following measures will be taken:
Where behavioural concerns remain ongoing, the following measures will be taken: