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Discipline and Behaviour


Children and adults flourish best in an 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. When children behave in unacceptable ways:


* Children are given one-to-one adult support in seeing what was wrong and in working towards a better pattern

* In any case of misbehaviour, it is always made clear to the child(ren) in question that it is the behaviour and not the child which is unwelcome

* Adults do not shout or raise their voices in a threatening way

* Physical punishment, such as smacking or shaking, is never used, nor is it ever threatened

* Children are never sent out of the room by themselves

* Techniques intended to single out or humiliate individuals such as a ‘naughty chair’ are not used, however a very disruptive child may need to be removed from a group situation

* Adults are aware of, and respect, varying cultural expectations regarding interactions between people and do not, for example, expect eye contact with children who would consider this impolite.

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