Analyse strategies to support children to manage their own behaviour in relation to others

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 3.4: Contribute to enabling play environments
Learning outcome: 2 Understand how the Early Years practitioner supports children’s behaviour and socialisation within play environments
Assessment criteria: 2.3 Analyse strategies to support children to manage their own behaviour in relation to others

  • Early Years Practitioners should understand that children have to learn what are appropriate and inappropriate behaviours, just like any other aspect of their development
  • Therefore, promotion of positive behaviour involves being empathetic and understanding of the child’s age and stage of development, as well as other factors, such as tiredness and significant events that may be happening in the child’s life
  • It is importortant to be familiar with and adhere to your employer’s Behaviour Policy
  • Ways in which children can be supported to manage their behaviour include:
    • Discussions, explanations, reminders and prompts – explanations should only be used with older children that are capable of understanding
    • Role modeling
    • Ignoring (if the child is displaying behaviours to gain attention)
    • Distraction/refocusing
    • Acknowledging and praising positive behaviour
    • The use of ‘house rules’ of ‘codes of conduct’ (for older children)

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