Every early years setting strives to create a calm and positive atmosphere, where children can thrive and develop as successful and confident learners.

By asking you to reflect on how the ethos, practice, and general approach in your setting impacts on the behavior of both children and adults, this book suggests sensible ways to achieve an exciting and stimulating environment for all.

From an award-winning author team, there is down-to-earth advice, a number of common-sense solutions and all the essential information you will need to develop the best sort of setting, where everyone supports one another.

Chapters offer guidance on:

  • Creating an enabling environment for all
  • Developing a team-based approach
  • Considering the whole child
  • Working with parents, and other professionals
  • Observing and assessing behavior
  • Sharing good practice

The book includes case studies of children between 0 to 5 years, sample policies, and lots of reproducible material on the CD-Rom that comes with the book

Suitable for all early years students and practitioners, this book is an encouraging read that will inspire you and help you to improve behavior in your class or setting.

The Reflective Setting

The reflective setting

The aim of this chapter is to support practitioners to reflect upon themselves, their practice and their environment and how it may affect the behaviour of the children in their setting.

It outlines:

  • the spiral of behaviour – a starting point for self-reflection
  • team work
  • how to write a behaviour policy
  • improving aspects of your ethos, practice and environment
  • audit and action plan and includes:
  • a Hands-on activity
  • Further reading.

There are many factors within a setting which can positively or negatively affect children's behaviour.

As well as looking at our own views, opinions and practice it is also important to look at our provision in the widest sense. There are some factors within a setting, for example, which can make it harder ...

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