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.

A Strategy Bank
A strategy bank

The aim of this chapter is to provide practitioners with 25 key strategies to incorporate into their everyday practice. These strategies will foster and encourage better behaviour in your setting.

It outlines:

  • everyday strategies
  • listening and talking to children
  • adults supporting both children and each other
  • examples of the strategies in practice and includes:
  • a Hands-on activity
  • Further reading.
The Strategies Explained

Practitioners need to feel confident that they can deal with a variety of events and situations in a calm professional way. By building up your own strategy bank you will begin to develop confidence in your practice.

Outlined below is a range of well tried and tested behaviour strategies that many practitioners already use to help create a positive pre-school.

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