Early Years



‘Leaders set high standards for children’s behaviour at all times. Exemplary relationships between staff provide an excellent model for children’s behaviour towards each other.’

‘Children demonstrate exceptionally positive behaviour and high levels of self-control, cooperation and respect for others that are appropriate for their age. They do not distract others or become distracted themselves.’
Outstanding descriptors, Early Years Inspection Handbook, Ofsted (2018)

Promoting Positive Behaviour in the EYFS
  • Provide a predictable, consistent environment
  • Understand the causes of the behaviour
  • Be flexible
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Teach children to express themselves verbally and non-verbally
  • Plan for and model good conflict resolution skills
  • Adapt your language to suit the needs of the child
  • Distract rather than confront
  • Give clear warnings of change and transition
  • Anticipate problem times and be a ‘step ahead’ 

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