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 behaviour of both children and adults, the 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 behaviour
- sharing good practice.
There are also:
- case studies of children between 0 to 5 years
- sample policies
- lots of photocopiable material, on the accompanying CD-Rom.
Suitable for all Early Years students and practitioners, the book is an encouraging read that will inspire and help you to improve behaviour in your class or setting.
This book asks you to reflect on how the ethos, practice and general approach in your setting impacts on the behaviour of both children and adults, and it suggests sensible ways to achieve an exciting and stimulating environment for all.
The Bigger Picture
A Whole-Child Approach
The Reflective Setting
A Strategy Bank
A Skills Bank
'This guide is packed with useful advice, strategies and common-sense solutions that will support early years practitioners in developing a setting where staff and children can work together in a calm and positive atmosphere' - Special Children
'This book when I first opened it I just knew would be for me. The layout and print was easy to read and understand. The ideas and strategies given are extremely useful to use, all with the child in mind. The section on making chocies so a child doesn't feel backed into a corner was very helpful, along with the CD to print off proformas' - Amazon Customer Review
'[This book is] essential reading for all early years students and practitioners' - Early Years Educator
'Building Better Behaviour in the Early Years will be a useful addition to any setting's practical resources for practitioners and should certainly assist managers and setting leaders in promoting a consistent approach to behaviour management for children of all ages' - Early Years Update
Chris Dukes is a qualified teacher with over 20 years' experience. She has worked in various London primary schools as a class teacher and also as a member of the Senior Management Team. Chris has a Master's degree in Special Needs and through her later role as a Special Needs Co-ordinator and Support Teacher, many years' experience of working with children with additional needs. Chris has worked closely, mentoring, advising and supervising staff teams to work with young children as well as with other education and health professionals. She currently works part time as an Area SENCO supporting Special Needs Co-ordinators and managers in a range of early year's settings. Chris is also one half of 'earlymatters' training and consultancy, is co-author of the Hands on Guides series of books and writes for various early years' publications.
Maggie Smith began her career as a nursery teacher in Birmingham. She has worked as a peripatetic teacher for an under-5's EAL Team and went on to become the Foundation Stage manager of an Early Years Unit in inner London. Maggie helped to set up an innovative unit for young children with behavioural difficulties and has also worked supporting families of children with special needs. She has taught on Early Years BTEC and CACHE courses at a college of higher education. Maggie currently works part time as an Area SENCO supporting Special Needs Co-ordinators and managers in a range of early year's settings. She is also one half of 'earlymatters' training and consultancy, is co-author of the Hands on Guides series of books and writes for various early years' publications.