Inappropriate School Age Behaviour and Guidance Policy and Procedure
At One World for Children staff use age appropriate strategies to guide children to recognise, manage and reflect on their behaviours whilst expressing their emotions in a positive, non-threatening and productive way. Staff and children establish and write down the agreed behaviours at the start of each school holiday period. Both children and staff will have the opportunity to participate in a safe and fun program. The 4 warning system will be implemented in the case of any inappropriate behaviour.
Relevant legislation and Standards
Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010: Sections 166, 167
Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011: Regulations 73, 74, 155, 156, 157, 168(2)(j)
National Quality Standard, Quality Area 5: Relationships with Children
This procedure will be followed should your child behave in 1 or more of the following:
- causes harm or risk to themselves, other children, adults or living things
- is destructive to the environment and/or equipment
- repetitively or deliberately does not follow instructions
- swearing and/or foul language
- try’s to or does abscond
Child is given a verbal warning and if behavior does not improve the child is informed they will not be able to attend the excursion or special activity on that day or the next day. Whichever is first. Parents are notified of this outcome, behaviours are discussed and a copy of the behavior plan is given.
The child continues to act out in one or more of the above behaviours. The child is informed that he/she can not attend any excursions that occur outside the service. All excursions will be cancelled for your child. Parents are notified of this outcome, behaviors are discussed and a copy of the ongoing behavior plan is given.
The child continues to act out in one or more of the above behaviours. The child is requested to write a letter (the teacher can scribe if needed), stating why he/she should be allowed to continue his/her time in the holiday program and what is acceptable behavior while attending the holiday program. Parents are informed that should the behaviour continue they will not be allowed to attend for the rest of the holiday program. Parents are informed of the childs behaviours, shown the letter and given a copy of the ongoing behavior plan.
The child continues to act out in one or more of the above behaviours and does not follow what they stated in their letter. The child is informed that he/she can no longer attend the school holiday program for the current holiday period. Parents are informed of the child’s behaviours and notified of this outcome. We will implement our behavior and guidance policy and procedure in the first instance Please note that this process is only implemented after all other positive behaviour strategies have been exhausted.
Belonging, Being & Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia:
Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Code of Ethics (2006):
Guide to the National Quality Standard,ACECQA: www.acecqa.gov.au
Rothwell, Philip (2008), ‘Guiding Children’s Behaviour’, from Putting Children First, Newsletter of the National
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework:
Victorian kindergarten policy, procedures and funding criteria, DEECD: