Bullying Policy

Within the Behaviour Policy, we expect everyone will regard each other with respect, whether the individuals are staff, parents or children.

Where a child or children are the instigators of bullying, the nursery will makeuse of the behavioural statements approach. This depends on the age and level of emotional understanding of the children involved. Children respond more to factual information rather than an adult assuming they understand how someone else feels.

Making a statement such as; ‘You hit Joshua.’ ‘He is hurt.’ ‘He is crying because he is hurt.’ will have more impact because it is a matter of fact, rather than asking the child how they would feel if it happened to them. Children need to understand that any behaviour has a consequence.

If they wish to be liked, or be praised, children should learn to exhibit positive behaviour.