At Nursery we try to ignore any bad behaviour and praise positive behaviour.
Below are some ways in which staff deal with inappropriate behaviour in nursery, try them at home:

  • Ignore little things that don’t really matter and give lots of praise for good things.
  • Praise specific things e.g. “Thank you for picking all those bricks up” rather than “Thank you for tidying up”.
  • Use time out – stairs, egg timer etc, giving reasons why they are there and what they can do next time.
  • Focus on positive things.
  • Use family reward charts where everyone is involved. Offer small treats as rewards e.g. trip to the park.