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Over a series of two workshops, educators will be provided with strategies to refocus their approach to behaviour, and proactively develop children's wellbeing, supporting their problem solving and self-regulation. The EYLF PRINCIPLES are discussed, being: Secure, Respectful and Reciprocal Relationships; Partnerships; High Expectations and Equity; Respect for Diversity; and, Ongoing Learning and Reflective Practice.


Session 1: Refocus approach, understand patterns of behaviour and guide children to self-regulate their behaviour

Topics include:

Improving our approach to guide children to self-regulate their behaviour

  • Developing each child's wellbeing and resilience
  • Using positive language: learning to rephrase instructions and use win-win choices.
  • Identifying the wanted behaviour we are working towards
  • Engaging collaborative decision making of rules/expectations and strategies to gain children's understanding and acceptance of rules/expectations
  • Commitment to consistency within the team of educators
  • Boundary testing and strategies to use
  • Modelling respectful and cooperative behaviour through equitable and respectful relationships with each child, where educators understand each child.

Understand the child and their behaviour

  • Understanding from the child's perspective. What does the child want/need/expect to happen?
  • Observe and analyse behaviour to identify triggers and patterns.


    Use reflective practice to analyse the child's needs and the reinforcement that is maintaining the behaviour.
  • Fix basic needs first: Provide comfort, security and a sense of belonging.

    Proactive approaches: positive reinforcement, redirecting to tasks of interest, providing choices and logical consequences.

Session 2: Review influences on behaviour - plan goals and strategies, and monitor progress

Topics include:

Develop, implement and evaluate a plan to establish cooperative behaviour

  • Review program routines for possible influence on behaviour
  • Plan the program and environment to meet the child's temperament
  • Interpret the child's patterns of behaviour with other involved educators and relevant others (from worksheets completed from and following session 1).
  • Work in partnership with parents, and develop a plan collaboratively, in accordance with philosophy and policies of the service.
  • Clearly identify strategies to achieve acceptable alternative behaviours in the plan.
  • Use ongoing evaluation and revise the plan as required.

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