Managing Behaviour

Learners will explore definitions of good behaviour and gain an understanding of how broad a spectrum this definition might be and how it is dependent upon the age of the child, cultural situation and tolerance levels of staff. They will look at reasons for poor behaviour and explore strategies for improving behaviour. They will evaluate the benefits of working with outside agencies and identify which agencies may be most appropriate. This course is appropriate for childcare practitioners working in a range of settings. A work placement is not essential for completion of this course.

Learning outcomes: 

  • Learners will learn that all settings are required to have a positive behaviour policy
  • Learners will learn to acknowledge the important role that parents play in helping children to behave appropriately and to be emotionally stable
  • Learners will learn that helping children to interact appropriately with other is a vital role for practitioners¬†
  • Learners will learn to help children to develop their understanding of meeting other's need by encouraging them to do things for others

Advantages of this course:

This course identifies that most children, on most occasions, want to behave in a way that is reasonable and acceptable. However, there are always occasions when children may lack the emotional, social or behaviour skills to cope with conflict and challenging situations. Occasionally, if a child has not had the opportunity to form an attachment to a parent or has experienced harsh or neglectful parenting, the child might display anti-social behaviour. Behaviour can also be affected by diet, tiredness and illness. The learning in this course emphasises that positive behaviour should be encouraged, and defines inappropriate behaviour as that which affects others in a negative way. However, expectations of behaviour should be realistic. Age and stage of development should be taken into account, as should social and cultural background; different cultures can have different behavioural expectations. The course looks at dealing with challenging behaviour and recommends that positive attention should be the reward for positive behaviour.
Additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning. There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge.


Our CPD short courses are written by occupationally competent professionals and each lesson combines filmed tutorials, reading activities, quizzes and good practice examples for an engaging learning experience.


Many of our courses are endorsed learning programmes (ELPs) by awarding body, CACHE


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