At Sunshine Wood we aim to encourage the children to value and respect the resources which we have and the setting we offer. Staff will encourage the children to use all resources correctly and when not being used to the correct use will be explained to that this may not be the best way to use Sunshine Wood’s toys.
Staff set a vital example in their relationships and manner for children and adults to imitate. They should show kindness, humour, patience, fairness and consistency and respect for each child.
Staff aim to be positive and recognise that praise and reward are much more effective in managing behaviour. They can increase the family’s sense of responsibility and consideration by positive remarks about everyday acts of consideration. They regularly encourage everyone to talk, listen, share and take turns, and regularly discuss different ways of enhancing self-esteem. Our regular parental contact ensures parents are aware of the standards we are trying to set. Fairness and consistency are vital.
All parents, carers, staff and volunteers in Sunshine Wood should:
At Sunshine Wood we understand that all children will go through
biting stages however, parents do find it embarrassing and upsetting.
If your child is bitten while using Sunshine wood setting, they will be checked over by one of our first aiders on site.
They will be checking to make sure the bite has not broken the skin. If no skin is broken this will be a matter dealt with between the parents using the centre.
If the skin is broken the first aider should give professional advice to seek medical attention due to spread of infections.
If a child is bitten within the setting the manger should be notified straight away and the accident book will be filled in by a member of staff.