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Guidance and Discipline

Respect for self, respect for others

We believe in using positive discipline to guide, encourage, and support children. Positive discipline helps children learn how to interact with others and develop self control. It begins with adult behavior: good limit-setting and clear communication of these limits. This includes teaching more appropriate behavior, giving cues for new behavior, giving choices, and supporting children in their new behavior.

Staff will manage typical discipline encounters with helpful, positive solutions such as redirection, distraction, active listening, conflict resolution, and recognizing and helping the child to deal with strong emotions.

We strive to recognise signs of anxiety and stress and to help children learn calming techniques. Our staff are trained to create a positive, secure, and consistent environment for children to learn necessary social and life skills. Positive discipline is designed to teach children to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful.

Educators follow a Behaviour Guidance Management Policy which extends across the whole Service giving consistency of expectation in all rooms. This policy allows children to develop self-discipline, a respect for others and for property and respect for self.

 
Our policy aims are:

■ To give all children the opportunity to expand their experiences of life in a productive, safe environment that allows individuals the right to safety, tolerance, self-expression, cultural identity, dignity and the worth of the individual, along with honesty in dealing with peers and caregivers.

■ To be taught to respect the rights and needs of others by foreseeing the outcome of their behaviour and the consequences of their behaviour.

■ To encourage the individual social development of each child.


If you require further information on this policy please ask Educators and refer to the policy book.

 
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What's on
  Tuesday 29 October, 2019
Diwali Dancing

The Education Department (an incursion) will be visiting our Centre and teaching Diwali Dancing to our 3-5 year old class. We hosted this event last year and the children enjoyed it so much we've booked for this year.   ►   details...

 

  ongoing
A friendship is formed....Visiting our Grandfriends in the care homes

As a part of our weekly programme, we just love visiting the residents in the care homes, affectionately known as the 'Grandfriends'. It is so heart warming to see friendships form between the residents and the children at Little Diggers.   ►   details...

 

  Friday 20th December 2019
Christmas Holiday Period

Little Diggers Preschool will be closed for 2 weeks only at Christmas Time. we will re open on Monday 6th Jan 2020   ►   details...

 

What other's say

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say we miss our Little Diggers family a lot! We hope you’re all well, we continue to keep track of all the wonderful activities via social media.

I wanted to give you a little update on Miss Bronte...

As you would well know, Bronte at times can be quite shy and reserved and at drop off time could be a little sad, but she was well prepared for her transition to school thanks to all of your efforts (& probably her big sister Char too).

We had a bit of a rocky start to school with tears and not being able to find friends/making new friends was a bit tricky and the school playground was just so BIG!!!

But can I tell you, we are now at the end of term 3 and wow has she come a long way.

Bronte last week did a speech (with palm cards) to all of her classmates and was shortlisted to the finals this week (this is the same little girl who a year ago hid behind me at the Little Diggers gate). And two week ago she was voted by her peers as SRC representative for her class.

She is also excelling in her reading, writing and maths.

She has a truly wonderful teacher, but I can’t help but share this news with you all as you laid the solid foundation for her to grow and I wanted you to hear and see the fruits of your loving labour.

So thank you all,

Kylie
Kylie C