Promoting Positive Behaviour Management Strategies in Early Childhood Settings

Effective behaviour management is essential in early childhood settings to create a safe and nurturing environment where children can learn and thrive. Positive behaviour management strategies focus on teaching children appropriate behaviours rather than simply punishing them for misbehaviour. In this blog post, Whiz Kidz Wollert explores the importance of positive behaviour management and share some effective strategies our caregivers use for promoting positive behaviour at Whiz Kidz Early Learning Centre.

The Importance of Positive Behaviour Management

Positive behaviour management is based on the belief that children learn best when they feel safe, respected, and valued. By using positive strategies to manage behaviour, childcare providers can help children develop self-control, social skills, and emotional regulation. Positive behaviour management also fosters a sense of belonging and promotes positive relationships between children and caregivers.

Effective Strategies for Promoting Positive Behaviour

  1. Establish Clear Expectations: Clearly communicate behavioural expectations to children and ensure they understand what is expected of them. Use simple language and visual cues to reinforce expectations.
  2. Model Positive Behaviour: Children learn by example, so it’s important for childcare providers to model positive behaviour and demonstrate respectful communication and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use Positive Reinforcement: Praise and reward children for demonstrating desired behaviours. Positive reinforcement can include verbal praise, stickers, or privileges such as extra playtime.
  4. Redirect Negative Behaviour: When a child exhibits negative behaviour, calmly redirect their attention to a more appropriate activity or behaviour. Avoid using negative language or punishment.
  5. Encourage Positive Peer Relationships: Create opportunities for children to interact positively with their peers, such as through group activities or cooperative games. Encourage empathy and kindness towards others.
  6. Provide Consistent Consequences: Consistency is key in behaviour management. Ensure that consequences for misbehaviour are fair, appropriate, and consistently enforced.
  7. Teach Problem-Solving Skills: Help children develop problem-solving skills by encouraging them to identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and evaluate their effectiveness.


Promoting positive behaviour management in early childhood settings is essential for creating a supportive and inclusive environment where children can learn and grow. By using positive strategies to manage behaviour, the providers at Whiz Kidz Wollert help children develop important social and emotional skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. Together, we can create a positive and nurturing environment where every child feels valued and supported.

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