Understanding and Addressing Behaviour in the Early Years

Endorsed by CACHE

This course explores behaviour issues in young children and provides guidance on how best to address common concerns and when to refer on more serious issues.

Course description

This course begins by defining behaviour and goes on to look at influences on children’s behaviour. Advice is given on addressing common behaviour issues, as well as more persistent and challenging behaviours.

Module 1 - Children's Behaviour

  • Definiing behaviour
  • Influences on children's behaviour
    • Level of development
    • Early experiences and relationships including secure attachments and emotional intelligence
    • Parenting and different parenting styles
    • Children with SEND
    • Safeguarding issues
    • Other issues including environmental, biological and transitions
  • Addressing common behaviour issues using different approaches such as high scope, facilitated support, changing behaviours and using rewards and sanctions
  • Identifying triggers for behaviour and the 'ABC Check'

Module 2 - Addressing Persistent and Challenging Behaviours

  • Early intervention
  • Persistent and challenging behaviours
    • Biting
    • Sexualised behaviours
    • Swearing
    • Bullying
    • Children with SEND
    • Other issues
  • Physical intervention
  • Reasonable force
  • Risks of physical intervention
  • Intervention procedures including what to record

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You can buy this course from EduCare's online shop for £24.49 + VAT. You will need to register or log in to complete the purchase. You can purchase courses for up to ten people and allocate access to other learners. Discounts are available for purchasing for more than ten people, please email us for a quote.

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This course is included in the Early Years Alliance membership training package which is FREE to access for all members. 

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Key features and benefits

Price £24.49

Max. Duration 2 hours

Target Audience Early Years, Parents

  • One module with a multiple-choice questionnaire.
  • Two CPD credits*.
  • Optional narration of the course module and questionnaire for accessibility
  •  70% pass mark
  • Printable module for future reference.
  • Course id: 178

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"The training you provide is fantastic, we use the training for staff meeting and for updating our committee. Absolutely brilliant, we use the training all the time. We
wouldn’t be without it."

Rebecca Cox

Manager, Cholsey Pre-School