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Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years

Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years
A Practical Guide

Second Edition
  • Collette Drifte - Freelance Writer and Educational Consultant, Northumberland

112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Praise for the First Edition:

'Those who found this author's previous books on SEN in early years useful might be keen to add her latest publication to their shelves. The structure of the book is clear and usefully outlined, with menus and summaries for each chapter.'

Nursery World

This exciting new edition of a much-loved book offers the reader the following new elements:

- a CD-Rom with lots of downloadable and printable resources, including self-audits for settings, letters to parents, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Play Plans, quizzes and crosswords

- Coverage of new legislation and initiatives, such as the Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters

- new case studies

- guidance on how to plan, write and review Play Plans, with examples.

Covering the 3 to 8 age range, this book is full of practical strategies, good advice and clear and helpful suggestions. It will help you encourage good behaviour from every child in your setting, and is particularly strong on suggesting ways to support children with special educational needs.

Collette Drifte is a Freelance Writer and Educational Consultant, based in Northumberland, having worked previously as a teacher and Deputy Head for many years.

How to make sure your setting is fully inclusive
How to write a Positive Behaviour Policy for your setting
How to write Individual Education Plans and Play Plans to encourage positive behaviour
How to reduce inappropriate behaviours while encouraging positive ones
Further Reading

'The book successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice, presenting essential background information and knowledge in an easy to understand way' - Early Years Update

'The whole book would be useful as a refresher course to enable practitioners who do not come across significant behaviour problems on a regular basis in the course of their work. It is a well resourced book that will also assist newly qualified practitioners/Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators to undertake and understand the importance of IEP/Behaviour plans and issues' - Early Years Online

This book will benefit my learners because they have a whole unit to cover on encouraging positive behaviour and this book provides lots of useful and relevant information in an easy to read format.

Miss Zoe Lynch
October 1, 2019

Easy to read, well presented.

I would recommend this book as it gives essential back ground information, which is clear and easy to understand.

There are links with theory and practice which makes it useful to support Early Years practitioners with examples of case studies.

Miss Mehjabeen Shaukat
Teacher Education, Tameside College
May 2, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF

Collette Drifte

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