Behaviour in the Early Years

Behaviour in the Early Years

Behaviour in the Early Years

Behaviour in the Early Years


Behaviour in the Early Years provides hands-on, tried and tested strategies to help you respond instantly and effectively to behaviour problems.

This accessible and practical book helps readers to understand why children behave as they do and encourages them to think about how they handle difficult situations. This second edition has been updated and revised to include additional guidance on managing the outdoor environment, communicating with parents, the transition from home to nursery and safeguarding children.

Features include:

  • helpful explanations of responsibilities in relation to the Code of Practice and SENDA
  • photocopiable record sheets
  • social and emotional development checklists
  • a wide range of case studies to illustrate how strategies work in practice.

With ideas and strategies that can easily be absorbed into the daily routine, this book is essential reading for practitioners in all early years settings looking for effective ways to deal with challenging behaviour.


Step 1: Be consistent

Step 2: Use praise and rewards

Step 3: Provide good models

Step 4: Guide the child

Step 5: Ignore bad behaviour

Step 6: Remove from the scene

Step 7: Apply sanctions

Some additional ideas

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.