This session will empower practitioners to use positive behaviour strategies when managing children’s behaviour. It will consider why we need to support children in resolving conflicts, think about the characteristics of and sources of conflict for young children and introduce the problem solving approach to conflict resolution. We will also investigate ways of promoting positive behaviour through policy and practice, linking with the Prime Area of PSED in the EYFS.
Tamsin Grimmer is an experienced early years consultant and trainer who is passionate about young children’s learning and development. She believes that all children deserve practitioners who are inspiring, dynamic, reflective and committed to improving on their current best. Tamsin particularly enjoys planning and delivering training and supporting early years practitioners and teachers to improve outcomes for young children. Tamsin is fascinated by very young children’s thinking. She has a keen interest in early brain development, the different ways that children learn and how practitioners can support them. She is excited to see new and novel ways of recording and documenting children’s learning, and has been inspired by the practice she has seen in Reggio Emilia. Tamsin is also particularly interested in play, active learning and early language development, including use of signs and gestures to support communication. Tamsin has been an early years consultant for two local authorities and has worked as a teacher and early years professional. More recently she has put theory into practice with her own children, and has demonstrated that she was an Outstanding practitioner while childminding. She is keen to support childminders and home-based carers in their difficult task to support children’s learning and development and has written several courses specifically aimed at childminders and childminding assistants.