I have a few house rules which children will be taught whilst in my home. These are the same rules that I teach my own son. These help children understand what is expected of them and to ensure that everyone is treated fairly.
Food is to be eaten at the table
Children will all sit down together when eating and drinking and wait for others to finish before leaving the table.
Its good manners to hear please and thank you. I also encourage people to listen to what someone has to say without interrupting them. Swearing is not allowed.
Wash your hands
I ensure that little hands are cleaned before food is eaten and prepared, after going to the toilet, messy time, being in the park or touching animals. All children to remove shoes and wash hands on arrival.
Use furniture properly
Chair’s and sofa’s are for sitting. Bed’s are for sleeping. Trampolines are for jumping.
I encourage my son to share his toys and expect others to share in the same way. If you want to play with a toy that someone else has, ask first for it, don’t snatch it. This helps to keep toys in good condition and children happy.
Treat others, as you wish others to treat you.
Physical and verbal abuse is not tolerated
No hitting, kicking, pulling hair, biting, shouting or threatening behaviour. I will work with parents if I feel their child is a bully or the victim of bullying.
I will not use any form of physical punishment. Every child in my care will be treated the same, every child will be valued and treated with the respect they are deserve.
Children’s Version of the House Rules
We always remember
- To take our shoes off and wash our hands
- To consider other people’s feelings
- To respect people for who they are
- That name calling is very hurtful
- To say “Sorry” if we hurt someone’s feelings
- To sit down with drinks and snacks
- To tidy up before we get something else out
- To be polite and remember our manners
- To tell Erika if we are not happy
- That no one hits or bites
- To always tell the truth
- No going into the kitchen unless with Erika