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Tips and traps of supporting young children with challenging behaviour


What is this label ‘challenging behaviour’? It seems to be insinuating itself into the minds and conversations of many early childhood educators in more recent times. Has behaviour in children become more negative in the past decade? Is it the effects of our changing society? Is it due to inadequate teacher training? Diets? Increased family stress? Stresses caused by staff to child ratios? 

I don’t have the answer, but what I know is that what many educators are labelling as ‘challenging behaviour’ can easily be supported through our teaching strategies, environments and team communications. In this webinar, I will unpack a few teaching strategies and techniques which can support you and the children through some of the more common ‘challenging’ times in your daily routine. This webinar does not necessarily focus on supporting children with diagnosed needs (who hopefully already have a support plan), but rather the undiagnosed children who can still challenge and stretch our abilities daily. Even though these children may not have a diagnosed area of need, there is still plenty we can do every day to support, build and guide these children to a more inclusive, consistent and relaxed learning style.

Completing Tips and traps of supporting young children with challenging behaviour will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.

NESA Elective PD:

  • Enhanced teaching practice to effect positive change and impact on student/child learning progress and achievements
  • Involved opportunities to give and receive feedback and/or undertake self-reflection and reflection on the teaching practices of others
  • Research based and evidence based 

Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Professional knowledge
APST 1: Know children and how they learn
Professional practice
APST 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Professional engagement
APST 6: Engage in professional learning

For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.

This webinar also aligns with:

Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework

EYLF – Principles and Practices
EYLF – Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing


Alignment with the National Quality Standards

QA 1: Educational program and practice
QA 5: Relationships with children