52 Improvements, 52 Weeks – Restorative Approaches

For the next instalment of our 52 improvements, 52 weeks scheme, we would like to introduce restorative approaches to management styles across the company.


Restorative approaches refer to a range of methods and strategies which can be used both to prevent relationship-damaging incidents from happening and to resolve them if they do happen.  Being a restorative environment offers many benefits including increasing achievement and well being, reducing disciplinaries and dismissals.  This approach helps build trust, resolve conflict and prevent harm.


A number of colleagues were introduced to the restorative practice at a conference earlier this year.  Following the huge amount of interest we received in learning more and implementing the practice, we invested in a full-day course on Friday 5th July, in which all senior colleagues were invited to.


Our vision is that colleagues will start to practice restorative approaches, and as a result, our nurseries and offices will be happier places to work.  We know that if colleagues are happy, we are more likely to have happy children and happy parents, in line with the vision of the company.


Summary of Restorative Approaches:

Affective Statements

I feel (the emotion) when (the occurrence) because (the reason)

Affective questions:

What happened?

What were you thinking of at the time?

Who has been affected by what you have done?

How have they been affected?

What do you think you need to do to make things right?

What action were you hoping for then?

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