Staff Supervision Guidance
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2017 requires that early years practitioners are engaged in a cycle of supervision.
“Providers must put appropriate arrangements in place for the supervision of staff who have contact with children and families.
Effective supervision provides support, coaching and training for the practitioner and promotes the interests of children.
Supervision should foster a culture of mutual support, teamwork and continuous improvement which encourages the confidential discussion of sensitive issues.”
- Statutory Framework for the EYFS (2017), paragraph 3.2.
The Early Years Service and its partners have published guidance ‘Staff supervision in early years and childcare’ to support early years and childcare settings to establish appropriate arrangements for the supervision of staff. This booklet includes the following model documents and templates that settings can adapt for their own use.
This guidance provides information, advice and examples to support early years and childcare leaders and managers to carry out workplace supervision.