Staff Supervision in Early Years and Childcare

Staff Supervision Guidance

This guidance provides information, advice and examples to support early years and childcare leaders and managers to carry out workplace supervision.

The 2014 Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requires that early years practitioners are engaged on a cycle of supervision and appraisal: 

“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 (2014), paragraph 3.2.


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