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Supervision and Appraisal in Early Years Settings

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Overview - Supervision and Appraisal in Early Years Settings

Promotion at work is an exciting time but a new post with supervisory duties can often feel daunting, with fear of the unknown and worries about the additional responsibilities the role may bring.

As a result, this module provides advice and guidance that will help you make a smooth and fulfilling transition to a supervisory role and help to ensure that you enjoy a positive professional working relationship with you work colleagues. The module aims to provide learners with an introduction to the main issues relating to supervisory roles in childcare settings. It addresses some of the fundamental skills that are needed in order to be an effective supervisor, including, engaging and motivating staff, developing staff and releasing their potential through the supervisory process.

On completion of this course learners should be able to:

  • explain why induction and appraisal are important parts of the supervisory process
  • outline key elements of the induction and appraisal processes
  • provide examples of the types of difficult issues that may arise for people working with young children, and offer ways in which they may be dealt with during appraisals
  • list how to deliver and receive positive feedback

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Background
  • Induction
  • Appraisal


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

This module is aimed primarily at those working in an early years setting who have been newly appointed in supervisory roles. However the information is also applicable to anyone working in a supervisory role within a childcare setting.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


The training was very clear and informative, easy to read and hear, good visual images and information was easy to take in. Ideal learning situation.
HM 06/08/2013

You can take your time reading it to digest it properly, and go back to previous pages if you want to.
GM 10/10/2013

The program was easy to use and gave me good visual information.
JD 15/10/2013

It helped to me to reflect on my practice as an individual and as an organisation and has given me a better understanding of the induction and appraisal process.
LD 04/11/2013

I liked the way that I could save the modules and return back to where I left them when it was a more convenient time.
LN 08/01/2014

Liked it all very much, read a couple of questions wrong though so should have taken a little more time.
HG 18/03/2014

I find it helpful doing courses on line as I don't always have the time to go on day training.
CG 04/04/2014


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On average this course contributes

1 - 2 hours towards your CPD

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