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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.

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.


I liked the fact there were random questions throughout the first sections as it kept me focused on remembering the content. I liked the fact the questions were multiple choice... they are achievable questions to answer correctly but still make you think about the points highlighted in the course.
DS 23/11/2014

Very user friendly and using different images / approaches
KK 01/04/2015

I enjoyed being able to do this in the comfort of my own home and at my own pace.
EB 29/04/2015

Very straight forward, easy to follow with understandable, clear Audio and attractive clear graphics.
RM 18/05/2015

Simple to use, liked the voice it helped me concentrate better than reading. Lots of time so could write lots of notes. Easy to follow.
JJ 30/07/2015


£30.00 + VAT (£36.00 inc. VAT)

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On average this course contributes
1 - 2 hours towards your CPD
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