The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Supervision in the Early Years

EYFS & Childcare

Good supervision can give staff an opportunity to reflect on their practice, explore any worries or concerns about the welfare of children in the setting and contribute towards developing confident and competent staff groups. All of these are known to be important in establishing safe organisations where children are safeguarded from harm.

Supervision is a legal requirement – in the revised EYFS Statutory Framework (March 2017) supervision of staff becomes a 'must' rather than the 'should' as it was previously in EYFS (2012).