Keeping a Record of Supervision
Barnardos. (2020). Support and Supervision in Early Learning and Care. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/385
The most important resource in an early learning and care setting is its educators. When educators are supported in their professional development as part of a trusting relationship with a supervisor, they will be able to perform their role well. Supervision and support in early learning and care offers educators a space to reflect on their practice, assess their own strengths, and review where they might need coaching and support from a supervisor to plan for future practice. This is fundamental to children receiving quality early learning and care. Regular supervision also provides a protective factor in ensuring that group settings are a safe place for children to spend time. The link between supervision and safeguarding practice is an important one that managers and providers need to ensure educators understand (Sturt & Wonnacott, 2016).