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Supervision for Early Years Workers

A guide for early years professionals about the requirements of supervision

Price: £14.95
Supervision for Early Years Workers: A guide for early years professionals about the requirements of supervision will provide a framework and support for early years settings and their staff to implement the expectation of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014.
Author(s): Penny Sturt and Jane Wonnacott

Supervision for Early Years Workers: A guide for early years professionals about the requirements of supervision is designed to provide a framework and support for early years settings and their staff to implement the expectation of the “Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014” 3.21 “Providers must put appropriate arrangements in place for the supervision of staff who have contact with children and families”.

This guide will:

  • Outline a definition of staff supervision and explore its applicability to Early Years settings
  • Provide a framework and include templates, which may be used for effective use of the model
  • Explore the difference staff supervision makes for outcomes for children and the emotional impact safeguarding children may have on practitioners
  • Explain how supervision links to maintaining safe settings for children.
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    Supervision for Early Years Workers: A guide for early years professionals about the requirements of supervision is aimed at owners and managers of all early years’ settings including day nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups and child minders where they have responsibility for other staff.
    ISBN: 9781910366844
    Publication: 10 May 2016
    Content: This guide will:

    Outline a definition of staff supervision and explore its applicability to Early Years settings

    Provide a framework and include templates, which may be used for effective use of the model

    Explore the difference staff supervision makes for outcomes for children and the emotional impact safeguarding children may have on practitioners

    Explain how supervision links to maintaining safe settings for children.

    Penny Sturt is an independent trainer, consultant and registered social worker.
    Following her advanced social work training which developed her interest in supervision, Penny has been delivering supervision training as an associate with In-Trac, Training and Consultancy.
    Penny has used her knowledge, skills and experience in supervision to work with early years providers in adapting supervision for early years settings.

    Penny has a keen interest in supporting practitioners to deliver high quality, compassionate and stimulating care to young children and sees supervision as an effective method to do this.

    She is also a custodial trustee and a safeguarding adviser to early years providers.

    Jane Wonnacott is director of professional practice at In-Trac Training and Consultancy Ltd. She qualified as a social worker in 1979 and for over 20 years has been working as an independent trainer and consultant. In this role she has worked with numerous statutory and voluntary organisations developing and delivering training as well as working on other projects including practice audits, policy development and serious case reviews.

    Jane has a long-standing interest in supervision and has developed and delivered supervision training courses both in the UK and abroad. She co-wrote, with Tony Morrison, the Children’s Workforce Development Council’s guide and training programme for the supervisors of social workers in the first three years of their professional development. Since Tony’s death in 2010, In-Trac has continued to develop these training materials and from 2009–2013 trained over 9,000 supervisors working within health and social care.

    Jane also wrote the best-selling Developing and Supporting Effective Staff Supervision Reader and Developing and Supporting Effective Staff Supervision Training Pack, which was published in 2014 and aims to actively encourages professional reflection and development.