Children's health and safety: Supervision

Children's health and safety: Supervision

International Child Care College
Updated Aug 01, 2019

Course Overview

Supervision is one of the most important aspects of an educator's role. This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the principles of supervision, and why they must always follow the educator:child ratios set out in the workplace policies and procedures.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for new and trainee educators, as well as students who would like to become early childhood educators and want a better understanding of what the role entails.

The course is also suitable for educators seeking professional development, or for early childhood services wanting to provide holistic professional development for staff members.

Learning Objectives

  • Why children need to be supervised
  • Educator:children ratios set out in the Regulations, policies and procedures
  • Why ratios are not always a guarantee of effective supervision
  • The four key principles of supervision
  • Why supervision is about more than just watching children

Business Outcomes

Many students want to work as Educators because they love interacting with young children. Many of them don't have an understanding of the broad tasks they will be expected to perform as an Educator, including setting up and cleaning the environment each day. By gaining a more holistic view of an Educator's role, students will be better prepared for the realities of the workplace. The course will also allow services to provide consistent professional development that all staff members can complete individually and at their own pace.