Early years staff love their work, but it can be emotionally demanding & stressful. Our latest early years resource shows that staff wellbeing needs to lie at the heart of nursery settings. The resource identifies four key areas that could make a difference to the wellbeing of nursery and preschool staff:
- Supporting each other
- Supportive management
- The physical environment
- Outside support
The resource was informed from the findings of a survey of 1,458 staff working in nurseries and preschool settings across England and was produced in partnership with a number of local authorities including Bury Council, Norfolk County Council, Salford City Council, Tameside Borough Council, and the London Borough of Hackney, along with the National Day Nurseries Association.
Download Early years staff wellbeing: a resource for managers and teams
You can download individual activities, our Writing a policy pullout and our Putting your ideas into action poster below.
You can also watch our Supporting staff wellbeing in early years settings webinar on YouTube here.