Induction provide all the knowledge and information about the setting like policy and procedures, fire exit , introducing to staffs, where is the toy kept etc, without them i wouldn’t know how i should be working. Appraisal and development plan helps me to keep my skills and knowledge up to date by highlighting areas where i need to develop and planning how i will do this. Appraisal is an excellent opportunity for me to look at my performance.Regular supervision and observation helps to monitor myself how i am developing and achieving my target, where/how i need to improve my practice, what is going well or not, also helps to identify which training i need to attend to achieve my targets which has been set by my manager.
For example: recently my manager done a observation on my practice where she found out that i need to improve in my ECAT when talking with children. So she explained me that and gave me an handout to read, that means i gained knowledge and skill from that observation/monitoring. In my experience appraisal and supervision have had a positive effect on both my development as well as my relationship with my managers.
It helps to put things in perspective and set clear achievable objectives that will have positive outcome for all.