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Essential Digital Skills for Childcare providers

Are you worried about your own digital skills and confidence using technology? Do you feel like you need extra support and guidance for supporting other people online? The way that we work, keep in touch and live our day to day lives has changed in recent months.

We’ve worked with Childcare, Play & Early Years Division in Welsh Government to put together a suite of pre-recorded guidance and live training. We will give you simple tips and ideas for using the internet and online tools to help support the day to day life of your childcare business.

We’re pleased to offer you these resources which are quick topic specific video guides to help boost your confidence, from creating a government gateway account, to savings and uploading documents!

Please register below to access the recordings:

The current resources that are available include:

  • Setting up an e-mail address
  • Online safety
  • Using basic Excel
  • How you create a gov gateway user account- HMRC TAX returns/ CCO
  • How return and log back into a website
  • Using Google
  • Document uploads

In October 2021 Digital Communities Wales (DCW) will be hosting live training, which will include the above topics. These sessions are an opportunity for you to follow our session live and to ask questions. To join a session click the link below to register:

English training dates

Session 1: Foundation skills

18th Oct 12-1

Register here for Session 1: Foundation skills on the 18th Oct

19th Oct 5:30-6:30

Register here for Session 1: Foundation skills on the 19th Oct

This session will cover:

  • Setting up an e-mail address
  • Online safety- not sharing passwords- what padlock means – already have this.
  • How return and log back into a site/document
  • Using Google
  • How print out/save and return.

Session 2: intermediate skills

20th October 11-12

Register here for Session 2: intermediate skills on 20th Oct

21st Oct 5:30-6:30

Register here for Session 2: intermediate skills on the 21st Oct

This session will cover:

  • Promoting their service online, through social media and website – social
  • media and community engagement?
  • Using basic Excel
  • How you create a gov gateway user account- HMRC TAX returns/ CCO
  • Document upload- e.g., taking pictures, files, how to find and upload.
  • Different sizes of uploads.

Welsh Training dates:

Session 1: Foundation skills

18th Oct 5:30-6:30

Register here for Session 1: Foundation skills on 18th Oct

19th October 12-1

Register here for Session 1: Foundation skills on 19th Oct

This session will cover:

  • Setting up an e-mail address
  • Online safety- not sharing passwords- what padlock means – already have this.
  • How return and log back into a site/document
  • Using Google
  • How print out/save and return.

Session 2: intermediate skills

20th October 2-3

Register for Session 2: intermediate skills on 20th October

21st Oct 5:30-6:30

Register for Session 2: intermediate skills on 21st October

This session will cover:

  • Promoting their service online, through social media and website – social media and community engagement?
  • Using basic Excel
  • How you create a gov gateway user account- HMRC TAX returns/ CCO
  • Document upload- e.g., taking pictures, files, how to find and upload.
  • Different sizes of uploads.

If you require any further information please contact dcwtraining@wales.coop