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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 January 2022 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. More information on joining these sessions coming soon.

Session 1: Foundation skills

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

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