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Webinar catch up. Early Learning & Childcare Practitioner webinar with NCSC: Cyber Security for Childcare providers: why it matters and top tips.

Webinar recording from Friday 26th  February 1300-1330. Early Learning & Childcare Practitioner webinar with NCSC: Cyber Security for Childcare providers: why it matters and top tips.

All childcare providers want to create a safe and secure environment for the children in your care. As we become ever more reliant on digital technology it is increasingly important that you protect data (on children, staff and families), finances and also the integrity of any digital systems you use, including email, communication channels and databases.

There are a handful of steps you can take to minimise the potentially costly and disruptive effect of a cyber incident, and better safeguard the children in your care, as well as your business’s finances and reputation. This short seminar is for anyone working in childcare in Scotland. It is run by the National Cyber Security Centre (, and supported by the Scottish Government, Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate, as part of CyberScotland Week. It will provide you with advice and steps you can take to minimise the likelihood and impact of a cyber attack on your setting, and information about where to get help and advice if you need it.

Please click here to download e-pamphlet PDF Early Years practitioners: using cyber security to protect your settings. 


For up to the minute cyber services information across Scotland please visit Cyber Scotland

Advice & Guidance – Cyber Scotland

16 March 2021 – Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science: programmable devices and online resources.

This webinar will be delivered twice with AM and PM options.

This is the third webinar of the early level computing science sessions. This webinar will focus on how we can provide experiences that allow children to tinker, create, debug, collaborate and persevere with porgrammable devices and online coding resources, at the early level through play and where we can access a wealth of free learning and teaching resources to embed computing science at early level through play.

This session is for practitioners working with learners in ELC or Primary School AND all other practitioners who work with learners at any level, with an interest in creatively embedding computing science.

Please note the date for these sessions has changed from Thursday 18th February to Tuesday 16th March. 

Morning webinar 10am via Google Meet

Gmail login required.



Afternoon webinar 4pm via Microsoft Teams 

Glow login IS NOT required.



If you would like to catch up on the first two webinars of this series please click on the webinar recordings below.

Webinar 1: an introduction to early level computing science

Webinar 2: unplugged and outdoors

you learning designing a robot with pen and paper

Robotics- Learning New Digital Skills In Context

This year we received an Education Scotland CLPL grant to train staff in digital skills; for part of the project we have been learning computer science and technology to do with robotics.  A grant from the DigitalXtra fund has also  allowed us to purchase robotics equipment from early years up for the cluster, and has …

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