Thank you for volunteering to support families by becoming a LEAP Digital Champion.
To become a Digital Champion you first need to be a Parent Champion.
LEAP Digital Champions help parents/carers to:
Digital Champions also:
No, you don’t have to be a computer whizz.
Our Digital Champions have mixed levels of knowledge and confidence.
We'll make sure that you get the support and training you need to be an effective Digital Champion.
We all learn differently:
Most of us have a preferred learning style. Recognising a person's preferred style will help you to support them better.
Digital Support Plans help to:
Complete them together with the parent at the start and end of every session.
Keeping yourself safe:
Keeping others safe:
We have registered you with the Digital Champions Network.
It's an online training and support platform for new and experienced Digital Champions across the UK.
Free online training courses:
There are a range of training courses to help you develop your own digital skills, and the skills you need to teach others. Study at your own pace, stopping and starting at any time.
When you complete a course, you’ll receive a certificate and a Mozilla Open Badge. You can also download your own Record of Achievement.
Logging into the Digital Champions Network:
We'll give you a voucher code. Use the code to register at www.digitalchampionsnetwork.com.
You'll receive your login details in an email.
Contact Kim at email@example.com if you have any difficulty signing in.
Keeping track of your volunteering activity:
At the end of each session, please log in and record the number of people you helped. You can find this in the ‘Activity Records’. It only takes a couple of minutes.
Doing this helps us to understand the great work that you’ve been doing. We’ll also award you Open Badges for every 25 parents that you help.
Check that you are fully prepared:
You may encounter parents with support needs that you’re unable to solve.
Some of the issues parents might be facing include:
LEAP and the Children Centres can provide support to help resolve these issues.
If a parent would like additional support, or if you have concerns, please encourage them to speak to the Children Centre’s Stay & Play team.
Please also inform the LEAP Parent Champion team.
Contact Kim Stanway: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07508 741217.