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Early Years

Early Years Service


The NCSC has today posted on their web site an Alert concerning a National rise of Ransomware attacks of UK Schools, Colleges and Universities.

This is accessible via this link or you can read the item as below

Further information:

  • Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents you from accessing your computer (or the data that is stored on it). The computer itself may become locked, or the data on it might be stolen, deleted, or encrypted.

If there are any questions concerning this, please make contact direct with the NCSC via their contact process:

As a reminder, Cyber Attacks are to be reported to Action Fraud and not the local Police Force:

Every setting will have a named contact. The purpose is to maintain the strong relationships our service has developed within the sector. The Key Contact is the named person for your setting, school, nursery, out of school club or childminder and as such, will be the first point of contact for you. They will be able to offer advice and ensure the correct level of support is offered to you from the Early Years service.

If you wish to contact a member of the Early Years Team please telephone 01296 387111 or email


In this section you will find information and guidance regarding the suitability of people managing the day-to-day operation of childcare settings.

You will also find information regarding Allegations against a member of the childcare workforce, and how to raise a concern about childcare practitioners including childminders.

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