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Guidance: Early years census 2020: technical specification

Department For Education

February 13
16:18 2020

Early years census 2020: validation rules

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Early years census 2020: validation rules

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This is technical information about submitting data for the early years census 2020.

It is for:

  • suppliers of software for local authority management information systems (MIS)
  • users of local authority MIS software

It explains:

  • changes to the previous years census collection
  • what data local authorities should supply at establishment level and child level
  • how to structure the data in XML or CSV format
  • how to check the data against the validation rules

The validation rules are available in Excel and OpenDocument formats.

Read more about submitting data for the early years census.

Published 18 June 2019
Last updated 13 February 2020 +show all updates
  1. Updated validation rules. The version history describes the changes.

  2. First published.

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