Guidance: Early years census 2021: guide

Department For Education

July 13
16:46 2020

Early years census 2021: guide


These guides are to help local authorities and early years providers, who receive direct government funding, prepare and return the 2021 early years census.

They include:

  • changes from the 2020 census
  • the scope of the 2021 census
  • the statutory basis of the census
  • important dates
  • a glossary of data items
  • detailed codesets
  • funding methodology

The technical specification and validation rules are also available.

Published 13 July 2020

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