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Guidance: Early years census 2021: technical specification

Department For Education

July 13
16:46 2020

Early years census 2021: business and technical specification

Early years census 2021: validation rules

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Early years census 2021: validation rules

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This is technical information about submitting data for the early years census 2021.

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 13 July 2020

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