Data collection for early years and childcare

Census and foundation stage profile return: how to submit data, technical specification, COLLECT guides.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Early years census 2019: guide
  2. Early years census: guide to submitting data
  3. Early years foundation stage profile return: how to submit data
  4. Regulation of services on Childcare Register: framework
  5. Early years census 2018: guide
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News and communications

  1. Information sharing in the foundation years: ministerial letter
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Research and statistics

  1. Education provision: children under 5 years of age, January 2018
  2. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 March 2018
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare
  2. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 December 2016
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