Collection

Early years census: closed collections

Documents for software suppliers and anyone else interested in past early years census data collections.

If you are looking for documents for the current early years census collection, visit our guide to submitting data for the early years census.

The documents on this page relate to recently closed early years census collections, including:

  • the scope of the return
  • technical specifications
  • what data local authorities needed to submit

You can find documents from earlier early years census collections on the National Archives website. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.

2017 census information

  1. Early years census 2017: guide

    • Guidance
  2. Early years census 2017: technical specification

    • Guidance

2016 census information

  1. Early years census 2016: guide

    • Guidance
  2. Early years census 2016: technical specification

    • Guidance

2015 census information

  1. Early years census 2015: guide

    • Guidance
  2. Early years census 2015: technical specification

    • Guidance

2014 census information

  1. Early years census 2014: guide

    • Guidance
  2. Early years census 2014: technical specification

    • Guidance