Early years census 2014: guide

User guide and collection template to help local authorities and early years providers prepare and return the early years census 2014.



This guide contains information for local authorities and early years providers who receive direct government funding to help them prepare and submit their returns for the 2014 early years census.

It includes details on:

  • changes from the 2013 census
  • scope of the 2014 census
  • statutory basis of the census
  • important dates
  • glossary of data items
  • detailed codesets

Local authorities may use the data collection template to collect the information they need from early years providers in their region.