Early years census 2017: guide

Guide for local authorities to help them prepare and submit 2017 early years census data.


Early years census 2017 guide: version 1.4


This guide will help you to:

  • understand the purpose of the early years census
  • understand changes from the 2016 census
  • prepare, maintain and submit the correct data for the 2017 census

The technical specification and validation rules are also available.

Read more about submitting data for the 2017 early years census.