Early years census 2018: guide

Guide for local authorities to help them prepare and submit 2018 early years census data.


Early years census 2018 guide: version 1.2


This guide will help you to:

  • understand the purpose of the early years census
  • understand changes from the 2017 census
  • prepare, maintain and submit the correct data for the 2018 census

The technical specification and validation rules are also available.

Read more about submitting data for the 2018 early years census.