EYFSP 2012: technical specification

This document defines the scope of, and business rationale for, the early years foundation stage profile 2012 (EYFSP) return.



This specification is intended for suppliers developing software for use in management information systems, and local authorities collecting and submitting EYFSP data check returns. It contains:

  • the business rationale for the collection
  • changes to the 2012 return
  • assessment module descriptions
  • methods for importing data into local authorities information systems
  • XML formats and messages
  • validation check information

This guide must be read in conjunction with the current version of the common basic data set (CBDS).

Published 1 December 2011