EYFSP 2014: technical specification

This document defines the scope of, and business rationale for, the early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) return 2014.



This specification is intended for suppliers developing software for use in management information systems, and local authorities collecting and submitting the EYFSP data return 2014.

It contains:

  • the business rationale for the return
  • changes to the 2014 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 9 April 2014