The Early Years (EY) Census is required from any private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sector nursery with one or more children receiving funding from the Department. The census does not cover Early Years or nursery settings funded by the LA – these children are included in the School Census return. In addition, PVIs without funded children are not required to make a return.
The EY Census is collected annually in January each year.
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Guides and technical documents for the Early Years Census 2014.
General article 16 May 2013
News and reminders for the 2013 Early Years Census.
Multi-page article 12 March 2013
Guides and technical documents for the 2013 Early Years Census.
General article 23 January 2013
Guidance and technical documents for the 2012 Early Years Census.
General article 09 May 2012
Guidance and technical documents for the 2011 Early Years Census.
General article 26 April 2012