Local authorities (LAs) in England are required to collect and report to the Department the results for all funded children at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in:
Children not receiving government funding at the end of the EYFS are not within the scope of the EYFSP data collection.
The Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on local authorities and their partners to improve outcomes for all children and reduce inequalities between them. Fulfilling this duty requires a broad and inclusive strategy, part of which focuses on ensuring that the provision of early learning and care is of the highest quality.
The EYFSP provides information at both national and local authority level on achievement outcomes at the end of the EYFS.
LAs submit the data electronically using COLLECT, the Department's secure IT system.
Log in to COLLECT using Secure Access (SA), which provides a single, secure point of entry to the Department's systems. SA allows users to reset passwords without helpdesk assistance.
The following are important dates for LAs submitting EYFSP 2013 returns:
Please read the EYFSP 2013 guide.
For COLLECT, please read the LA user guide.
Schools can use the input sheet to enter the EYFSP assessment scale summary scores and create a CSV export file for the collection. There are two versions of this file for users with different versions of Excel. A user guide is also available.
In circumstances where a setting is unable to use the input sheet, there is a paper version. This can be printed out, completed manually, and sent securely to the local authority.
The input sheets and user guide are available below
The following technical documents are available
Other documents will be listed here when they are available.
Please use the service request form if you would like to change your contact details, request a COLLECT username and password or make any queries about the EYFSP return.
Please use the feedback request form if you have any comments about the content on this web page, the Data Collection Helpdesk service, the COLLECT system or any other aspect of our data collection service.
Version 1.0, released May 2013
PDF, 456 Kb
Version 1.0, released May 2013.
PDF, 2 Mb
Spreadsheet that can be used to enter the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessment scale summary scores and create a CSV export file for the collection.
xlsm, 133 Kb
Spreadsheet that can be used to enter the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessment scale summary scores and create a CSV export file for the collection for users with Excel versions 97-2003.
Excel, 288 Kb
Guide for using the 2013 Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) input sheet.
PDF, 43 Kb
Paper sheet that can be used to enter the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessment scale summary scores.
xlsx, 22 Kb
Paper sheet that can be used to enter the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessment scale summary scores for users of Excel versions 97-2003
Excel, 52 Kb
PDF, 184 Kb
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