Early Years census

The early years census, carried out each January, is a statutory collection of data from all early years providers who receive direct government funding for any 2-, 3- or 4-year-olds. Early years providers and nurseries funded by the local authority, or private, voluntary or independent providers who do not receive government funding do not take part in this census.

The 2021 Early Years Census is on Thursday 21st January 2021.