Early Years Census

The early years census is an annual statutory collection of data from all providers who receive early years education funding for two, three and four year olds.

The next Early Years Census will take place on Thursday 18 January 2024.

The Census captures a snapshop of how many:

  • settings deliver funded early education
  • children aged between 2 and 4 attend the setting (both funded and non-funded)
  • Staff, summarised by qualification and levels

Child level data required for the census will be collected through the Spring term 2024 headcount via the Portal.

Copies of certificates for early years professional status (EYPS) and qualified teacher status (QTS) were required to be submitted by 9 February 2024.

Email your certificates to earlyeducation@leicester.gov.uk

For further assistance with the Early Years Census telephone 0116 454 1680.