Early Years Census 2021 – notice to providers

Next week all funded private, voluntary and independent (PVI) providers will receive a message through the Portal asking them to answer some basic questions about their provision and the qualifications of their staff. These are questions that have been asked in previous years through the Annual Survey of Providers. The information provided will be used by Devon County Council (DCC) to submit an Early Years Census return to the Department for Education (DfE) on your behalf. DCC are required by law to submit this return each spring and it is a requirement, as per the provider agreement, for all funded providers to complete this information.

You will receive guidance, with the communication, to help you complete the questions. If you have any queries about the Early Years Census please email: childcareinfo@devon.gov.uk or phone 01392 383000 and ask for Wayne Pearce. Please do not contact the Early Years Help desk with any queries about the Census.