Early Years Census – Spring 2021

Devon County Council (DCC) are required by law to submit an Early Years Census return to the Department for Education (DfE) every spring for each funded private, voluntary and independent (PVI) provider within the local authority area. The DCC Early Years and Childcare Service does this on your behalf based on the spring funding headcount and your responses to questions that we have previously asked through the Annual Survey of Providers.

From January, all the information required for the Early Years Census will be submitted through the provider portal. As the headcount information already goes through the provider portal, the other information we need you to give for the census can simply be updated when you log in. From there we can collate the information and submit the census.

Further details will be communicated to you in the new year. We are sure that you will agree that this is an improvement that will save us all time.