Wednesday, July 17, 2019


 Dear PVI Provider,

As you are aware, every year in January, the Department for Education (DfE) requires all local authorities to carry out a census of all Private, Voluntary and Independent Childcare Providers who deliver the free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year old children.

It is extremely important that every provider completes a return as the census information determines the funding amount the LA receives from the DfE for the next financial year to pass on to childcare providers. This requirement is in the annual funding agreement you have signed.

  • Deadline - The deadline for sending through your data form for the 2019 Census is Friday 1st February. It will only take 6 minutes to complete and you can access the census via this link - Early Years Census form
  • Effective date for pupil and staff totals: You are required to use the 17th January as the effective date for pupil and staff totals.

 Should you require more information or help with the EY Census the contact is:

Jude Eade, Data & Analysis Co-ordinator (DAISI) Email:  Tel: 0115 87 65199

For support completing the census please contact