Early Childhood Education Census time

Early Childhood Education Census time

Census time is here, with the Annual ECED Preschool Census taking place in August 2017.

All NSW Government funded community preschools are required to complete the Census each year as part of the Early Childhood Education Funding Agreement.

The purpose of the community preschool census is to enable effective funding allocation based on accurate data collection and to meet national reporting requirements.

We'd like to remind Preschools that they have the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure the data you provide is accurate
  • Meet the Census submission deadline of August 2017
  • Have a valid and working AUSkey and ECCMS.

If you have any problems with your AUSkey please contact the Australian Business Register (ABR) as they administer this process. Solutions are provided at the online AUSkey help and support webpage or by contacting AUSkey by phone on 1300 AUSKEY (1300 287 539).

The department is sending out reminders as deadlines approach. If you require help with submitting your data, you can call the departments data collection helpline on 1300 951 381 or email enquiries to ececcollection@det.nsw.edu.au

More information is available on the department website

Key Dates

Thursday, 27 July 2017 at 3.30pm. Annual Preschool Census Webinar Training

17 July 2017 to the 27 August 2017 (inclusive) is the period when the Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS) functions for Census data entry are available

NOTE:  Monday, 31 July 2017 to Friday, 11 August 2017 (inclusive) is the representative fortnight for the Preschool Census in August 2017 when a snapshot of service data will be taken.



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