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Early Learning and Childcare


This data exchange requests information on early learning and childcare provision from all registered centres. This list of centres is obtained from the Care Inspectorate and confirmed with local authorities each July. The resulting early learning and childcare statistics are published here.

Key Information

Key Information

Nature of Exchange

Early Learning & Childcare centres to Scottish Government


Individual centres

Collection method


Census week

Week commencing Monday 17 September 2018

Submission to Scottish Government

By Friday 12 October 2018


December 2018


ProcXed - Completing your Data Return

Your login for ProcXed comprises a username (your Social Care & Social Work Improvement number provided by the Care Inspectorate including the letters CS) and a password. Your password will be provided in your letter, which you will be sent by 2nd class post via Royal Mail on Monday 10th September 2018.  Letters should take between 3-5 working days for delivery.  A user guide for ProcXed and a link to the login page can be found here.


If you don't know your CS number, you can use the Care Inspectorate – Find A Care Service to look it up.

If you are having any problems please email: elccensus@gov.scot  in the first instance, including your contact details and someone will reply to you as soon as possible.

If you need to speak to us, please call 0300 244 6615.

Survey Documentation

Survey Documentation

Guidance documents to help with the completion of the ELC 2018 census are available by clicking here.