Scottish Exchange of Data: early learning and childcare pre-census survey guidance

Guidance relating to the provision of data for the Early Learning and Childcare pre-census survey.

Editing data

Exporting data

In the report, click on the Export icon (appears in bar at top of page) and select 'Excel' from the drop down menu.

Editing data

  1. Go to 'Data Returns' in the menu and select ''Manage Data Returns'.
  2. Under 'Data Collection Type' select 'Early Learning and Childcare pre survey'.
  3. Under 'Data Collection' select 'ELC Pre Survey 2024'. This will load 'Data Returns' information.
  4. Click on 'Select' in the 'Data Returns' section. This will load 'Data Returns Components' information (you may have to scroll down to see this).
  5. Click on the 'Edit' button to enter the survey for editing (if 'View' is selected this will not allow any changes made to be saved).
  6. Select the establishment whose data you wish to change from the drop down menu. Centres are listed in alphabetical order.
  7. Remember to click on 'Save' to save your data.
  8. Once you have made all the required changes, click on 'Save and Submit' twice to submit your data.


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