Update on the June 2017 ECE census

The early childhood education (ECE) census week for 2017 was 19 to 25 June 2017. Electronic ECE Returns and RS61’s were due by 11 July 2017.

All licensed early learning services should now have submitted an electronic ECE Return via ELI or a paper-based RS61, unless notified otherwise by the Ministry. If you have not done so already, your service should submit these immediately.

The ELI Principles of Use requires all early learning services connected to ELI submit a complete and accurate ECE Return by the due date. Services not connected to ELI need to submit a complete and accurate paper-based RS61 form by the due date.

The Ministry has begun contacting early learning services about late returns and potential errors and inaccuracies in ECE returns and paper-based RS61 forms.

For more information about the ECE Return please visit the ECE Return Questions and Answers page or email us at: ELI.dataquality@education.govt.nz.