Australian Bureau of Statistics
4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011
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SERVICE DELIVERY SETTING
The range of service settings in which a preschool program may be delivered are diverse. This data element is used, in conjunction with other data elements about service provision, to obtain a more detailed appraisal of service availability and how services are provided.
Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Code
Data type: Number
Format: N, for example: 2
Maximum character length: 1
2 - Centre-based—other
3 - Home-based—child's home
4 - Home-based—other
5 - General community setting
8 - Other setting
2.2.10 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS
CODE 1 Centre-based—school
Centre-based—school, refers to child care services or preschool programs delivered on school grounds, using school facilities e.g. a building owned by the school.
CODE 2 Centre-based—other
Centre-based—other, refers to a non-residential building that was purpose-built or renovated for the purpose of delivering early childhood education and care services but is not located on the property of a State, Independent or Catholic school, e.g. child care centre, stand-alone preschool that is not part of a primary school.
CODE 3 Home-based—child's home
Home-based—child's home, refers to a private residential dwelling where the child lives.
CODE 4 Home-based—other
Home-based—other, refers to a private residential dwelling where a child care service or preschool program is delivered by someone other than the child's parents, carers or guardians, e.g. a family day care caregiver's house.
CODE 5 General community setting
General community setting, refers to a non-residential community infrastructure, facility or building that was not specifically built or developed for the provision of early childhood education and care services and is not part of a State, Independent or Catholic school, e.g. a park, community or scout hall, public library, etc.
CODE 8 Other setting
Other setting, refers to settings not covered by codes 1 to 5, such as mobile services which are attended at a specific location, rather than being delivered in settings such as a child's home.
CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the service delivery setting for the service provider is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the service delivery setting is not stated or inadequately described, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.
Related aggregate data elements: Service delivery setting.
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