4240.0 - Preschool Education, Australia, 2019 Quality Declaration 
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This document was added or updated on 22/05/2020.

Service providers

In 2019

    there were 11,990 service providers delivering a preschool program to children aged 3 to 6 years, an increase of 2.5% compared with 11,695 in 2018
    almost 36% of preschool program providers were dedicated preschools
    nearly two-thirds (64%) of preschool program providers were centre based day care services
    service delivery models differ across the states and territories. New South Wales and Queensland have largely centre based day care delivery models (accounting for 79% and 72% of preschool program providers respectively). Dedicated preschools made up the highest proportion of providers in Tasmania (63%), the Northern Territory (61%) and Western Australia (59%).