4240.0 - Preschool Education, Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration 
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This document was added or updated on 22/05/2020.

APPENDIX 1 - SERVICE PROVIDER COVERAGE

Table A1 shows the number of service providers from which data were collected for the 2018 Collection. All service providers that delivered an Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program by a qualified teacher to children between the ages of 3 and 6 years are included in the counts.


A1 NUMBER OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE SERVICE PROVIDERS DELIVERING AN ECEC PROGRAM TO CHILDREN AGED 3 TO 6 YEARS, Sector(a)

NSW
Vic.
Qld(b)
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Preschool
Government
158
229
141
342
660
153
122
83
1 888
Non-government
Community
632
808
407
5
-
-
-
-
1 852
Private for profit(c)
-
5
2
-
-
-
-
-
7
Independent schools
20
81
29
12
120
24
2
4
292
Catholic schools
1
-
21
8
132
30
4
-
196
Total Non-government
653
894
459
25
252
54
6
4
2 347
Total preschools
811
1 123
600
367
912
207
128
87
4 235
Preschool program within a centre based day care
Government
204
113
19
54
19
11
1
1
422
Non-government
2 816
1 426
1 512
331
594
115
84
160
7 038
Total centre based day care(d)
3 020
1 539
1 531
385
613
126
85
161
7 460
Total service providers with a preschool program delivered by a qualified teacher
3 831
2 662
2 131
752
1 525
333
213
248
11 695

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) State/Territory is derived from the Provider's location.

(b) Queensland data includes a small number of occasional care services providing a preschool program.
(c) Includes 'Other'.
(d) Some preschools are reclassified to centre based day care due to collection methodologies.

The counts were developed by processing service provider information from state and territory submissions and the Australian Government’s Child Care Subsidy System (CCSS) submission. Where the same service provider was identified across two data sources, the service provider has been counted only once.

Information from the multiple data sources was compared and service provider data characteristics were updated to make use of the best available data. This methodology resulted in reclassification of service activity type for some service providers in order to most accurately reflect the activity occurring at a service provider. For example, where a service provider was categorised as ‘preschool’ within a state or territory collection but was also categorised as ‘centre based day care with a preschool program’ within the CCSS submission, the service activity type ‘centre based day care with a preschool program' was adopted for that service provider.

Table A2 shows the number of service providers which had enrolments of 4 and 5 year old children. The category 'Total service providers with a preschool program' in this table corresponds to the child statistics reported in this publication.


A2 NUMBER OF SERVICE PROVIDERS WITH AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM DELIVERED TO CHILDREN AGED 4 AND 5 YEARS, Sector(a)

NSW
Vic.
Qld(b)
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

DELIVERED BY A QUALIFIED EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER

Preschool
Government
156
229
141
342
659
153
66
83
1 829
Non-government
Community
623
808
405
5
-
-
-
-
1 841
Private for profit(c)
-
5
2
-
-
-
-
-
7
Independent schools
19
81
29
12
120
24
2
4
291
Catholic schools
1
-
21
8
132
30
1
-
193
Total Non-government
643
894
457
25
252
54
3
4
2 332
Total preschools
799
1 123
598
367
911
207
69
87
4 161
Preschool program within a centre based day care
Government
203
111
18
54
17
11
1
1
416
Non-government
2 792
1 413
1 506
329
584
114
83
159
6 980
Total centre based day care(d)
2 995
1 524
1 524
383
601
125
84
160
7 396
Total service providers with a preschool program delivered by a qualified teacher
3 794
2 647
2 122
750
1 512
332
153
247
11 557

NOT DELIVERED BY A QUALIFIED EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER

Service providers with a preschool program not delivered by a qualified teacher(e)
12
-
2
-
-
-
57
-
71

TOTAL

Total service providers with a preschool program
3 806
2 647
2 124
750
1 512
332
210
247
11 628

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) State/Territory is derived from the Provider's location.
(b) Queensland data includes a small number of occasional care services providing a preschool program.
(c) Includes 'Other'.
(d) Some preschools are reclassified to centre based day care due to collection methodologies.
(e) Includes not stated.