4240.0 - Preschool Education, Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration 
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This document was added 08/03/2017.



APPENDIX 1 - SERVICE PROVIDER COVERAGE


Table A1 shows the number of service providers from which data were collected for the 2016 Collection. All service providers that delivered an Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program 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

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Preschool
Government
159
232
123
340
650
153
123
84
1 864
Non-government
Community
641
821
422
4
-
-
-
-
1 888
Private for profit(a)
-
5
4
-
-
-
-
-
9
Independent schools
13
84
23
16
123
26
4
4
293
Catholic schools
5
-
7
8
134
31
4
-
189
Total Non-government
659
910
456
28
257
57
8
4
2 379
Total Preschools
818
1 142
579
368
907
210
131
88
4 243
Preschool program within a long day care centre(b)
Government
236
93
16
59
29
12
2
1
448
Non-Government
2 576
1 224
1 439
290
528
106
72
144
6 379
Total preschool program within a long day care centre
2 812
1 317
1 455
349
557
118
74
145
6 827
Total early childhood education and care providers
3 630
2 459
2 034
717
1 464
328
205
233
11 070

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Includes 'Other'
(b) Some preschools are reclassified to long 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 Management System (CCMS) 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 ‘long day care with a preschool program’ within the CCMS submission, the service activity type ‘long 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
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

DELIVERED BY A QUALIFIED EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER

Preschool
Government
159
232
123
338
650
153
80
84
1 819
Non-government
Community
635
821
417
4
-
-
-
-
1 878
Private for profit(b)
-
5
4
-
-
-
-
-
9
Independent schools
13
84
23
16
121
26
4
4
291
Catholic schools
5
-
7
8
134
31
4
-
189
Total Non-government
653
910
452
28
255
57
8
4
2 367
Total preschools
812
1 142
574
366
905
210
88
88
4 186
Preschool program within a long day care centre
Government
235
91
15
59
28
12
2
1
443
Non-government
2 545
1 214
1 430
290
523
105
71
144
6 322
Total long day care(c)
2 780
1 305
1 445
349
551
117
73
145
6 765
Total service providers with a preschool program delivered by a qualified teacher
3 592
2 447
2 020
715
1 456
327
161
233
10 951

NOT DELIVERED BY A QUALIFIED EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER

Service providers with a preschool program not delivered by a qualified teacher
6
-
7
2
-
-
43
-
58

TOTAL

Total service providers with a preschool program
3 598
2 447
2 027
717
1 456
327
204
233
11 009

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Due to an expanded CCMS identification and imputation strategy for the 2016 Collection, there has been a significant increase in the number of LDCs with preschool programs. Refer to Explanatory Notes for more information
(b) Includes 'Other'
(c) Some preschools are reclassified to long day care due to collection methodologies