8010 Preschool Education

Latest release
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
Reference period
2006 (Revision 2.0)

8010 Preschool Education

This class consists of units mainly engaged in providing accredited pre-primary school education. Pre-school programs are educational in nature and are designed to introduce children to ideas, attitudes and behaviour required in a school environment. They are usually directed at children aged three to five years, are generally sessional in nature and are provided by staff that have training in an educational field.

Primary activities

  • Kindergarten, preschool, operation (except child minding centre)
  • Playcentre operation (NZ only)
  • Pre-school operation


Units mainly engaged in

  • providing pre-primary school education in conjunction with normal primary school education are included in Class 8021 Primary Education; and
  • providing child minding or day nursery services are included in Class 8710 Child Care Services.
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