Appendix 2: Services in this evaluation

Figure 1: Service type

Service type

Number of services in sample

Percentage of services in sample

National percentage of services as at 30.7.14

National percentage of services with 0-2 year olds enrolled

Kindergarten

21

9

17

1

Playcentre

28

12

12

20

Education and Care Service

180

76

61

63

Home-based Education and Care Network

6

3

10

16

Total

235

100

100

100

The service types in this sample are not representative of national figures. Education and care services are over-represented, and kindergartens and home-based education and care networks are under-represented. These differences are statistically significant. 1 Most kindergartens do not have children up to three years of age enrolled.

Figure 2: Locality of services

Locality

Number of services in sample

Percentage of services in sample

National percentage of services as at 30.7.14

National percentage of services with 0-2 year olds enrolled

Main urban

185

79

73

68

Secondary

urban

12

5

7

7

Minor urban

22

9

11

12

Rural

16

7

9

13

Total

235

100

100

100

The locality of services in this sample is representative of national figures.

Figure 3: Roll group of services

Roll group

Number of services in sample

Percentage of services in sample

National percentage of services as at 30.7.14

National percentage of services with 0-2 year olds enrolled

1-50 children

123

52

76

62

51-100 children

100

43

22

35

101 children

12

5

2

3

Total

235

100

100

100

The roll group sizes in this sample are not representative of national figures. Services with 51-100 children enrolled are over-represented, and services with 1-50 children enrolled are under-represented. These differences are statistically significant. This reflects the under-representation of home-based education and care networks in this sample, and that most kindergartens do not have children enrolled under three years of age.

Figure 4: Ages of children enrolled in services

Ages of children enrolled

Number of services in sample

Percentage of services in sample

Mixed ages2

86

37

Separate spaces for over and up to two years

90

38

Only up to two years old

2

1

Only over two years old

57

24

Total

235

100