Appendix 2: Sample of services

ERO evaluated progress in self review in all services that had a regularly scheduled education review in Terms 1, 2 and 3, 2008. The types of services and the locality are shown in Tables 1 and 2 below.

Table 1: Service Types

Service type Number Percentage of sample National percentage [9]
Casual Education and Care Services 3 1 1
Kindergartens 116 29 18
Playcentres 37 9 14
Education and Care Services 205 52 60
Home-based Networks 36 9 7
Total 397 100 100

Table 1 shows that kindergartens and education and care services were over-represented in the sample.

Table 2: Locality of services

Locality Number Percentage of sample National percentage
Urban 368 93 91
Rural 29 7 9
Total 397 100 100

Table 2 shows that the numbers of urban and rural services in the sample were representative of national figures.