Appendix 2: Sample of services

ERO gathered data from 235 early childhood services (kindergartens and education and care services) that had a regular education review scheduled in Term 2, 2013. Table 1 shows the type of services in this evaluation.

Table 1: Service types

Service type Number of services Percentage of services in sample National percentage of services[25]

Kindergarten

55

23

22

Education and care

180

77

78

Total

235

100

100

This sample is representative of national figures. There are no statistically significant differences between the national percentages and this sample.

The 55 kindergartens in this evaluation were affiliated to one of 8 associations. New Zealand Kindergartens Incorporated Te Pūtahi Kura Pūhou o Aotearoa (NZK) represents 29 of the 33 kindergarten associations in New Zealand. Five of the eight kindergarten associations in this evaluation are members of NZK.

Twenty-four of the 180 education and care services were owned by one of four umbrella organisations