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 ages 2

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