Appendix 3: Sample

Data for this evaluation was gathered from 387 services reviewed in Terms 1 and 2, 2012. Table 1 shows the types of services in this sample.

Table 1: Service types for Term 1 and 2, 2012 sample

Service type

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage[36]

Casual education and care

2

1

1

Hospital-based service

8

2

<1

Home-based network

9

2

9

Playcentre

53

14

12

Kindergarten

96

25

17

Education and care

219

56

61

Total

387

100

100

This sample is representative of national figures. While kindergartens are over‑represented, and home-based networks and education and care services are under-represented, these differences are not statistically significant.[37]

Data for the findings about ‘Success for Māori and Pacific children’ was also gathered from 240 services reviewed in Term 3, 2012. Table 2 shows the types of services in this particular sample.

Table 2: Service types for Term 3, 2012 sample

Service type

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Casual education and care

2

1

1

Home-based network

18

7

9

Playcentre

14

6

12

Kindergarten

75

31

17

Education and care

131

55

61

Total

240

100

100

This sample is not representative of national figures. Kindergartens are over‑represented, and Playcentres and education and care services are under‑represented. These differences are statistically significant.