Appendix 2: Sample of early childhood services

ERO evaluated the provision for Māori children in all services that had a regular scheduled education review in Term 4, 2008 and Terms 1 and 2, 2009. The types and locality of services are shown in Tables 1 and 2 below.

Table 2: Service Types

Service type

Number in study

Percentage of sample

National percentage [19]

Casual education and care

6

1

1

Kindergartens

125

22

18

Playcentres

66

11

14

Education and care

334

58

60

Home-based Networks

45

8

7

Total

576

100

100

Table 1 shows that the sample has slightly more kindergartens than the national percentage, and slightly fewer Playcentres and education and care services. The difference between sample and national figures is not statistically significant. [20]

Table 3: Locality of services

Locality

Number in study

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Urban

522

91

91

Rural

44

8

9

Unknown/not specified

10

1

0

Total

576

100

100

Table 2 shows that there are slightly fewer rural services than the national percentage. The difference between sample and national figures is not statistically significant. [21]