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Service provider organisation—maximum preschool program hours available per week, total hours N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMaximum preschool program hours available per week (service provider organisation)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term441232
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014
Definition:Help on this term

The maximum number of hours of a preschool program available to children at this service per week, in total hours. 

Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—maximum preschool program hours available per week

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Unit of measure:Help on this termHour (h)

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termTotal hours expressed as 0, 1, 2, 25, 60 etc.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The maximum hours may be less than or equal to the opening hours of the service but may exceed the number of hours the child is enrolled for or hours attended at the service in the reference period.

Non-instructional times such as recess, tea breaks and lunch breaks should be included if the child was under the supervision of the service provider organisation.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The maximum number of hours should be collected for each preschool program available at the service. These data should then be used to determine and report the maximum program length at the service provider level.

Jurisdictions which adopt a two week reference period are required to derive their data to a representative reference week.

Comments:Help on this termThis data element provides information on the proportion of children that are enrolled in preschool programs that are available for at least 15 hours per week.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Service provider organisation—maximum early childhood education program hours available per week, total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Supersedes Service provider organisation—maximum preschool program hours available per week, total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011, Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2011 Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2012 Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2013 Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

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