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Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program enrolments, total number N[NNNN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of early childhood education program enrolments at the service
Synonymous names:Help on this termPreschool program total enrolments; Number of preschool program enrolments at the service
METeOR identifier:Help on this term602354
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of individual early childhood education program enrolments recorded at the service.
Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program enrolments

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

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 child must have been offered a place and formally enrolled or registered in an early childhood education program and actively attending to be counted. A child is considered to be actively attending if they:

  • attended an early childhood education program for at least one hour during the reference period OR
  • were absent during the reference period due to illness or extended holiday leave but expected to return. 

Exclude children who have:

  • only completed enrolment procedures at the service
  • left the service (e.g. have ceased education or changed services), or have been absent without explanation for four continuous weeks (excluding school vacations) prior to the reference period.
Collection methods:Help on this term

The number of children enrolled in an early childhood education program should be collected for each early childhood education program available at the service. These data should then be aggregated to the service provider level for reporting purposes.

Each child should be counted only once.

Enrolments in an early childhood education program should be reported for the specified reference period.

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

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termEarly Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG).
Steward:Help on this termEarly Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program enrolments, total number N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

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

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2015 Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2016 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2017 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2018 Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

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