Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018|
|Definition:||A code set representing settings for early childhood education and care services.|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Centre-based—school
Centre-based—school, refers to child care services or early childhood education programs delivered on school grounds, using school facilities e.g. a building owned by the school.
CODE 2 Centre-based—stand-alone
Centre-based—stand-alone, refers to child care services or early childhood education programs delivered in a non-residential building that was purpose-built or renovated (i.e. for the purpose of delivering early childhood education and care services), e.g. child care or early childhood centre, or preschool that is not part of a school (i.e. not co-located).
CODE 3 Centre-based—other
Centre-based—other, refers to child care services or early childhood education programs delivered in a non-residential building that was purpose built or renovated (i.e. for the purpose of delivering early childhood education and care services), for which it cannot be determined whether they are co-located or stand-alone (i.e. Code 1 or 2), or where multiple types of early childhood education and care service activities are provided (e.g. early childhood education program co-located with a long day care centre). This could include child care centres or other forms of integrated settings/services.
CODE 4 Home-based
Home-based, refers to a private residential dwelling where an early childhood education and care service or early childhood education program is delivered by a child’s parents, carers or guardian in their own home, family day care caregiver’s house, or via a school of the air or distance education program.
CODE 5 General community setting
General community setting, refers to a non-residential community infrastructure, facility or building that was not specifically built or developed for the provision of early childhood education and care services and is not part of a State, Independent or Catholic school, e.g. a park, community or scout hall, public library, etc. Includes locations where mobile services are delivered, if not covered by codes 1 to 4.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Early childhood education and care service delivery setting code N Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018
Supersedes Early childhood education and care service delivery setting code N Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Service provider organisation—service delivery setting, early childhood education and care, code N Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018