Early childhood education and care service delivery setting code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:696143
Registration status:Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018
Definition:

A code set representing settings for early childhood education and care services.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Centre-based—school
2Centre-based—stand-alone
3Centre-based—other
4Home-based
5General community setting
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

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 centre based 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:Australian Department of Education and Training

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Early childhood education and care service delivery setting code N Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Service provider organisation—service delivery setting, early childhood education and care, code N Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018