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Service provider organisation—service delivery setting, early childhood education and care, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termService delivery setting (early childhood education and care)
Synonymous names:Help on this termService setting (early childhood education and care)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term696147
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018
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The type of setting in which early childhood education and care service activities are provided by a service provider, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—service delivery setting

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Centre-based—school
2Centre-based—stand-alone
3Centre-based—other
4Home-based
5General community setting
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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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:Help on this termAustralian Department of Education and Training

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

In conjunction with the data elements Management type (ECEC) and Service activity type (ECEC), this data element provides information on the different models of early childhood education program delivery.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Department of Education and Training
Steward:Help on this termEarly Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

Relational attributes

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See also Service provider organisation—management type, early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

See also Service provider organisation—service activity type, early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

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Service provider organisation—service delivery setting, early childhood education and care, code N Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2018– Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2018– Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

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