Includes those who stated their child attended a Pacific Islands early childhood centre.
Total who attended informal care includes children where was stated that 'someone else' looked after their child.
Preschool children: children aged 0-6 not yet attending school.
School children: children aged 5-13 who attend school.
Formal care or early childhood education (ECE): generally fee-based, including kindergartens, Pacific Islands early childhood centres, playcentres, playgroups, home-based care daycare, crèches and preschools.
Informal care: the child is being looked after by someone other than a parent or guardian that they live with. These people cannot be affiliated to an education or care service. Types of informal care include grandparents, aunties, uncles, another parent living elsewhere, friends, neighbours, babysitters etc. Informal care may be paid or unpaid.
The Childcare in New Zealand Survey 2017 (CCNZ17) provides information about the use of formal and informal childcare arrangements, and the relationship between childcare, work, and study arrangements, subsidies used, and many other factors relating to childcare.
The CCNZ17 was a supplement to the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) in the September 2017 quarter.
Method of collection/Data provider
A total of 3,298 households participated in the CCNZ17, consisting of 5,869 parents, 1,105 preschool children aged 0-6 years, and 2,193 schoolchildren aged 5-13. The survey was carried out from 9 July to 15 July 2017 and from 30 July to 7 October 2017.