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Kindergarten Education


 


 
School year
 
 
2011/12
 
2015/16
 
2016/17
 

No. of Kindergartens            
  • Local
856
 
872
 
876
 
  • Non-local
90
 
128
 
138
 

 


 


 


 

  • Total
946 
 
1 000
 
1 014
 
             
Student Enrolment(1)            
  • Nursery
53 750
 
65 323
 
57 355
 
  • Lower Class
53 977
 
63 315
 
65 769
 
  • Upper Class
49 706
 
56 760
 
60 908
 

 


 


 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
157 433
 
185 398
 
184 032
 
             
No. of Kindergarten Teachers(1)
11 059
 
13 552
 
13 930
 
             
Percentage of Trained Teachers in Local Kindergartens(2)            
  • With C(ECE)(3) or above
77.7%
 
91.2%
 
92.7%
 
  • With QKT(3) or equivalent training
17.6%
 
4.7%
 
4.0%
 
  • With QAKT(3)
0.1%
 
0.1%
 
0.1%
 

 


 


 


 

  • Total
95.4%
 
96.0%
 
96.8%
 
             
             
Pupil-Teacher Ratio of Local Kindergartens(4)
9.7:1
 
9.0:1
 
8.7:1
 
             
Wastage Rate of Teachers in Local Kindergartens (%)(5)            
  • With C(ECE)(3) or above
5.2%
 
7.4%
 
9.0%
 
  • With QKT(3) or equivalent training
8.8%
 
12.8%
 
17.8%
 
  • With QAKT(3)
17.6%
 
50.0%
 
30.0%
 
  • Untrained
26.5%
 
28.0%
 
34.7%
 

 


 


 


 

  • Overall
7.1%
 
8.6%
 
10.5%
 

 

Notes : Figures in this table include kindergartens and kindergarten-cum-child care centres, but do not include special schools. Unless otherwise specified, figures refer to the position as at mid-September of the respective school years.
  (1) Figures include local and non-local kindergartens.
  (2) Percentages may not add up to totals due to rounding.
  (3) C(ECE) – Certificate in Early Childhood Education.
QKT – Qualified Kindergarten Teacher.
QAKT – Qualified Assistant Kindergarten Teacher.
  (4) Figures are calculated in half-day equivalent unit.
  (5) Figures refer to the number of drop-out teachers as a percentage of the total number of teachers concerned in local kindergartens as at mid-September of the preceding school year. "Drop-out teachers" refer to the teachers who had served in a local kindergarten as at mid-September of the preceding school year but no longer served in any kindergartens as at mid-September of the school year concerned.
   

 

     
Sources : School Education Statistics Section, Education Bureau
Kindergarten Administration Section, Education Bureau

 

Information Items Enquiry Telephone No. Email
Enrolment Statistics 3509 8442 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Teacher Statistics 3509 8440 edstat@edb.gov.hk
     
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For Number of Kindergartens and Enrolment by District, by Grade and by Type, please refer to one of the EDB's replies to LegCo members initial written questions in Examining the Estimates of Expenditure 2017-18 (Question Serial No. 3593, Reply Serial No. EDB 511).

 

Last revision date: 15 June 2017
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