Preschool upbringing and education

Period: Annual
Year: 2017

01. Contact
02. Metadata update
03. Statistical presentation
04. Unit of measure
05. Reference Period
06. Institutional Mandate
07. Confidentiality
08. Release policy
09. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy and reliability
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and comparability
16. Cost and Burden
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment

01. ContactTop
01.1. Contact organisation

Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.

01.2. Contact organisation unit

Group for statistics on pre-university education and lifelong learning

01.3. Contact name

Paun Cukavac

01.4. Contact person function


01.5. Contact mail address

Belgrade, Milana Rakica 5

01.6. Contact email address

01.7. Contact phone number

011/2412-922 lok. 440

02. Metadata updateTop
02.1. Metadata last certified
02.2. Metadata last posted
02.3. Metadata last update

03. Statistical presentationTop
03.1. Data description

As of 1 December 2017, according to the main and additional indicators - the number of preschool institutions and facilities where educational work is carried out, number of children by sex, age, mother tongue and length of stay, number of educational groups according to the languages ​​on which the educational institution is conducted educational work and length of stay, number of children according to socioeconomic status of parents and the amount of payments paid by parents, number of employees by sex, type of work, level of education, professional development and length of working time, number of children per sex in preparatory preschool programu.

03.2. Classification system

International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011).

Nomenclature of Statistical Territorial Units (NSTJ).

Register of Spatial Units.

03.3. Coverage - sector

Not applicable.

03.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

Children of pre-school age are children from six months to the beginning of elementary school. The activity of preschool education and education is carried out in the PU, and it can also be done exceptionally in elementary school. This research provides data on the number and type of preschool institutions, the type of property, the language in which the educational work is carried out, the mother tongue of the child, the number of educational groups, the age and sex of children, the length of the daily stay, the children according to the socioeconomic status of the parents, mixed groups, long-term treatment groups and development groups, the number and age of children with disabilities for whom the Individual Education Plan (IOP) and children for whom an Individual Support Plan (IPP) has been developed, employees by age, gender, cooking and working hours; special and specialized programs organized by the institution; the participation of parents in the costs of preschool education and the income of preschool institutions by sources.

03.5. Statistical unit

The statistical units are all preschool institutions (PU), state and private, which implement programs of preschool education and elementary schools where the pre-school education program takes place.

03.6. Statistical population

All pre-school institutions (PUs) that have the approval for the work of the competent minister, and which implement programs of preschool education, as well as the primary schools in which the pre-school education program takes place. The statistical report is submitted by each preschool institution, primary school and other organization for the parent institution, ie the school and for the selected department (if the PU / school performs activities outside the head office)

03.7. Reference area

The data refer to the territory of the Republic of Serbia.

As of 1999, Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia do not collect data for AP Kosovo and Metohia, se they are not included in this data set for the Republic of Serbia (total).

03.8. Coverage - Time

Annually from 2009.

03.9. Base period

Not applicable.

04. Unit of measureTop
04. Unit of measure

Number of children, institutions, facilities, educational groups, employees.

05. Reference PeriodTop
05. Reference Period

Schools year.

06. Institutional MandateTop
06.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements

The survey is conducting on the basis of the Law on official statistics ("Official Gazzete of the Republic of Serbia" number 104/2009).

06.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing

Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia has an agreement on cooperation with a large number of organizations and institutions, both nationally and internationally, with which it exchange information, data and experiences. There is also intensive cooperation between different organizational units within the Office itself.

07. Confidentiality Top
07.1. Confidentiality - policy

Data confidentiality is guaranteed by the Law on the official statistics which prescribes the use of data solely for statistical purposes and Rulebook on statistical data protection in Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.

07.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

All obtained data from units are published on aggregate level. Individual data can be provided exclusively with special authorisation from Director.

08. Release policyTop
08.1. Release calendar

The data collected by this research are published in the Announcement of the Institution for Preschool Children at the end of April.

08.2. Release calendar access

The publication can be found at Statistical Office's website (

08.3. Release policy - user access

The data are publicly available on website. Users can also get other aggregated data if they send a request listing what they want.

09. Frequency of disseminationTop
09. Frequency of dissemination

The data are collecting and publishing on annual level.

10. Accessibility and clarityTop
10.1. Dissemination format - News release

Pre-school education announcement in the Republic of Serbia, school year - end of April.

10.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Not applicable.

10.3. Dissemination format - online database

Database of SORS.

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Not applicable.

10.5. Dissemination format - other

Not applicable.

10.6. Documentation on methodology

Methodology on preschool education is available on the website of the Institute (


10.7. Quality management - documentation

Not applicable.

11. Quality managementTop
11.1. Quality assurance

Not applicable.

11.2. Quality management - assessment

Not applicable.

12. Relevance Top
12.1. User needs

Various domestic and foreign institutions,

public: ministries, agencies, institutes, other public institutions...

private: enterprises, media, non-governmental organizations...

12.2. User satisfaction

Not applicable.

12.3. Completeness

The PES form has been altered and harmonized with international statistical standards and provides the presentation of data on preschool education and education according to the International Classification of Education (ISCED-2011, level 0, sub-categories 01 and 02).

13. Accuracy and reliabilityTop
13.1. Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

13.2. Sampling error

Not applicable.

13.3. Non-sampling error and

Not applicable.

14. Timeliness and punctualityTop
14.1. Timeliness

Nationally: 5 months for the entire round of creating, collection, processing and data publishing.

For Eurostat: 6 months for delivering all required data (through UOE questionnaire), as of 2014.

14.2. Punctuality

End of April.

15. Coherence and comparabilityTop
15.1. Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

15.2. Comparability - over time

Data are comparable in series from 2009 with no interuption.

15.3. Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

15.4. Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

16. Cost and BurdenTop
16. Cost and Burden

Since it is an annual survey, no significant burden in on reporting units.

17. Data revisionTop
17.1. Data revision - policy

General revision policy has been established by "SORS General revision policy" from February 2016.

17.2. Data revision - practice

The published data should be treated as final, unless otherwise stated. Corrections and revisions might occur.

18. Statistical processingTop
18.1. Source data

The pre-school education and education statistics report is provided by each pre-school (state and private) institution for the home institution and for other facilities - the settlement, including the primary schools in which the preparatory preschool program is organized.

18.2. Frequency of data collection


18.3. Data collection

The main methods are postal and through web application.

18.4. Data validation

All reports go through thorough analysis and logic control before publishing. All discovered errors and vagueness are being rectified in consultation with the reporting unit.

18.5. Data compilation

Not applicable.

18.6. Adjustment

Not applicable.

19. CommentTop
19. Comment

Not applicable.