Pre-Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

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Pre-Primary Education Market Research Report | SIC P85.100 | Nov 2015

All work, no play: Government policies will continue to shape the industry in the future

The Pre-Primary Education market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pre-Primary Education industry includes a range of providers, such as local authority nursery schools, privately funded schools, community organisations and private, for-profit businesses. Nurseries primarily cater to three- and four-year-olds, although operators are increasingly expanding their services to offer childcare for even younger children. Although nurseries are essential services for many working parents, the industry is not completely protected from wider economic conditions in the United Kingdom. Industry revenue declined over the two years through 2011-12, as industry operators faced difficult operating conditions in the wake of the downturn. The economic recovery has since made childcare more accessible, supporting industry growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Pre-Primary Education industry has a low level of concentration and the three largest enterprises are estimated to control just 3.5% of the market. Nurseries serve the needs of their local area and it is very rare for any single establishment to take more than 200 children. This is due to the nature of education, and particularly early childhood education, which involves a high level of supervision and care. Consequently, there are limits to the benefits of economies of scale. Government statistics show that approximately 35% of UK nurseries enrol 50 or fewer pupils. Another 45% take between 51 and 100 pupils while just 0.1% of nurseries take between 200 and 300 children... purchase to read more


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What is the Pre-Primary Education Industry?

Pre-primary education is offered to children up to the age of five before they start primary school. Nursery education, as it is commonly known, is provided by each of the constituent governments of the United Kingdom. The industry includes organised instruction delivered through nursery schools and nursery classes. Programmes offered by child day-care centres and services provided by childminders are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Local authority nurseriesPrivately funded nurseriesCommunity nurseriesPrivate for-profit nurseries
Industry Activities
Operating nursery schools

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