Pre-Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Brain food: Declining unemployment is expected to support demand from working parents

IBISWorld’s Pre-Primary Education market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 were still feeling the recessionary crunch. However, economic recovery has allowed for stable industry growth in more recent years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Over the past five years, industry growth has been exposed to a mix of conditions. The recession weighed on industry performance in the first half of the five-year period as the government's capacity to support the industry declined and falling income made it tougher for parents to afford the industry's services. Grants, such as the Early Intervention Grant, were cut by as much as 11%. High unemployment during this period also dampened demand for nursery services as parents out of work had a greater amount of time to look after their children. More recently, operating conditions have improved considerably, benefiting industry players. An improved economy and an expansion of government-subsidised places have resulted in more children attending nurseries in recent years... 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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