Pre-Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

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Pre-Primary Education Market Research Report | SIC P85.100 | Aug 2014

Playing by the rules: The industry is expected to adapt to regulations to keep revenue afloat

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 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 and classes attached to primary schools, privately funded schools, community organisations and charities 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 two-year-olds and even younger children. Nurseries and preschools are generally protected from dramatic fluctuations in revenue because they provide essential services to working parents. However, over the past five years, sustained recessionary conditions have had a marked effect on the industry, with revenue declining consecutively over the two years through 2011-12... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Pre-Primary Education industry has a low level of concentration and the four largest enterprises are estimated to control just 3% 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 aged three or four in the year before they start primary school. Nursery education, as it is commonly known, is provided by each of the constituent governments of the United Kingdom and systems vary between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The industry includes organised instruction delivered through nursery schools and nursery classes. Programmes offered by child day-care centres 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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