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

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, 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 Locations Chapter

The low level of industry concentration means that revenue for nursery education is distributed in a similar pattern to the population. Nursery schools and classes provide a service that is required across the United Kingdom wherever there are families with children of nursery age. Aecom, a UK planning consultancy, estimates that a nursery needs approximately 10,000 local residents to be financially viable. Pre-primary education services are provided by the devolved governments of the United Kingdom and administered by local authorities.

The South East

Areas of higher population density, such as the South East, account for a higher share of nursery establishments... 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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