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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

IBISWorld’s Pre-Primary Education market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£6bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.3%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
134,947
Businesses
16,611
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Pre-Primary Education industry has moderate barriers to entry. The main barrier for potential entrants is the high level of regulation that applies to the industry. Nurseries, both public and private, are regulated by the government and inspected on a regular basis. Providers must also follow the Early Years Foundation Stage as required by the Childcare Act 2006. The Welfare requirements apply to the whole of the United Kingdom, but the Learning and Development requirements apply only in England. Compliance with regulations can be time-consuming and costly. Private operators may receive indirect government funding through government subsidies of nursery places... 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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