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 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. 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. Government statistics show that a high proportion of nursery classes, which are attached to primary schools, are clustered in the South East region and this is logical given that the region is home to 13.7% of the population... purchase to read more