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