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. The necessity of nurseries and preschools for working parents generally prevents dramatic fluctuations in revenue. However, over the past five years, sustained recessionary conditions have had a significant impact on the industry. In the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is estimated to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.5% to £3.3 billion... 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.
Areas of higher population density, such as the South East, account for a higher share of nursery establishments (17.8%). Government statistics show that a high proportion of nursery classes (attached to primary schools) are clustered in the South East region and this is logical given that the region is home to over 13% of the population... purchase to read more