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Pre-Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Pre-Primary Education Market Research Report | SIC P85.100 | May 2016

Playing games: Many firms have faced shortfalls since the government imposed a new childcare bill

IBISWorld’s Pre-Primary Education market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 at the start of the period as industry operators faced difficult operating conditions in the wake of the downturn. The economic recovery has since made childcare more accessible, supporting industry growth... 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. These regulations also include strict safety requirements, which can push up the initial costs faced by a prospective operator... 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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