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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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


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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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