Pre-Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

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Pre-Primary Education Market Research Report | SIC P85.100 | Jan 2014

Falling behind: Poor economic conditions and high unemployment cause revenue to suffer

The Pre-Primary Education market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 significant affect on the industry... purchase to read more

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Private for-profit nurseries

Nurseries that are operated for profit are expected to earn 51.0% of industry revenue and range from single owner-operated businesses to large franchise chains with over 100 locations. Over the past five years, companies, especially larger corporations, have increasingly offered nurseries at or close to their premises. Private nurseries do not receive government funding directly, but may receive income from government subsidies for those providing access to nursery places.

Local authority nurseries

Local authority nurseries are estimated to generate 26.0% of revenue. These include stand-alone nursery schools and nursery classes attached to primary schools, although the latter is more common... 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 nursery schoolsPrivately funded nursery schoolsCommunity nurseriesPrivate for-profit nurseries
Industry Activities
Operating nursery schools

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