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Child Day-Care Centres in the UK: Market Research Report

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Child Day-Care Centres Market Research Report | SIC Q88.910 | Dec 2016

Playing it safe: Industry revenue is set to expand with the help of government schemes

IBISWorld’s Child Day-Care Centres market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Low unemployment levels are expected to support industry demand in the current year
  • The rising birth rate over the past decade has supported industry revenue growth
  • Demand from working parents is likely to rise as they are offered more free hours of childcare
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry operators provide childcare services, primarily to children aged 12 and under. The industry is fragmented, with no players enjoying a market share of over 5%. The industry is anticipated to have grown over the past five years. Although relatively high levels of unemployment at the start of the period negatively influenced demand for industry services, the rise in childcare prices allowed revenue to grow during each of the past five years. An increasing number of children aged 12 and under and government schemes to support parents' ability to pay for childcare also contributed positively. As a result, revenue is projected to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.8% over the five years through 2016-17.

In 2016-17, revenue is anticipated to expand by 4.1% to £3.6... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are only two significant obstacles to a new player entering the childcare industry. The regulatory environment requires that staff be properly qualified and there is an automatic wage burden on a new centre that has yet to build a client base, which is a cost that cannot easily be modified.

The second obstacle is the initial cost in setting up a centre and attracting parents' interest. Often, rents can be high in areas with many young families, particularly young families with higher incomes – the key market for the industry. The cost of purchasing or building centre accommodation, together with the cost of facilities and equipment can also be prohibitive to a new entrant. How.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Child Day-Care Centres Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Child Day-Care Centres Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Female participation rate in the labour force and National unemployment rate in the Child Day-Care Centres industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Child Day-Care Centres Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide childcare, mostly to children under the age of 12. This can come in the form of full-day care, occasional care, after-school care or holiday care. Childcare is increasingly supplementing education and holiday care as parents work longer hours. The industry does not cover early-years education or welfare-based social care for children.

    Industry Products
    Full-day care centresSessional day-care centresFull-day care in children's centresAfter-school clubsHoliday clubs
    Industry Activities
    Providing full-day childcareCaring for children during school holidaysOperating nurseriesCaring for children before and after school

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Female participation rate in the labour force
  • National unemployment rate
  • Population aged 10 years and under
  • Real household disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Demand trends
  • Government assistance
  • Margins improve
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand grows
  • Government support changes
  • Profit remains steady
  • Training concerns
  • Table: Child Day-Care Centres Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Child Day-Care Centres Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book Retailers
  • Food-Service Contractors
  • Pre-Primary Education
  • Toy Retailing
  • Products & Services
  • Full-day care centres
  • After-school clubs
  • Holiday clubs
  • Sessional day-care centres
  • Full-day care in children's centres
  • Chart: Child Day-Care Centres Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Families in the top income quartile
  • Families in the second income quartile
  • Families in the third income quartile
  • Families in the fourth income quartile
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Child Day-Care Centres Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Child Day-Care Centres
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Child Day-Care Centres Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Child Day-Care Centres Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Child Day-Care Centres Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A nursery where babies and young children are cared for during the working day.
  • Nursery
  • Nurseries provide childcare for children under the age of four.
  • Occupancy Rate
  • The percentage of places in a given childcare centre that are filled. A rate of between 70% and 80% is considered necessary for a centre to be profitable.

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