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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 | Oct 2016

Important for future development: Despite funding shortfalls, revenue continues to grow

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.

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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 local authority nursery schools, privately funded schools, community organisations and private, for-profit businesses. 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 in 2014-15 as cuts made to government childcare programmes were most severe during this year. However, revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.5% over the five years through 2016-17, fuelled by a healthy economic climate which led to increasing numbers of parents entering the workforce. This includes an estimated growth of 0.9% in the current year, reaching £5.8 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Over the five years through 2016-17, the Pre-Primary Education industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.5%, despite facing a number of challenges. Many industry operators are funded by the government through local authorities and will therefore be greatly affected by changes in the level of government funding. Furthermore, although many other industry operators are privately owned businesses, they also rely heavily on government funding for their income. Although general public funding for the industry has increased steadily over the five-year period there have been many changes to government policy regarding early education, which has both helped and hindered the industry. For.. 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 to introduce them to a school-type environment 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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