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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 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 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 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. Aecom, a UK planning consultancy, estimates that a nursery needs approximately 10,000 local residents to be financially viable. 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. The South East is expected to account for 20.1% o.. 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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