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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 Products Chapter

Private for-profit nurseries

Nurseries that are operated for profit are expected to earn 47% of industry revenue and range from single owner-operated businesses with one nursery centre 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 in order to provide greater flexibility to employees with young children. This is often in effort to attract and retain the most competent workers. A large company will sponsor a nursery in order to accommodate the childcare requirements of its employees. Private nurseries do not receive government funding directly, but may receive income from government subsidies for those providing access to nursery places... 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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