Childcare UK Market Report 16ed


LaingBuisson’s comprehensive study into the UK’s childcare market. Sixteenth edition. Published 23 March 2020. (282pp)


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“We believe that the childcare market will remain attractive to investors. Many are attracted because childcare is viewed as a socially responsible market to be in, but opportunities equally lie in earnings per share being accretive (namely, a nursery is worth more as part of a group) and there is strong support from debt providers. There are also opportunities for growth by outperforming the market by making better commercial decisions and the potential for internationalisation. There is also the opportunity to scale by means of new developments and by ‘organic’ growth and diversification.

 “There are, none the less, lessons to be learned from what has happened in the past two decades. Growth is not a given for investors and there is certainly a danger in growing too quickly. Some have failed by not understanding how to operate at scale and also not realising the potential impact of changes in the regulatory environment.”

Arun Kanwar
– Report author


The 16th edition of LaingBuisson’s Childcare UK Market Report is vital reading for anyone involved in this highly competitive sector of the UK economy, be they providers, investors or advisors to the sector.


What the report includes

  • Market
  • Politics and Regulation
  • Payors
  • Major Providers
  • Investors
  • Staffing
  • Market Potential
  • Appendices
    Key Legislation Appendix
    Regulators Appendix
    Trade bodies Appendix
    Commissioning bodies Appendix
    Financial Appendix


Who is the report for

  • Independent nursery providers
  • Local authority providers
  • Policy makers
  • Banks
  • Private equity investors
  • Lawyers
  • Management consultants


What You Get

      • Print package – Single-user Printed Book
      • Digital package – Multi-user Digital PDF and Data in Excel + Printed Hard Copy


LaingBuisson is the chosen provider of independent sector healthcare market data to the UK government’s Office for National Statistics.

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Report Format

Multi-user Digital PDF + Printed Hard Copy, Single-user Printed Hard Copy

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