The children’s nursery sector has grown more than the economy over the past year and its overall value is now £4.6 bn, according to Laing and Buisson’s 2013 survey.







The annual Children’s Nurseries UK Market Report finds that the children’s nursery market grew well ahead of the economy in 2012/13, rising 2.7 per cent in real terms.

It attributes the rise in value to an increase in demand for childcare – particularly a rise in the population of children under three in nurseries, which grew for the first time since 2007.

The total number of children attending nurseries is up by 1.6 per cent and children are attending for more hours on average than in the previous year. Read full article…