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The childcare market mainly concerns the care of children under the age of 3.

Whether it is home-based services or not, competition is very fierce between the players, who are organized as follows:

  • Collective care: this is done in public crèches or private crèches. The establishments included are the crèche (especially in pre-school), the drop-in centers, the kindergartens or the multi-care establishments;
  • Maternal assistance;
  • Home childcare : This last type of childcare is one of the activities of the home help market.

Nursery assistants emphasize the individual approach to the relationship with the child, while collective care and crèches emphasize their socialization capacities. they are the ones who provide the services of a childcare provider (e.g., drop-in daycare, kindergarten, etc.).). One of thene of the main challenges in the childcare sector is professionalization. A large part of this activity is carried out by the parents themselves or by undeclared service providers.

The birth rate is trending downward in Europe, but France is doing rather well compared to its neighbors despite a 10% drop over the last six years.

Although the number of births is falling in France, the capacity of childcare facilities is still not sufficient to meet the demand. Indeed, the theoretical capacity corresponds to a little more than half of the children.

The Covid-19 crisis has strongly impacted this market, closing most of the childcare centers during the first confinement and reopening little by little for the so-called "priority" children, i.e. the children of the medical profession, teachers or single-parent families or those who cannot exercise their profession at home.






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The childcare market - France

Publicado en 05/01/2022 by Camille Carlier - TULIPP Conseil

The study provides a good overview of the sector. However, it may be necessary to delve deeper into certain aspects for a complete market study.

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The childcare market - France

Publicado en 17/02/2021 by Jean philippe Aboab - Pharmefficare

Very precise and documented market research, especially on the sub-segments of this market

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