Report Description

Forecast Period


Market Size (2023)

USD957.86 Million

CAGR (2023-2028)


Fastest Growing Segment

3-6 Years

Largest Market


Market Overview

India Preschool Market has valued at INR 957.86 million in 2023 and is anticipated to project robust growth in the forecast period with a CAGR of 9.56% through 2028. As more parents in India recognize the importance of early childhood education, there has been a growing awareness of the benefits that preschool education can provide in terms of cognitive, social, and emotional development. Moreover, India has been experiencing economic growth, resulting in increased disposable income for many families. This has allowed more parents to afford preschool education for their children, even in lower and middle-income segments. Additionally, rapid urbanization has led to an increase in nuclear families where both parents are working. In such scenarios, parents often seek quality preschools to ensure that their children receive proper care, education, and social interaction while they are at work. Hence, the market for preschools is expanding in during the forecast period.

Key Market Drivers

Globalization and Competition

Preschool is expanding as a result of the rising awareness of the importance of the preschool learning. With India's integration into the global economy, parents are recognizing the need for their children to have a strong foundation in communication, language skills, and other cognitive abilities. Preschools are seen as a way to give children an early advantage in a competitive environment. As parents become more informed about the critical role that early childhood education plays in a child's development, they are more likely to seek out preschools. Research indicates that a child's brain develops rapidly during the first five years, and quality early education can have a lasting positive impact on cognitive, social, and emotional skills. This factor is expected to responsible to register a high CAGR during the forecast period.

Importance of Early Skill Development

Parents are increasingly focusing on the development of skills such as communication, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking from an early age. Preschools are seen as places where these skills can be fostered. In addition, early skill development is of immense importance in India, as it is in any country. Early childhood is a crucial phase of human development, and investing in skill development during this period has far-reaching positive effects on individuals, society, and the nation as a whole. Early childhood is a sensitive period when the brain is most adaptable. Skills developed during this time create a strong foundation for future learning. When children develop essential skills early, they are better equipped to grasp more complex concepts as they progress through their education. Additionally, early skill development helps children develop social skills, emotional intelligence, and empathy. These skills contribute to healthy relationships, effective teamwork, and emotional well-being throughout life. Thus, theses above mentioned factors are driving the market of preschools India during the forecasted period.

Rise of Nuclear Families in India

Urbanization and the rise of nuclear families in India have significantly contributed to the increasing demand for preschools. These trends have created a need for early childhood education and care services that cater to the unique challenges and demands of urban and nuclear family lifestyles. In urban areas, both parents are often working to sustain their families due to the competitive job market and higher living costs. This leaves parents with limited time to provide full-time care and education for their children. Preschools offer a solution by providing a safe and educational environment for children while parents are at work. Moreover, urban nuclear families might have fewer opportunities for children to interact with siblings or extended family members regularly. Preschools facilitate early socialization and peer interactions, which are crucial for a child's social and emotional development. As a result, the market is anticipated to expand during the course of the projection period.

Changing Parenting Trends:

Changing parenting trends have played a significant role in increasing the demand for preschools in India. As parenting styles and priorities evolve, they have a direct impact on the choices parents make for their children's education and early development. Modern parents place a strong emphasis on early learning and skill development. They understand that a child's brain is highly receptive during the early years, and quality preschools can provide a structured environment for fostering cognitive, social, and emotional skills. Changing parenting trends lean toward structured education even in the early years. Parents recognize that preschools offer structured curricula and learning experiences that lay the foundation for future academic success. With both parents often working, there is a growing need for childcare solutions. Preschools provide a safe and educational environment where children can spend their time productively while parents are at work. Thus, theses above mentioned factors are driving the market of preschools India during the forecasted period.

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Key Market Challenges

Maintaining Quality and Standards

The preschool market in India faced several challenges. Keep in mind that the situation might have evolved since then, but here are some of the common challenges that are present in the preschool market in India. For instance, maintaining consistent quality standards across preschools was a challenge. There was a wide variation in the quality of education, infrastructure, and teaching methodologies offered by different preschools. Ensuring that all preschools meet a certain minimum standard of education was a concern. Additionally, the preschool industry in India was often subjected to varying regulations at the state level, which could lead to confusion and inconsistency. Obtaining the necessary licenses and approvals to operate a preschool could be challenging and time-consuming. These challenges are hindering the growth of the market of preschools in India during the forecasted period.

High Competition

The preschool market in India had become highly competitive, especially in urban areas. Preschools often had to invest in marketing and branding to attract parents and students, which could be challenging for smaller or newer players. Thus, intense competition might lead some preschools to focus more on marketing and attracting parents rather than maintaining high educational standards. The pressure to stand out can sometimes compromise the quality of education provided. The competition can lead to a race to the bottom in terms of pricing. Preschools might feel compelled to lower their fees to attract more parents, which can impact their financial sustainability and ability to provide quality facilities and teaching staff. Thus, preschool owners need to find a balance between standing out in a competitive market and maintaining a strong focus on educational quality and child development. Adapting a well-thought-out business strategy that takes into account both educational excellence and market demands is crucial in such a competitive landscape.

Key Market Trends

Technological Integration

Many preschools are integrating technology into their curriculum in a controlled and age-appropriate manner. Thus, preschools are including interactive learning apps, educational games, and digital tools to enhance learning experiences. Preschools are increasingly incorporating digital learning tools such as educational apps, interactive software, and online platforms. These tools are designed to enhance learning experiences and make them more engaging for young learners. Moreover, some progressive preschools are adopting smartboards and interactive displays in classrooms. These tools allowed teachers to present lessons in a more dynamic and interactive manner, capturing children's attention and facilitating better understanding. In addition, technology allowed preschools to track and assess children's progress more effectively. This data-driven approach helped teachers tailor their instruction to individual needs and provide more targeted support. Thus, technological integration is evolving in the Indian preschool market during the forecasted period.

Gaining Popularity of Play-Based Learning

Play-based learning was gaining popularity as an effective approach to early childhood education. Preschools are creating environments that encouraged hands-on, experiential learning through play, exploration, and creativity. play-based learning was indeed becoming more prominent in the Indian preschool market. Play-based learning is an approach that emphasizes learning through hands-on activities, exploration, and imaginative play. This approach recognizes that young children learn best when they are actively engaged and having fun. Thus, this child-centered approach resonated well with parents who wanted their children to have a positive and enjoyable early learning experience. Moreover, play-based learning encourages creativity and imagination, fostering critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities. Parents value this aspect as it prepares children for a rapidly changing future. Thus, these above mentioned aspects are fueling the market of preschool India in the coming years.

Segmental Insights

Age Group Insights

With a significant market share in 2023, the 2-5 Years segment led the shared market and is predicted to continue expanding over the coming years. As this is the typical age range when parents seek to enrol their children in preschools to provide them with a strong foundation for formal education. The demand is particularly pronounced in the age group of 3 to 4 years, as children at this stage are considered ready for more structured social interactions and early learning experiences. Parents often enrol this age group in preschools to introduce them to a social environment and to develop their basic motor and social skills. While demand is present in this age group, it may not be as high as for slightly older children.

Regional Insights

The south region has established itself as the leader in the shared mobility market with a significant revenue share in 2023. This dominance is expected as the southern region of India, particularly states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh, has been known for having a relatively advanced and well-developed preschool market compared to other parts of the country. Moreover, The southern states of India have a strong cultural emphasis on education. Education is often prioritized by families, leading to a greater demand for quality early childhood education, including preschools. Additionally, southern states have generally higher literacy rates compared to other regions in India. This awareness about the importance of education extends to early childhood education, driving demand for preschools. The southern region has a wide range of preschools, including both local and international chains, offering various teaching methodologies. This diversity caters to different parental preferences and expectations.

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Recent Developments

  • In November 2023, Asia's largest Preschool Chain has opened its new branch 'Kidzee Akhnoor' at Akhnoor Jammu. Kidzee Akhnoor aims at creating a joyful learning experience for them in a simulating, conducive environment, through a research-based, innovative & world class curriculum. To impart knowledge in an interesting way, classrooms have been designed to be colourful & chirpy and have been equipped with latest technology aids like multimedia / Projector/ tab based study, Talking pen/ LED Tv in every class to provide digital content.
  • In 2023, with more than 1900+ centres in over 750+ different locations across the country, Kidzee is one of the largest and most successful preschool chains in India. Kidzee Playschool chain has touched the lives of over 9,00,000 children through their education pattern within almost ten years of its existence.

Key Market Players

·         Zee Learn Limited

·         S.K. Educations Pvt. Ltd.

·         Shemrock Group of Preschools

·         Hello Kids Education India Pvt. Ltd.

·         SCG International India Pvt Ltd.

·         Educomp Solutions Ltd

·         Brainbees Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

·         EuroKids International Pvt Ltd.

·         Founding Years Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd.

·         Smartkidz Educare India Pvt Ltd.

By Age Group

  By Location

By Region

       Less Than 2 Years

       2-5 Year


       School Premises

       Office Premises





 Report Scope:

In this report, the India Preschool Market has been segmented into the following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • India Preschool Market, By Age Group:

o   Less Than 2 Years

o   2-5 Year

  • India Preschool Market, By Location:

o   Standalone

o   School Premises

o   Office Premises

  • India Preschool Market, By Region:

o   North

o   South

o   East

o   West


Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the India Preschool Market.

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Table of content

1.    Introduction

1.1.  Product Overview

1.2.  Key Highlights of the Report

1.3.  Market Coverage

1.4.  Market Segments Covered

1.5.  Research Tenure Considered

2.    Research Methodology

2.1.  Objective of the Study

2.2.  Baseline Methodology

2.3.  Key Industry Partners

2.4.  Major Association and Secondary Sources

2.5.  Forecasting Methodology

2.6.  Data Triangulation & Validation

2.7.  Assumptions and Limitations

3.    Executive Summary      

3.1.  Market Overview

3.2.  Market Forecast

3.3.  Key Regions

3.4.  Key Segments

4.    Voice of Customer Analysis (B2C Model Analysis)

4.1.  Sample Size Determination

4.2.  Respondent Demographics

4.2.1.    By Gender

4.2.2.    By Age

4.2.3.    By Occupation

4.3.  Brand Awareness

4.4.  Sources of Awareness

4.5.  Factors Influencing Purchase Decision

4.6.  Challenges Faced Post Purchase

5.    India Preschool Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.    By Value

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.    By Age Group Market Share Analysis (Less Than 2 Years, 2-5 Years)

5.2.2.    By Location Market Share Analysis (Standalone, School Premises, Office Premises)

5.2.3.    By Regional Market Share Analysis        North Market Share Analysis        South Market Share Analysis        East Market Share Analysis        West Market Share Analysis

5.2.4.    By Company Market Share Analysis

5.3.  India Preschool Market Mapping & Opportunity Assessment

5.3.1.    By Age Group Market Mapping & Opportunity Assessment

5.3.2.    By Location Market Mapping & Opportunity Assessment

5.3.3.    By Regional Market Mapping & Opportunity Assessment

6.    India Less Than 2 Years Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.    By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.    By Location

7.    India Less Than 2-5 Years Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1.    By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.    By Location

8.    Market Dynamics

8.1.  Drivers

8.2.  Challenges

9.    Impact of COVID-19 on India Preschool Market

9.1.  Impact Assessment Model  

9.1.1.    Key Segments Impacted

9.1.2.    Key Regions Impacted

9.1.3.    Key Countries Impacted

10. Market Trends & Developments

11. Porter’s Five Forces Model

11.1.             Competitive Rivalry

11.2.             Bargaining Power of Buyers

11.3.             Bargaining Power of Suppliers

11.4.             Threat of New Entrants

11.5.             Threat of Substitutes

12. SWOT Analysis

12.1.             Strengths

12.2.             Weaknesses

12.3.             Opportunities

12.4.             Threats

13. Policy and Regulatory Landscape

14. India Economic Profile

15. Company Profiles

15.1.   Zee Learn Limited

15.2.   S.K. Educations Pvt. Ltd.

15.3.   Shemrock Group of Preschools

15.4.   Hello Kids Education India Pvt. Ltd.

15.5.   SCG International India Pvt Ltd.

15.6.   Educomp Solutions Ltd

15.7.   Brainbees Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

15.8.   EuroKids International Pvt Ltd.

15.9.   Founding Years Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd.

15.10.Smartkidz Educare India Pvt Ltd.

16. Strategic Recommendations

17. About Us & Disclaimer


Figures and Tables

Frequently asked questions


The market size of the India Preschool Market was estimated to be USD957.86 million in 2023.


In FY2023, with a significant market share in 2023, the 2-5 Years segment led the shared market and is predicted to continue expanding over the coming years due to rising need for skill development from an early age due to the competitive nature of urban environments.


The south region has established itself as the leader in the shared mobility market with a significant revenue share in 2023. This dominance is expected as the southern region of India, particularly states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh, has been known for having a relatively advanced and well-developed preschool market compared to other parts of the country.


Changing parenting trends acknowledge the importance of early socialization, peer pressure and societal norms, rising working parents having busy schedules and commitments are the major drivers for the India preschool market.


Parvati Sharma

Account Manager BD
Press Release

India Preschool Market is Fueled by 2-5 Years of Age Group During the Forecast Period

Sep, 2023

Increasing number working women and men, rising penetration of preschools in the country are factors driving the India preschool market in the forecast period 2024-2028.