Good working environment and hard working team who care for the children , management team care about staff and the parents and children’s needs . Worked for the nursery for 15 years and plan to carry on for years To come!
Regional Director (Current Employee) – North West – 10 July 2018
I am a Regional Director with Busy Bees, I find my job most enjoyable as 2 days are never the same, my work is varied and interesting, I have been supported in the transition from Nursery Manager to Regional Director via my line manager, the outstanding training team and colleagues. Busy Bees have a fantastic team available to support in all areas and this makes my job so much easier as there is always someone to call upon for any advice should it be needed. The most enjoyable part of my job is visiting nurseries sharing their successes and seeing the children grow and develop.
Manager (Current Employee) – Woking, Surrey – 10 July 2018
I have worked with BB for 15 years because they are supportive to you as an employee and encourage personal development by providing a range of quality training to you and the team. As a manager we receive support from our regional director and feel valued by them which I think is important.
Been at this setting for 4years now. Started at a very young age. This job has helped me so much with my confidence and has made me better around people boosting my people skills. I can't thank management enough as they have believed in me and pushed me to work to my full potential. They have benefits for working for the company and its the most rewarding job possible. We're like one big family. Many learning and training opportunities too.
I was given the opportunity to show my worth and have continued to progress ever since. I’ve had continued support from my seniors and fellow colleagues in a setting I feel very much at home in. I love my career and what I do on a daily basis and I’m lucky I get to do that somewhere that appreciates me as much as I appreciate them.
I have been lucky enough to have an amazing career so far. They have provided me with an excellent career progression and wonderful trainers. Their staff are all friendly and helpful. Working for a big company means there is a lot of support and the training department is very broad with lots of opportunities.
Room Leader (Current Employee) – Surrey – 6 July 2018
I've been at this nursery for 12+ years. Great team spirt and on hard days we all pull together and make it fun. Love that I can do additional training and work my way up the career ladder. We all have hard days but it's the children that make it better and always puts a smile on my face. Looking forward to many more years with Busy Bees.
Career opportunities, childcare discounts, training
I enjoy working for the nursery and get on well with all the team. Management are very supportive and everyone helps each other. Very supportive work colleagues and children seem happy within the setting
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – South West London, Greater London – 6 July 2018
I have been with Busy Bees for many years now and I'm in it for the long run. The training opportunities and career progression are never ending. Great team environment and even though they are one of the largest child care providers you still get rewarded and noticed for your hard work! Both my children attended their nurseries too and it's given them the best start in life!
Nursery Practitioner (Current Employee) – Surrey – 6 July 2018
I work for Busy Bees and they are a fantastic company to work for! They reward all staff for outstanding performance as well as inspirational teaching wth the children. The support network of the management team at head office and training academy create a robust structure which supports the nursery and staff.
Manager (Former Employee) – West Midland – 24 June 2018
Busy bees care about nothing but money. Children and staff are last on the agenda. Whole companies are destroyed by regional directors that are that far removed from childcare and pressured to provide profit over quality. Paperwork is excessive, training is poor quality and recruitment is a joke. Ofsted inspections are nothing but a performance put on by staff drafted in on the empty promise of promotion. Busy bees are so self absorbed that they fail to upskill teams but brainwash them to tick outdated boxes that lack creativity and fun but allow health and safety to over power learning and exploration... Poor practice in everyway.
Nursery Assistant (Former Employee) – Sevenoaks, Kent – 4 June 2018
Horrible place to work. Staff are kind to your face and extremely two faced behind your back. Management is way too young and inexperianced and is incapable of running the nursery to the standards you would expect. Half an hour lunch break for extremely long shifts is ridiculous. By the time you start to relax its time to go back to the room! Very limited in what you can plan and do with the children. HORRIBLE place to work.
Long hours. Low wage. Short lunch break. Incapable management
I worked for 14 years both my children went to nursery They say you leave management not the job and this is so true I did long hours and worked hard My team were amazing, to the point most followed me when I left The management don’t praise you, neither does head office You only get were you want because who you know and how hard you suck up to the right people, not because your good at your job You do get great benefits and pension The team is what makes the nursery not the pen pushers
Regional director (Current Employee) – NSC – 13 May 2018
Great place to work for someone who wants progression, support and a long term career. Unlimited training opportunities, management support and a growing organisation. Some days a tough but there's always someone to help or to guide you through. Children and families are at the forefront of everything they do.
Great career opportunities, head office support, ongoing training