The job is okay, nothing much to say about it. The staff are friendly and easy to get on with. The job itself is boring, nothing much to do. It can be tiring with some of the children but that is to be expected.
Nursery Assistant (Former Employee) – Chiswick, Greater London – 17 November 2017
Not great place to work. You won’t get balance between your life and work. It’s important to have this because we are not just born to work we have life outside of work. Too much gossip and very unkind colleagues no respect towards each other. No support with training and career development. If you looking for great place to work this isn’t the one.
Nursery Assistant (Former Employee) – Wymondham – 20 September 2017
Loved doing my work experience alongside my college course at this nursery. So much fun. The women I worked with were all lovely considering I was the youngest and the least educated in the room, They treated me as one of the team! Gained so much confidence working with children at this workplace.
Early Years Practitioner (Former Employee) – Surrey – 2 September 2017
Very bad. No support from Management. Management always first to leave. No regards or respect for staff, parents or children. Staff expected to stay late without notice and come in when sick. Ratios constantly broken.
good place to work if you are not bank as hours go up and down
bank early years educator (Current Employee) – Thetford, Norfolk – 25 July 2017
good team work, varied roles. its good and rewarding helping children .hardest part of job of job is to console a crying baby if you don't know what they want. management is good, have good opportunities to develop career through nvqs.
workig in a child orintated environment
not getting many hours in qiute periods if you are bank
Some amazing staff but appalling work/life balance
Nursery Nurse (Former Employee) – Coventry, West Midlands – 6 July 2017
Good job initially but limited room for progression and a lot of unpaid overtime. Always in lou. If you're a good staff member you end up taking on far more than other staff and a lot of staff get lazy.
Some really good staff
Limited training, progression and lots of overtime (unpaid)
Room Manager (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 25 June 2017
Busy bees as a company are amazing i worked at the flagship nursery in Birmingham where the hours are long and the pay is low and the paperwork is out of this world there is so much to do, being a room manager there is lots to do on opening and closing the rooms and the teams do not work well here there is lots of clickiness between people as best friends and family work together so certain people shine for the wrong reasons, this setting had lots of newly qualified young girls and they all wanted to be senior or room manager fast which causes lots of nastiness. Im glad i no longer work at this setting but as a company Busy bees is great they cover all areas well and the children are at the heart of all they do its just a shame the head office cant seem to sort out this place.
Nursery practitioner (Current Employee) – Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England – 15 January 2017
I enjoy working at Busy Bees, as every one is caring and friendly. The staff treat you like family and get along very well. We all enjoy working here and working with other people such as parents and children.
As jobs go it, s okay. It, s a busy nursery, so the kitchen is kept busy too. Management can be bit on your back all the time, depending on the menu, s. Overall a good place to work, staff and kids r cheery.
Hrs r okay, but have to stay for staff meetings once a month