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
Assistant Chef / Domestic (Former Employee) – Kent – 7 November 2016
Was employed as an assistant chef / domestic in one of Busy Bees nurseries. Very stressful place to work, with only two members of staff in the kitchen if one of the staff was on holidays or off sick another one would be responsible for cooking for all children in the nursery 5 times a day making sure all dietary requirements of all children are met + being responsible for washing up after every meal, making sure kitchen was cleaned daily + being responsible for laundry and restocking washrooms and lavatories.
Out of school club manager (Current Employee) – Maidstone – 27 October 2016
I work for busy bees and I throughly enjoy my job everyday is completely different.....There is great training opportunities and chances to further your career, there are staff benifits and good staff discount for children who attend, the company is flexible with working hours and offer full tine and part time jobs to help with employees with children...The staff are friendly and always there to help and support each other overall it's a great place to work.
Everyday is different, staff discount for chilldren, training opportunities
Cleaner (Current Employee) – Esher – 5 October 2016
I have learned to develop good organisational skills , timekeeping , and punctuality the hardest part of the job is making sure everything is kept immaculate for the next day of opening in the office the most enjoyable part is seeing the outcome of each day how presentable the offices are for guests to attend.
Early Years Practitioner (Former Employee) – Sussex – 20 September 2016
This place was terrible , staff bullying and more attention on paper work then the children. I have worked in childcare for years and this was by far the most depressing place I've worked. no one actually looking after what matters , the children . managers are rude and unhelpful and staff favortism is rife! Disgusting working envioment !
Nursery Assistant (Former Employee) – Kettering – 31 August 2016
I loved working at Busy Bees. All the girls that worked there at the time made me feel very comfortable and welcome. I loved seeing all of the children grow up and help them achieve and grow was amazing.