40 Years of Busy Bees

Working at Busy Bees

Discover a role where every day is a new opportunity to make a difference in little lives.

At Busy Bees, our people are passionate about delivering early years education that empowers and inspires children to create their own futures.

We're the UK's leading Early Years provider with a clear vision: to give children the best start in life. We can only achieve this through our amazing team of dedicated and enthusiastic people who deliver this vision every day.

As a family-founded childcare provider, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we’re always on the look-out for people who share those values.

Not only this, but Busy Bees has also become certified as a Most Loved Workplace®, recognising our commitment to supporting our team in the UK.
The accolade was backed by the research and analysis of the Best Practice Institute (BPI) which was established to celebrate organisations that create a great employee experience – read more here

Explore our information on careers in childcare or in many other supporting roles, from our kitchens to our National Support Centre. Find out about the Busy Bees difference and discover our current vacancies, apply for your next job and join us at Busy Bees.

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Why Work at Busy Bees

We celebrate the diversity and potential of all our people. They are central to our vision of giving children the best start in life.

We also believe passionately that our Early Years Educators and support teams make an incredible difference to families and communities, and they deserve to be supported and rewarded every day.

As a part of our team you’ll receive:

  • Leading pay and bonuses – including bonuses for every team member achieving ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating in their centre
  • Up to 50% discount on childcare fees at our nurseries
  • Amazing learning and development opportunities to support a growing career or to be the very best you can be in your current role
  • Career advancement opportunities and the ability to create your own pathway
  • Employee Assistance Program that gives you access to confidential support and assistance
  • High street retail and online discounts
  • Your birthday off in addition to your annual holiday
  • Flexibility to work around your life commitments
  • Opportunities to work globally through our talent exchange programme
  • Recognition and rewards to say thank you for a job well done
  • A company-wide commitment to employee wellbeing and a culture of giving back. Our annual “Love Your Team Week” is just one example where we enjoy spoiling our teams

Learning and Development

We’re not only passionate about unleashing the potential of children, but also of everyone who works at Busy Bees. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to be the very best version of themselves.

Whatever stage you are in your career, whether you’re just starting out, looking to progress to the next level or have leadership aspirations, joining Busy Bees can enable this.

Career paths at Busy Bees are underpinned with exceptional Early Years apprenticeships, learning and development opportunities and superb in-house and external training.

Our people also benefit from using our unique UP app, which provides advice and expertise or educators, supporting their continued professional development.

As well as Early Years Educators, we also actively recruit chefs and kitchen roles, nursery managers and operations leaders. Our National Support Centre houses our central functions such as finance, recruitment and marketing and these support functions are growing too.

Hear first-hand from our people about what you’ll need to succeed and what you can expect from a career in Early Years, as well as why Busy Bees is the best place to work in the childcare sector.

Find Busy Bees Nursery Jobs

Interested in nursery vacancies or want to explore other potential opportunities within Busy Bees? Use our easy to navigate careers portal, with useful filtering options allowing you to search by location, specific centre or by specific keyword.

We can’t wait to welcome you into the Busy Bees family!

We are serious about safeguarding therefore it is an offence to apply for any of our roles if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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