Busy Bees Nurseries

Busy Bees Nurseries

About Us

One of the UK’s leading childcare provider, with over 380 nurseries nationwide.

You’ll love why we’re different, each of our 380 nurseries across the UK have been specifically designed to suit the needs of your child and give them the best start in life.

Our Mission

Deliver high quality childcare and exciting opportunities for learning that give every child a head start as they prepare for school.

Our Core Values

Care – We take care very seriously

Service – We are an integral part of parents’ support network

Quality – We set and maintain the highest standards, it’s what children and parents deserve

Value – We ensure that we provide outstanding value for money

Website: https://www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk/working-at-busy-bees

Reviews


2.9
Rated 2.9 out of 5
2.9 out of 5 stars (based on 21 reviews)
Excellent24%
Very good9%
Average24%
Poor19%
Terrible24%

Pros and cons

Rated 3 out of 5

Pros:

Nice setting in a lovely area.

MAINLY, a lot friendlier than other nurseries I have worked in. Generally, staff are down to earth, helpful and kind.

Children were lovely.

Cons:

One staff member I found difficult and rude which is why I left. Made me feel uncomfortable and upset. Some think because they are older that they know best and talk down to other staff members.

Too much paperwork

Too many kids and not enough staff

Very long hours, often staying on way past finish time.

High staff turnover

Only care about the money they are receiving

Rated 1 out of 5

Busybees as a company are the worst company I have ever worked for. They have no respect for the family life of their employees nor do they care about their mental/physical health. For what is expected of the staff they pay very little. They are constantly saying they need more level 3 staff and yet in the 7 years I was there I asked repeatedly to get signed up and it never happened. I was made to feel bad because my son was ill and I had to keep him off school an extra day (he is12 and I had no one else to have him). I would not recommend working for this company to my worst enemy.

Underpaid

Rated 1 out of 5

Continually had problems with payroll and multiple issues within the nurseries running. i believe due to a clique that had formed with some staff and management, many issues would have been resolved had i fitted into that. workers are constantly overworked.

for how expensive the childcare is the service is awful.

No longer work there and I am still resolving issues.

Stressful and tiring work place

Rated 2 out of 5

Good for young people to work their way up in the company, if you are career oriented, however you’ll need to fit in with the company and let things go over your head whilst working with young people, who may be lazy!!

Buzzing place to work!

Rated 5 out of 5

The second I saw the job advertised I knew I just had to apply for it! My own children attended Busy Bees Wellingborough 18 & 14 years ago and I had a great parent experience (and they had the ‘best start’ in their learning)!

As part of my interview I was given a tour of the nursery, I was thrilled to discover many of the staffing team that cared for my own children were still here after all these years, their welcome and joy to see me and vice versa made me want the job even more! After a thorough 3 part interview process (phone screen/interview and 2 face-to-face interviews) I was offered the post. The organisation then conduct a detailed employment history, reference and DBS check….

Fast forward 6months (to now), and I am living the dream! I feel like I have always been here. My team are brilliant, they are just great with the children-I saw this as a parent all those years ago and now I see it as their manager every day. My Area Director and Operations Director are very approachable and incredibly supportive and motiviating with my ideas/suggestions.

My induction was thorough and the ongoing, regular support is still there from my area director, quality advisor and health and safety advisor. I never feel alone, there is always someone to ask questions or help. For me, it’s the best. I’m so happy to be part of this organisation. Everyday I enjoy going to work (I know not many people can say that!). I feel totally blessed and grateful.

Updated on October 10, 2022

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