A career in childcare with Busy Bees

If you are looking for jobs in childcare, an exciting challenge, or your current career isn't fulfilling you or going in the direction that you had hoped then why not consider working for the UK's largest childcare provider.

At Busy Bees we have a wide range of opportunities for careers in childcare to both challenge and fulfil your working life.

Often people think of nurseries as only offering job vacancies working with children, however due to the size of our organisation we are often looking for support staff, nursery administrators, accounting staff, managers and a whole host of other career skill sets.

No matter if you have worked in the childcare environment for many years, or are simply looking to start a new chapter in your career path we would encourage you to look at our vacancy listings and contact your local Busy Bees Nursery to see if we have any opportunities for you to come and join the team.

But why choose Busy Bees when looking for a career in childcare?

Put simply, despite its size, the company still has it's roots firmly embedded with a feeling of belonging to a family business, one which was created by three families that wanted to provide the best childcare solutions available.

The company has strong beliefs in both offering equal opportunities to all of its employees, investing in people and recognising its staff as their leading resource.

Busy Bees provide top quality support and training for all of their staff on a continual basis, helping to improve individuals own technical and organisational skills and thus providing the kind of overall service that every parent looks for when seeking out a place of security and to trust to send the most important thing in their lives, their children.  

A caring company offering excellent benefits including;

  • Up to 80% discount on childcare 
  • Outstanding training & development opportunities - e.g. fully subsidised Early Years & Management Level 5 qualification
  • Employee Assistance Programme - providing expert information, guidance and support on a wide range of issues
  • Retail Discount scheme e.g. Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer, Odeon, LF Fitness
  • Pension scheme (auto enrolment)
  • Free staff uniform

What Our Staff Say

Emma Watt, Nursery Manager, Welwyn Garden City:

I joined the company back in February 2005 as an administrator with my childcare qualifications already being achieved, within a year a position of Deputy manager became available and due to the qualification and knowledge I had I applied for the position. I was successful and continued with the post.

I held the position for 7 years and during this time I covered Maternity for the Manager. I am a person who always likes to learn new things, so I was really pleased to hear that I would be able to carry out a level 4 qualification in the foundation of early years. Whilst doing this course I also applied for the NVQ in management level 3, as I knew this would support me with my current role and help towards gaining knowledge to progress onto become a manager myself one day. So before completing my level 4 I also started a qualification for my Level 3 management.

I found both courses very rewarding and a great help to my role within the setting. I gained hands on knowledge that I still use to this day. I have now been a Manager of Welwyn Garden City since 2012 and thoroughly enjoy it. I am now taking part in my Level 5 NVQ in management, which is also proving to be very interesting and supportive to my role. I am always interested in additional learning opportunities and feel that the Busy Bees training department offers great opportunities for their employees.

My long term goals would be to progress within the company and become a Regional Director.   

Don't take our word for it – listen to what our staff have to say

How can I work for Busy Bees?


Emma BrownHello, my name is Emma Brown, I am the Manager at the Thetford Busy Bees Nursery. I have a wide knowledge of the roles within the Busy Bees nurseries and understand that looking for a new opportunity can be stressful so, I want to help and support you!

If you see a role available that you would like to know more about then just get in touch with me and ask me about it, I can guide you and answer any questions you may have about the role or Nursery.

We are always looking for dedicated and committed staff to join our team at Busy Bees. If working for a No 1 childcare provider that can offer you progression and training sounds like the role for you……..then call me on 0330 134 8820 or drop me a text on 07814 869336 with your name, the position you are interested in and the Nursery location. If you want to give me details of the best time/date to call you then I am happy to call you back then.

If you are interested in a career at a Busy Bees Nursery near you take a look at our current vacancies page.

Current Vacancies