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Busy Bees Nurseries introduces enhanced family leave benefits

Published: 16/01/2023

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We’re proud to introduce enhanced family leave benefits to all of our Busy Bees employees.  

We have launched a series of benefits including enhanced maternity pay, enhanced adoption pay and shared parental leave.

All eligible* colleagues on maternity leave and adoption leave will now benefit from 12 weeks’ pay followed by 27 weeks of statutory pay as well as a return to work bonus equivalent to four weeks’ pay. 

New dads will also benefit from paid paternity leave. In addition, Busy Bees is offering paid parental bereavement leave of at least four weeks and paid leave following a miscarriage.

Charlotte Hutchings, Group Chief People Officer at Busy Bees, said: “As you’d expect, family is incredibly important to us at Busy Bees, and there is more to life than work. That is why we are committed to supporting our people in achieving a good balance between their work and home lives.

“This is a really positive change that allows us to better support our people and their families during such significant times in their lives, both during and when returning from family leave.

“Offering enhanced family leave ensures our people can take the relevant time off and feel confident in returning to work afterwards too.”

*Eligibility is dependent on individual circumstances and period of employment.