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Introduction to Bright Horizons

When you join Bright Horizons you don’t just start a new job. You become a part of our family.

We believe that your potential is endless, and it is our focus around family that creates the encouraging environment where you can thrive and accomplish those things that you may have thought impossible.

Every day is different at Bright Horizons – our children will make sure of that! One thing that will always remain the same is our commitment to deliver a supportive working environment, high standards of training, an industry-leading salary and fantastic career progression.

We are proud to be an international award-winning childcare employer. But what really sets us apart is the positive difference we make for the families in every community our nurseries call home.

Want to be part of our family?

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Find your perfect opportunity at Bright Horizons

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Bright Horizons have a flexible apprenticeship programme, offering a gateway into an inspiring new career. Regardless of your age or whether you have other demands on your time – Bright Horizons will help you to find a way.

Example roles at Bright Horizons

nursery assistant

Nursery Assistant

Consistently deliver and plan rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps all children to develop and meets their individual needs…

room leader

Room Leader

Delivering a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in our nursery alongside keeping everyone safe. As part of the senior team you will be responsible for leading, mentoring and coaching a team of early year’s practitioners

bank staff

Bank Staff Member

Have a flexible approach to working hours and where required, support nurseries local to the area…


Nursery Nurse

As a Nursery Nurse working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development – as well as a caring and passionate place to work…

Bright Horizons brand values

- A company with HEART

To understand us a little better and to see if you’re a perfect fit, it’s helpful to see what drives us every day – our HEART principles. HEART stands for:

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Why are these important? These values define our workplace culture, creating a supportive network around you by fostering growth, diversity and professionalism.

- Our diverse family

When you join the Bright Horizons family, we know you will fit right in — no matter what your experience or background is. We want you to bring your unique personality and perspective to our families, colleagues and children in our care so your light can shine even brighter.

To help this happen, we have created a Strengths Champions programme. This programme gives you the opportunity to be a thought leader on topics you know best, and to be a role model amongst our staff by sharing that knowledge with the organisation.

- Great place to work

We believe we are a great place to work, and we work hard to achieve this every day. But it isn’t just us saying this. We are proud to have been voted a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the 14th year by the Great Place to Work Institute.

This award is a result of both an independent examination of our company’s practices and an employee survey which gives us reassurance that we continue to be a leader in providing a fantastic workplace for everyone.

- We give back

Giving back to the families in our community is not only our responsibility, it’s what we love to do. This is why it gave us great pleasure in 2005 to establish the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.

Our foundation works with community agencies to open ‘Bright Spaces’ so families undergoing crisis and living in temporary accommodation – such as domestic violence shelters or refugees centres – have a place to play, learn, and have fun and most of all, feel safe.

- We have fun!

The work you do at Bright Horizons is rewarding in itself, but we love to show our appreciation in ways you’ll love too.

We organise fun events and activities throughout the year including our Awards of Excellence ceremony, where you can nominate others and be nominated for outstanding awards across many categories.

We also hold Employee Appreciation Month every year to share our appreciation for all of our employees across all of our nurseries and support offices. This month is full of activities including team lunches, pub-style quiz events, visits from an ice-cream van and so much more!

Do you think you would enjoy working at Bright Horizons?