Why Work For Bright Horizons?

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

Here at Bright Horizons, you’ll find a family of caring, passionate people committed to providing exceptional experiences, dedicated to using their unique talents every day, and joined by a common theme: that we love what we do because it matters. Giving children and our families the best possible care is at the core of everything we do. 

Come and join us and you’ll discover satisfying work with an award-winning company where our team spirit rules and our HEART principles dictate all we do.

There are many perks to working with us

We have a comprehensive package of employee rewards and benefits, including an annual calendar of fun employee appreciation events throughout the year or Annual Awards of Excellence night, and childcare discount and much more! To view all our benefits, click here:

Bright Horizons Benefits 

A Company with HEART 

Working with HEART at Bright Horizons

These HEART principles form the foundation of our culture, through which we encourage Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork. Many of us even adopt these principles in both our personal and work lives. We work hard and take our work seriously, but also make sure to have fun and celebrate working with our wonderful teams and families.

While our nurseries are our core, we’re so much more! We recognise the critical role each team and individual plays in fulfilling all our services and wider company mission – to support our families achieve a healthy work life balance through safe and reliable child and eldercare.

Whether you’re looking for one of our many different roles within our nurseries, an accountancy position, wanting to work directly with clients or even become one of our team of talented chefs, we provide an environment where employees can bring their whole selves to work, and where individuality, creativity, and contributions are valued.

Our Diverse Family

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

We understand the importance of welcoming difference, creating a sense of belonging and providing opportunities for our employees to bring their full selves to work. We’re a vibrant tapestry of employees, children, and families from a myriad of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. 

Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work 2021 Logo

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 recognised as a ‘Best Workplace’ by the Great Place to Work Institute every year since 2006, making us the only childcare company to hold this prestigious accolade for 16 years straight.

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.

Speaking further about this great accomplishment, Ros Marshall, our Managing Director said: “Being one of the ”Best Workplaces” in the UK matters to us because it measures factors that we consider important to our company, such as credibility, respect, fairness and corporate responsibility. We are committed to providing the highest quality care and education for the early years, by creating rich learning and play experiences that empower children to become confident, creative lifelong learners, helping each child to see the world as an invitation to learn, to grow, and to live fully. We also believe that being a Best Workplace employer ourselves, equips us to guide and assist our clients as they support the dependent care needs of their own employees and their families."

The 5% Club

We are also delighted to be part of The 5% Club, reinforcing our commitment to ‘earn and learn’ opportunities. This industry led initiative includes over 500 employers and is focused on accelerating the recruitment of apprentices, graduates, and sponsored students to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers. Companies joining The 5% Club commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students, and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years.


We Give Back

Giving back to the families in our community is not only the right thing to do, 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 create ‘Bright Spaces’ - warm, safe, enriching play environments located in homeless shelters, domestic violence refuges, hospitals, police stations and prison visits halls. They are used by our Bright Space partners for a range of purposes, including play, therapeutic services, family visits and child protection interviews.

The Foundation believes that we can make the world a better place by working collaboratively to strengthen families, support our communities, share our knowledge, and encourage others to join us in making a difference.  When you join Bright Horizons, you can be proud to be a part of an organisation that works to leave a positive and long lasting legacy in our communities.

Bright Horizons Foundation for Children

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 ceremonies, where we celebrate outstanding achievements:  finalists are recognised in a wide range of categories and are chosen from nominations submitted by colleagues, parents, and clients. We also hold an annual Employee Appreciation Month when everyone is encouraged to show their appreciation for each other – and again we invite nursery families to share their thanks too. 

Have a look for yourself at all the creative ways we have fun throughout the year:

Working at Bright Horizons



We’d love to welcome you to the family, so click here to apply for your nearest job opening today. If you have any queries please email europe.recruitment@brighthorizons.com.