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Busy Bees is a nursery group.

busybeeschildcare.co.uk

Busy Bees job reviews

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  • Best thing

    Kind staff , good management

    Worst thing

    Higher management don’t see how it really is

    6.8

    Busy Bees Nursery assistant, January 2023

  • Best thing

    getting to know the children and seeing their development

    Worst thing

    rude staff, favouritism between staff (some staff get longer breaks if they are “liked more”), 30 minute breaks, not considerate about disabilities

    1.5

    Busy Bees Nursery nurse, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Not working weekends

    Worst thing

    Stress
    Over ratios
    Setting up
    Talking to parents
    No given all breaks

    3.7

    Busy Bees Employee, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Working with children and seeing the children develop

    Worst thing

    Being paid wrong, rota changes last minute and bullying within the workplace because of being different and not like anyone else.

    3.2

    Busy Bees Early years practitioner, December 2022

  • Best thing

    The staff I work with, discount on child care, children I look after

    Worst thing

    Too much paper work, can't book holiday I want, no enough work home balance

    2.6

    Busy Bees Early years practitioner, November 2022

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  • Best thing

    Seeing children progress
    Building bonds with children

    Worst thing

    Over workerd
    Room over populated
    Expected to stay after your shift if you can't get out due to ratio
    sometime your shift ends at 4:30 but you can't get out till 5:30
    no staff support

    2.6

    Busy Bees Early years practitioner, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Looking after the children

    Worst thing

    Managment

    1.2

    Busy Bees Early years practitioner, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Working with the children and watching them grow.

    Worst thing

    They have absolutely no understanding or care in regards to mental health or family problems.

    1.1

    Busy Bees Nursery practitioner, November 2022

  • Best thing

    My team I work with

    Worst thing

    Not enough time to get the written work done and not getting sick pay

    6.4

    Busy Bees Nursery practitioner, October 2022

  • Best thing

    Some of the staff are really lovely and friendly.

    Worst thing

    Understaffed.
    Poor management.
    Undisciplined children.
    Having to stay late.
    Poor infection control.

    3.7

    Busy Bees Nursery nurse, September 2022

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  • Worst thing

    Understaffed underpaid overworked and clicky

    2.4

    Busy Bees Employee, September 2022

  • Best thing

    Working with children, giving each and every child the best start in life. Also preparing them for school

    Worst thing

    Long shifts
    The staff can be rude
    Not much support from the managers

    1.1

    Busy Bees Early years practitioner, August 2022

  • Best thing

    The children and seeing them thrive knowing you’ve played a part in their development

    Worst thing

    Pay

    7.3

    Busy Bees Nursery practitioner, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Watching the children grow and learn. Helping them to become good people and really feeling like you are helping them Academically, socially and physically

    Worst thing

    The lack of respect from the managers, the lack of communication between the staff and managers. The lack of the managers hiring qualified staff. Not being helped in anyway. Getting consistently punished for being sick, by doing the long shifts all week instead of splitting them between. Being gossiped about in the office by managers to other members of staff

    1.2

    Busy Bees Nursery practitioner, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Each day is different, the children and staff make the job bearable.

    Worst thing

    Not having a proper break unpaid hour but only take 40mins.
    Extra work, which is impossible to do done in your shift and supervise children.

    1.5

    Busy Bees Employee, August 2022

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  • Best thing

    Seeing the children develop

    Worst thing

    Lack of praise and support

    2.4

    Busy Bees Nursery practitioner, August 2022

  • Best thing

    The team, staff discount

    Worst thing

    Overworked, not enough support, no understanding of mental health / wellbeing, low staff morale

    1.8

    Busy Bees Employee, August 2022

  • Best thing

    We all get on

    Worst thing

    People don’t do there job let others do the work for them

    1.7

    Busy Bees Nursery practitioner, July 2022

  • Best thing

    Seeing the children happy and watching their confidence grow.

    Worst thing

    Sometimes feeling overworked
    Half an hour lunch break

    6.0

    Busy Bees Early years practitioner, July 2022

  • Best thing

    The children

    Worst thing

    Having to actually be in the building full of toxic people and hating my life

    1.8

    Busy Bees Nursery nurse, July 2022

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  • Best thing

    Seeing children develop

    Worst thing

    Job don't allow for your full dinner time due to ratios plus You never finish your shift on time.

    2.3

    Busy Bees Nursery practitioner, July 2022

  • Best thing

    The children

    Worst thing

    Some staff, horrible and rude to everyone. Management doesn’t do anything. I have a set room with key children and I am never based in that room

    3.0

    Busy Bees Nursery nurse, July 2022

  • Best thing

    The children
    The staff

    Worst thing

    Management
    Head office

    3.2

    Busy Bees Early years practitioner, June 2022

  • Best thing

    Helping children grow, getting to know children and parents

    Worst thing

    Working too much overtime and not having a day off in week

    Also not able to have the holiday off or not knowing if you can get holiday off

    3.7

    Busy Bees Nursery practitioner, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Getting to know the children and watching them grow

    Worst thing

    Pay and long shifts

    3.2

    Busy Bees Employee, May 2022

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  • Best thing

    It’s my dream career

    Worst thing

    Emotionally draining

    3.7

    Busy Bees Early years practitioner, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Working with children

    Worst thing

    Horrible staff , shifts are not spread fairly , hostile environment

    1.8

    Busy Bees Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    The hours are good and the day goes quick

    Worst thing

    Relied on for stuff you shouldn't always be and short staffed

    2.6

    Busy Bees Nursery assistant, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Free training to NVQ levels 2 and above. Mon to Fri working, 8-5 working hours.

    Worst thing

    Extremely inefficient area managers who are very rude, and have no idea of what goes on.

    7.3

    Busy Bees Head chef, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Free lunch

    Worst thing

    They don’t care about anyone. They always break ratio with the children, management made an apprentice clean outside the nursery. Head office and managers above do not care about anyone at all

    1.5

    Busy Bees Nursery practitioner, December 2021

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  • Best thing

    Seeing little personalities grow and develop overtime.

    Worst thing

    Support from other staff members and a lack of support regarding all the paperwork and extra things that the company demands staff do.

    2.8

    Busy Bees Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Over worked, underpaid understaffed. Manager doesn't care about staff emotional and mental health.

    Worst thing

    Paperwork, overtakes looking after children.

    4.1

    Busy Bees Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Work load

    2.3

    Busy Bees Nursery nurse, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Very rare weekend work, shift work, watching children develop

    Worst thing

    Long hours, short breaks, low pay

    4.5

    Busy Bees Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    The children.

    Worst thing

    Management, paperwork, unpaid overtime.

    2.1

    Busy Bees Nursery assistant, March 2021

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  • Best thing

    Seeing children progress and develop

    Worst thing

    Being treat like a number
    Incredibly low pay, minimum wage

    2.8

    Busy Bees Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Working with the children. Teaching them and the relationship I have with them.

    Worst thing

    The responsibility of health and safety

    6.7

    Busy Bees Senior room manager, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Most staff are nice and friendly

    1.6

    Busy Bees Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Watching the children progress
    Helping families

    Worst thing

    Crazy rules
    Constantly being told to improve

    4.2

    Busy Bees Nursery nurse, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Love the children and parents, get along with my team

    Worst thing

    Long hours, poor pay, head office is a joke not enough money to give staff that work in nurseries a pay rise but then staff that works in head office gets a new company car..

    2.1

    Busy Bees Employee, February 2021

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  • Best thing

    Working with young children

    Worst thing

    Long hours

    1.9

    Busy Bees Senior Room Manager, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Watching the children progress and watching them go home at the end of the day

    8.0

    Busy Bees Nursery practitioner, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Working with children and flexible hours to work round my family

    Worst thing

    To much paper work

    5.5

    Busy Bees Early years practitioner, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Looking after little babies is amazing, you do everything you can to teach them and help them grow.

    Worst thing

    It's hard work sometimes no team work in certain times

    4.9

    Busy Bees Room leader, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Seeing the children learn new things and knowing you helped them learn it.
    I’ve made some really great friends.
    I have a good bond with the children even though they won’t remember me.

    Worst thing

    The pay!
    The lack of incentive to work there.
    The bitchyness.

    3.7

    Busy Bees Room leader, November 2020

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  • Best thing

    Lovely staff members, get bank Holidays and weekends off

    Worst thing

    Can be crazy at times

    9.0

    Busy Bees Relief, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Children

    Worst thing

    How long is a piece of string

    1.8

    Busy Bees Dogs Body, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Working with the children

    Worst thing

    Management

    3.5

    Busy Bees Nursery nurse, October 2020

  • Best thing

    The end of my shift and the kids

    Worst thing

    Start of my shift

    1.8

    Busy Bees Child development officer, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Working with children

    Worst thing

    The company and mangement

    1.2

    Busy Bees QEYE, August 2020