Nursery nurse at Busy Bees

People in this role may also be known as nursery nurses and assistants or early years practitioner.

24 workers in this role at Busy Bees have taken the survey.

How much does Busy Bees pay nursery nurse?

Nursery nurse at Busy Bees
£7.50–9.00
Typical range
£6.98–12.40

Nursery nurse employees at Busy Bees are typically paid £7.50–9.00 an hour, based on data from 24 employees.

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What is management like for nursery nurse employees at Busy Bees?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do nursery nurse think Busy Bees head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    15% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do nursery nurse at Busy Bees feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    71% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

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

    Worst thing

    Paperwork, overtakes looking after children.

    4.7

    Employee, July 2021

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

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What are the hours like for nursery nurse employees at Busy Bees?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do nursery nurse get of their shift pattern at Busy Bees?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 88% report getting one week notice or less
    • 8% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 4% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Not great
  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for nursery nurse to take sick leave at Busy Bees?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    35% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do nursery nurse at Busy Bees do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    58% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for nursery nurse to book a holiday at Busy Bees?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    63% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do nursery nurse at Busy Bees get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    55% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Busy Bees managers change nursery nurse shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    50% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Excellent
  • People get proper breaks

    Do nursery nurse at Busy Bees get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    77% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do nursery nurse at Busy Bees worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    21% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Working with children and flexible hours to work round my family

    Worst thing

    To much paper work

    5.8

    Early years practitioner, December 2020

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older

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  • Enough training

    Do nursery nurse get enough training when they start at Busy Bees?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    68% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are nursery nurse given support to progress at Busy Bees?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 55% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from nursery nurse at Busy Bees

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  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Work load

    3.6

    Employee, March 2021

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The children.

    Worst thing

    Management, paperwork, unpaid overtime.

    3.4

    Nursery assistant, March 2021

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Watching the children progress
    Helping families

    Worst thing

    Crazy rules
    Constantly being told to improve

    5.0

    Nursery nurse, February 2021

    • Manages people
    • £16,000 per year, working a 41 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

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

    7.4

    Nursery practitioner, January 2021

    • £8.75 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Working with children and flexible hours to work round my family

    Worst thing

    To much paper work

    5.8

    Early years practitioner, December 2020

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • 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

    Room leader, December 2020

    • £8.92 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • 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.

    4.7

    Room leader, November 2020

    • Manages people
    • £19,100 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Working with the children

    Worst thing

    Management

    4.0

    Nursery nurse, October 2020

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older

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