Early Childhood

What We Achieved in 2022

The Early Childhood and Operations teams have been working together to deliver a strategy for sustainability as part of our Future Earth Agenda.

There are lots of exciting projects going on across the business to support this plan, such as the engagement of settings in the Eco-Schools Programme. This gives nurseries the opportunity to attain prestigious ‘Green Flag’ status. Our initial aim was to engage 30 settings. However, due to popular demand, we’ve managed to exceed this goal and now have 60 settings signed up to the Eco-Schools Programme, which is great news!

What We Plan to Achieve in 2023

We Aim to Promote Sustainable Early Childhood Provision by:

  • Increasing the number of settings engaged in the Eco- Schools programme in 5 phases, with increments of 60 settings at a time. We will also develop a bank of Forest School resources, in collaboration with our Eco Champions.
  • Creating a Growing Ecologist Programme to join our existing Growing Programmes which enhance our curriculum.
  • Continuing to develop the Forest School offering across appropriate sites in England and Scotland.
  • Rolling out Nature Kindergartens/outdoor classrooms in selected sites with a qualified leader.
  • Continuing to work with the Facilities team to develop a design template and working principles for inspirational outdoor environments for children.

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Future Earth - Reward and Wellbeing

Reward and Wellbeing

We offer a variety of staff benefits that support our Future Earth agenda such as cycle 2 work scheme and season tickets.

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Future Earth - Facilities


Facilities and the control of the build environment makes a significant contribution to the Bright Horizons Future Earth programme.

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Future Earth - Procurement


Sustainable Procurement makes a significant contribution to the Bright Horizons Future Earth programme.

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Bright Horizons Future Earth Agenda - Work and Family

Client Relations

In the Work+Family Team, we are privileged to work with some of the UK’s leading organisations.

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