Bright Horizons is recognised again as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces

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Despite an incredibly challenging year for businesses the world over, Bright Horizons was able to sustain an award-winning culture, ultimately achieving a ranking on the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™ list (Super Large category) published by Great Place to Work® UK.

Bright Horizons is among the 183 UK-based organisations on the 2021 list recognised by its employees as an organisation that promotes a healthy workplace culture through trust, pride and camaraderie during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s the 16th year in a row that Bright Horizons has now featured on this list. Bright Horizons is an organisation founded on a desire to care for others and its unique community includes colleagues at nurseries, in the field and in support offices, nursery children and families, and business to business clients and their employees.

The perspective of employees is key to building a successful workplace environment. To determine an organisation’s ranking, Great Place to Work® administers their comprehensive employee survey which represents 3/4 of an organisation’s final score. The remaining quarter of the score comes from the Culture Audit® - a business-driven questionnaire that uncovers and evaluates the organisation's HR and leadership practices, policies and culture. Here’s a snapshot of employee feedback:

  • “Flexibility is something that is unique in that it is not just paid lip service to, it is a regular feature of working here. True care for work/life balance.”
  • “Here you are accepted for being 'you' everyone brings something different and everyone is accepted. We are all here to make a difference in the wellbeing of the children in the nurseries every day and this is evident in every person I work with on a day to day basis.”
  • “Colleagues consider each other as being part of the BH family - they are able to speak openly to share concerns and ideas alike with the knowledge that they will be treated with respect and that their opinion is valued.”
  • “I am treated as an individual and not a number”.

Ros Marshall, Managing Director at Bright Horizons UK, 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."