Bright Horizons named as a finalist in the Culture Pioneer Awards 2022

Bright Horizons is thrilled to have been chosen as a finalist in the Learning Category at the Culture Pioneer Awards 2022. The awards, run by HRZone and TrainingZone, celebrate the people, teams  and organisations that are committed to nurturing thriving organisational culture. Finalists in the Learning Category demonstrate that  they are a team and  organisation that enables business-critical learning at an individual, cohort  and company  level, as part of their day-to-day culture and provision.

Bright Horizons is committed to providing all of its 7,500 people with education programmes, training, learning and development opportunities throughout their careers, from nursery apprentices, qualified educators, future leaders, graduates, leaders and to senior leadership. Our colleagues learning journey starts with their My Bright Arrival induction programme which provides comprehensive learning during the first six months of being part of the Bright Horizons family. The subsequent part of the induction programme focuses on potential career pathways and creating an individual  Professional Development Plan.

Everyone at Bright Horizons has access to a dedicated and personalised online learning portal, has the opportunity to develop and knowledge share through bespoke talent programmes, as well as access to an ILM accredited Career Coach. Over the past year, the company has increased its retention rate by nearly 10% and its overall employee satisfaction rate by 2%.

Louisa Devonport, Professional Development Talent Manager at Bright Horizons, said: “In the same way that Bright Horizons works to inspire a lifelong love of learning in the children we care for, we also want to ignite a passion for learning and personal growth in our colleagues. We've worked hard to create a talent strategy that works for people no matter where they are in our organisation or what stage they are in their careers with us. Working in the early years sector is an important and rewarding career option and our skilled practitioners are key to our high-quality service.”

Blaire Palmer, Culture Pioneers judge, culture specialist and CEO of That People Thing, said in her judging feedback: “You have come so far and shown dedication to creating a really comprehensive approach. People are really supported as they progress through the organisation and they appreciate that support and a clear pathway with clear expectations. This is a tough industry to be in and I commend you for how hard you've worked.”

The winners will be announced on 15th September at The Arboretum in central London.