Our History

Bright Horizons was founded to provide an innovative solution to the lack of affordable, high-quality, childcare for working families. Throughout the United Kingdom, we have a portfolio of more than 300 community and workplace nurseries.

Alongside community nurseries, our business and expertise also includes employer-sponsored family care. We are proud to partner with many respected organisations in both the private and public sectors to provide workplace nurseries and back-up care programmes which cover children, adults and elders.

Since 1986, our hard work, commitment and dedication has had fantastic results including many ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted ratings, professional accreditations and awards. We have seen impressive growth in terms of numbers of clients and nurseries, and also in the range of services we now provide.

Bright Horizons has pioneered the provision of emergency dependent care through our back-up care programmes, and we have made significant achievements in this field - including the operation of the only dedicated back-up care nursery in Europe for one of our investment banking clients in London.