Our History

Where We Started - Bright Horizons

Where We Started

In 1986, our US founders recognised that finding reliable childcare was a huge barrier for many working parents. These challenges inspired them to launch Bright Horizons, with the goal of providing families with an innovative and high-quality childcare solution.

Over the last 30 years, Bright Horizons has continually evolved to anticipate, and provide solutions for, the changing needs of working families.

You can be confident your child is in safe hands as recognised by our awards, professional accreditations and Ofsted ratings.

Find A Nursery
Growing With Our Children - Bright Horizons

Growing With Our Children

We began with our community nurseries but now offer a wide range of other supports for working families, including:

  • Workplace nurseries
  • Employer-sponsored family care
  • Corporate benefits

In 2005 we even set up our own charity - The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children - a non-profit organisation which is focused on brightening the lives of disadvantaged children, youth and families who are experiencing homelessness or other crises.

Education And Development
Work+Family Corporate Benefits - Bright Horizons

Work+Family Corporate Benefits

While nurseries are our core, we're so much more! Our wider employer services have been created to support our families achieve and maintain a healthy work-life balance, whatever stage of life they are at.

Employees can now benefit from workplace nurseries, safe and reliable back-up care for children, adults and the elderly, as well as coaching and development programmes, specialist consultancy, and a range of other work-life supports.

Corporate Solutions

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