Learning at Work Week

Date: 18 May 2016

Learning at Work Week commences on 16th May – 22nd May, and is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning since 1999. Learning at Work Week (which was formerly Learning at Work Day) aims to put the spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development. 

Bright Horizons is committed to providing naturally inspiring, exceptional care and education for the early years. We value the importance of training our staff, which allows for continual growth and development for our employees, which in turn ensures we meet our own high expectations and standards regarding our work force.

Some examples of the training we provide our staff are listed below:

World Class Welcome

Within the first 12 weeks of joining Bright Horizons, all of our staff receive a ‘World Class Welcome!’ The training gives new starters a better understanding of the history of Bright Horizons, our mission statement, and how the company’s HEART principles (Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork) are embedded into our culture.

The Great 8

Making the mandatory training fun! Our unique approach to the essential training you must complete when joining any new company sets us apart from our competitors. We incorporate a wide range of learning mediums in bite size sessions, ensuring all the key topics are covered, without taking people out of work for too long.

Being the best you can be

This training covers a wide range of topics; Pedagogy, HR Skills Training, Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, Customer Service Training and Managing Children’s Behaviour. This training is focused more for the staff working in our nurseries, to enable our front line teams to maximise their potential whilst working with children.

Building leaders of the future

We believe that everyone is a Leader and we are committed to giving our staff the opportunity to grow to their full potential. We offer a two day off site training programme, named ‘I am a Leader,’ which shares the way we do things at Bright Horizons, and the part our staff play as leaders to put this into action.

We also have the Room Leader Development Programme for our nursery staff, and is a self-paced, blended learning programme, combining reading, reflection, videos, webinars and group sessions to introduce Room Leaders to the skills, knowledge and capabilities required to develop their leadership expertise.

Keeping ahead of the Game

Within the industry we are really leading the way by using technology to help embed learning and sharing of ideas between staff.  Our staff connect through online communities, join in interactive webinars and access online tools and resources such as ‘Leaders Readers’ Bookclub.