Bright Horizons Family Solutions

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It was a life changing, eye opening experience

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Former Employee - Nursery Nurse in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Nursery Nurse in London, England (UK)

I worked at Bright Horizons Family Solutions full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Lovely families and some staff

Cons

Not enough staff or support

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Back-up Care Associate Teacher

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    Former Employee - Associate Teacher, Per Diem in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Teacher, Per Diem in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Bright Horizons Family Solutions part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible, very flexible. Sometimes you do not get any hours. But they do work around your schedule. However, during busy days or months, they will ask you for more availability.

    offer children routines and activities during the day to create a fun and structured environment.

    Can ask teachers and directors for feedback or advice. "Open door policy"

    Cons

    hardly any hours to work. You should have or will need a second job.

    Associate Teachers are underpaid. They should make more than 10.00 per hour. Sometimes they function as Head Teachers.

    In back-up, you must dress professional as if you work in a bank. It's hard to keep up with the children with dressy shoes. The environment doesn't feel "relaxed".

    Since all the rooms are interconnected, children and teachers hear everything that is happening, even during nap time, which is not good for the children. For example, a child crying in a toddler room disturbs a preschoolers sleep. Or the school age room gets loud during quiet time and awake the sleeping toddlers or preschoolers.

    The rooms are small and there is not enough lighting in the place overrrall. Bright Horizons back-up needs some major improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of cliques and some teachers who want to take too much control of a classroom without allowing another teacher to take part in creating activities or leading the class or group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Lots of changes since being acquired

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Schaumburg, IL (US)

    I have been working at Bright Horizons Family Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great families, great kids and mostly have a chance to be creative and expand your abilties as a teacher.

    Cons

    *Managment is disrespectful
    *Pay is somewhat higher but raises are given at managment's discretion and not based on merit
    *Rules are constantly changing and teachers are not informed as to why the rules are changed; they are simpled reprimanded for not following rules
    *Teachers are treated as bodies to maintain ratios, not experts in early childhood education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who are honest, trustworthy and respectful to employees
    Offer teachers more ways to have their ideas heard and implemented
    Listen to your teachers when they come to you with a concern about managment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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