1983

1983

Busy Bees Childcare Nurseries was founded

1984

1984

First Nursery was opened, The Rocklands, Lichfield

1989

Founded Busy Bees Consultancy

1998

Founded Busy Bees Childcare Vouchers

2000

Busy Bees acquires Copperbeech Day Nurseries, St.Albans and Tibbitots Day Nurseries in Lancashire

2001

Kinder Care acquired by Busy Bees

2006

Sold Busy Bees to ABC Learning Centres

2007

2007

Purchase of Leapfrog Nurseries

2008

2008

Busy Bees 25th Anniversary Celebration

2008

Sold Busy Bees Childcare Vouchers, Busy Bees also acquires the TLC nursery chain

2009

Purchased Busy Bees back with backing from Knowledge Universe

2010

2010

Busy Bees Benefits founded

2012

2012

Busy Bees acquires Just Learning Ltd (incorporating Nunu and Careshare) and also Early Years Childcare (EYC)

2013

2013

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plans invests in Busy Bees Nurseries to help fund international expansion

2014

2014

Busy Bees acquires Kinder Nurseries, Meredale Primary School, Caring Daycare Nurseries, two Sure Start Centres, three Major Minors nurseries, one Noah’s Ark nursery and Bitteswell Montessori. In April 2014 Busy Bees acquires Reading International.

2015

2015

Busy Bees acquires 60 Knowledge Universe nurseries across Singapore and Malaysia and Singapore’s Asian International College and also the new Busy Bees Oxford nursery.

2016

2016

Busy Bees acquires Kids 1st, Positive Steps, Bush Babies and Teddy Bear Club Nursery in Dundee. Busy Bees also opens Egham, Milton Keynes Brownswood, Chelmsford Springfield and Croydon Haling Park Nurseries.