Busy Bees Childcare Nurseries was founded
First Nursery was opened, The Rocklands, Lichfield
Founded Busy Bees Consultancy
Founded Busy Bees Childcare Vouchers
Busy Bees acquires Copperbeech Day Nurseries, St.Albans and Tibbitots Day Nurseries in Lancashire
Kinder Care acquired by Busy Bees
Sold Busy Bees to ABC Learning Centres
Purchase of Leapfrog Nurseries
Busy Bees 25th Anniversary Celebration
Sold Busy Bees Childcare Vouchers, Busy Bees also acquires the TLC nursery chain
Purchased Busy Bees back with backing from Knowledge Universe
Busy Bees Benefits founded
Busy Bees acquires Just Learning Ltd (incorporating Nunu and Careshare) and also Early Years Childcare (EYC)
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plans invests in Busy Bees Nurseries to help fund international expansion
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.
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.
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.
Busy Bees acquires Treetops Nurseries, a group of 61 settings in the UK, as well as New Town Nurseries, The Edinburgh Nursery, Heriot Hill, Toybox Great Denham, and Bramley’s Nurseries. Busy Bees also opens Warwick, Chichester, Battersea and Charlton.
Busy Bees expands in Australia by acquiring Foundation Early Learning, a group of 30 nurseries. In the UK, Busy Bees acquires Mace Montessori (9 nurseries and 1 school), Daisy & Jake (6 nurseries) and Droitwich Spa Nursery and Kindergarten.