Sky partners with UK’s largest nursery group to support working parents

Sky has partnered with global nursery provider, Busy Bees, to offer a workplace childcare solution to its working parents.

With more than 350 Busy Bees nurseries across the UK, this new partnership will provide more than 25,000 Sky employees with access to a childcare benefit solution, with 10% off their childcare fees at all UK Busy Bees nurseries and further incentives to help parents return to work.

For nearly 10 years, Europe’s leading media and entertainment has run its own employee network, Parents at Sky. Made up of over 3,500 members, the platform is run by working parents to support families across Sky.

Cheryl Graham, Service Strategy Lead for Parents at Sky, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Busy Bees to support our working parents. Through our Parents at Sky network, we identified that we required additional childcare solutions, and we felt it was right to support our employees who may be struggling financially. By making childcare more accessible for our working parents, we believe this will have a positive impact on our employees’ wellbeing.”

Busy Bees is the UK’s largest childcare provider and has four decades of experience in providing a practical, child-centred approach to providing exceptional early years education. The group offers childcare solutions so that employers can offer working parents a workplace benefit. Whether it’s through buying nursery places for emergency childcare or offering a childcare discount, Busy Bees childcare solutions will help businesses retain people longer, hire top talent, improve employee wellbeing, and foster workplace equality.

Antony Morrison, Business Sales Director at Busy Bees at Work, added: “We are delighted to partner with Sky to offer childcare solutions to their employees.

“Work-life balance (65%), mental health (46%) and burnout (33%) rank amongst the top five employee wellbeing concerns. It’s so important that families, especially parents returning to work, feel supported and have viable childcare options available to them. There is huge value in adding a childcare solution to your list of employee benefits and it’s great that Sky is now able to offer further support to working parents.”

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About Busy Bees 

Busy Bees was formed in 1983 and opened its first nursery in 1984 in Staffordshire. Busy Bees has grown to become the largest provider of early years childcare in the nation, with 386 nurseries across the UK and Ireland.


With nearly four decades of experience, Busy Bees has developed a practical, child-centred approach to providing exceptional early years education that exceeds the Government’s standards to ensure every child gets the best start in life. In addition to following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework* in England, its commitment to excellence is also seen through its proprietary Unleashing Potential app, exclusively available for Busy Bees educators and parents.


Its nurseries provide stimulating home-from-home environments filled with rich learning opportunities, featuring plenty of outdoor spaces and a range of activities tailored for each age group, as well as NHS-accredited meals and snacks, freshly prepared on-site by the nursery chefs.


Busy Bees is proud that 97% of its UK centres have received ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted or equivalent.


To learn more about Busy Bees and find your nearest centre, visit


* Busy Bees also follows the Curriculum for Excellence and other relevant guidance in Scotland, and The Foundation Phase in Wales.


About Sky

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We’re famous for innovation. We offer streaming services NOW and WOW; the world’s smartest TV, Sky Glass; and the best aggregation platform, Sky Q. We provide connectivity you can count on in mobile, and fast, secure, reliable residential and business broadband.


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We believe that we can have a positive impact on society, by supporting and creating tens of thousands of jobs, addressing digital inequality, being a diverse and inclusive employer, and becoming net zero carbon by 2030.

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