Boots offers staff discounted childcare fees during cost of living crisis

By Amanda Pauley | Published: 2-Nov-2022

The health and beauty retail giant is giving working parents one week of free childcare and 10% off further fees at nursery provider Busy Bees

Boots has partnered with global nursery provider Busy Bees to give staff access to discounted childcare fees. 

The UK health and beauty retailer has introduced the programme to help working parents during the cost of living crisis and rising childcare fees. 

The company’s 51,000 employees are now entitled to 10% off childcare fees at the provider.

Staff will also have access to one week of free childcare and no enrolment fees.

Busy Bees has more than 350 nurseries in the UK.

“We are delighted to partner with Busy Bees to give additional support to working parents who form such a large part of our workforce,” said Ben Horner, HR Director at Boots UK. 

“We believe that this is a highly valuable offer for our teams of working parents and those returning to work.

“It offers an additional employee benefit that will make a meaningful difference.”

The programme has been launched to give additional support to working parents

The programme has been launched to give additional support to working parents

Antony Morrison, Business Sales Director at Busy Bees at Work, is “delighted” to partner with the UK beauty retail stalwart on the childcare programme. 

“Finding suitable childcare is a challenge for many working parents,” he said. 

“Sadly, a quarter of parents in the UK do not go back to work following parental leave due to a lack of childcare options available to them.

“Now, more than ever, it is so important that companies recognise the value of adding a childcare solution to their employee benefits.”

Boots has also enhanced its team member discount scheme, with staff receiving up to 45% off all Boots own branded products until at least January 2023. 

These initiatives join Boots existing employee benefits, which include free flu jabs and eye tests and a 50% discount on glasses.

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