FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What benefits does Bright Horizons offer their employees?

Our employees’ well-being is one of our top priorities. Our industry-leading benefits include:  health, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) retirement savings with company match; paid time off; and discount programs for purchasing everything from pet insurance to movie tickets!

In 2018, we launched our amazing Horizons Teacher Degree Program that enables our full-time center-based employees to complete their Early Childhood Education college degree FREE with zero out-of-pocket expenses. Additional tuition assistance is available for career-related college coursework that is not covered by the Horizons program. 


Is Bright Horizons a good place to work?

Yes, but don’t just take our word for it! We’ve been named 20 times as one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For, and are honored to be the only child care company to ever make the list.


Is Bright Horizons hiring?

Yes. Please visit our careers site to view all active Bright Horizons job openings in your area. Our careers site allows you to search for all open positions (part-time, full-time, and temporary) in our centers, including positions at client center that only enroll families who work for specific employers.

What is Bright Horizons?

Bright Horizons is the world's education and care company, trusted by families and employers around the world for safediscovery-driven early education that responds to the specific needs of working families. For more than 30 years, we have partnered with employers to provide services that help working families and employees thrive. We operate community- and employer-based child care centers across the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and India. Bright Horizons’ child care centersback-up child and elder care, and workforce education programs, including tuition program management, education advising, and student loan repayment, help employees succeed at each life and career stage.


Why should I work at Bright Horizons?

As a teacher or leader in one of our child care centers, you’ll work alongside people who share your passion for changing lives, in a place where you get to be you. Together, you will launch a lifetime love of learning for children and support their families throughout their amazing first years. Bright Horizons will be there to support your career dreams – whether that be a FREE college degree through our Horizons Teacher Degree Program or growing into a center leadership role. We have big plans for you. Come build the future with us. Search for positions near you.

What is the Horizons Teacher Degree Program?

Supporting the educational goals of our employees is also important to us. In 2018, we launched our Horizons Teacher Degree Program that enables our full-time center-based employees to complete their Early Childhood Education college degree FREE with zero out-of-pocket expenses. Additional tuition assistance is available for career-related college coursework that is not covered by the Horizons program. 


What is Bright Horizons doing to keep children, teachers, and families safe during the pandemic?

We have enhanced safety protocols including:  reduced class sizes; restrictions as to who comes in and out of our centers; daily health screening and temperature check upon arrival for adults and children; masks for teachers, staff, and all other adults in our centers; and strict guidelines on distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting. Our goal is to ensure that all of our health and safety practices in every center are in line with recommendations provided by the CDC and requirements of state and local municipalities, and have the well-being of children, families, and staff at their core.

Will I have to wear a mask to work at Bright Horizons?

Yes, all staff and adults are required to wear a Bright Horizons provided surgical masks while working, unless they have received a medical accommodation.

Are all Bright Horizons staff be required to be vaccinated?

We are strongly encouraging all of our staff who are safely able to receive the vaccine to do so. We offer a COVID Vaccine Reward Program that includes gift cards for Bright Horizons teachers and center staff once they are fully vaccinated. We also provide a variety of educational materials to our teachers and staff to be sure they have the information they need to understand how to safely access the vaccine at no cost.

What’s a typical day like as a Bright Horizons teacher?

Bright Horizons centers are filled with the sights and sounds of young, active learners! Teaching is a rewarding position that also requires hard work and dedication. Our teaching teams collaborate to create child-centered curriculum and they actively participate in all classroom activities – at both indoor and outside learning areas. Teachers use our mobile app to document daily observations of each child, share classroom activities with parents, and document children’s development. Click to learn more.

Each center has specific schedules to meet the needs of the families enrolled. Depending on the position you apply for, your hours may vary. In general, full-time is an 8.5 to 9 hour day with a half hour or hour lunch break. Search for Bright Horizons teaching positions near you.


What is a typical career path at Bright Horizons?

Bright Horizons teachers are the heart of our program — people with the skills, the passion, and the dedication to make early education their career. We support them with our own award-winning training, as well as with learning opportunities to advance their careers and skills through training, certificates, and college degrees. 

Your career path at Bright Horizons may take many routes. Our teaching positions include substitutes, associate teachers, teachers, and lead teachers; our lead educators and instructional coaches mentor teaching teams; and our health & safety directors and center directors provide supportive leadership for employees and families. We provide ongoing training and resources to support your career goals. Watch our video to learn more.


What is the interviewing process at Bright Horizons?

After completing your application on our careers site, a member of the talent acquisition team will review your education and experience in relation to the position for which you applied. You may be contacted for a 10-15 minute phone screening when you can share more information about your background. A 30-45 minute interview with the center director is the next step, typically completed by phone or virtually due to the pandemic. Final candidates must then complete the required background and reference checks.


What questions will I be asked during an interview at Bright Horizons?

If you're applying for a center or school career, be prepared to share specifics about your experience working with young children. You may be asked to describe a teacher who you consider a role model or about your experience creating curriculum in an early childhood setting. 


What is Bright Horizons commitment to anti-racism and equity?

At Bright Horizons, we are a family, and we stand together in solidarity, in support of one another, in insistence that Black lives matter, and against racism in all its forms. This includes our focus on career development, recruiting, and ensuring a supportive culture to have better representation of Black women and men as leaders throughout the organization. Our Employee Advisory Groups provide safe spaces for employees across the company to share their voice and concerns. We are committed to expanding our meaningful partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and were honored to add St. Philip’s College as a partner institution for our Horizons Teacher Degree Program. We are focused on taking action to make real change, not for a moment in time, but for the long term.