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Busy Bees Early Learning offers above-award wage on top of existing 95 per cent childcare discount for staff

Announcement posted by Busy Bees Australia 01 Jul 2022

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Busy Bees Early Learning (Busy Bees) has announced that it is offering a 2.4% above-award wage for all award staff from 1 August 2022. The 2.4% is above the 4.6% wage increase awarded by the Fair Work Commission.

“Busy Bees Early Learning is thrilled to announce that we are ensuring our Educators receive at least 2.4% above the award, in recognition of the valuable work they do each and every day” Robert Hughes, Chief Executive Officer said.“

We know that Educators have choice and we continue to position ourselves as an exciting and valuable employer in a sector that has faced many challenges and pressures over the last two years. Offering genuine and real benefits to current and new staff is our commitment to their growth and long-term careers at Busy Bees.”

The announcement comes in the wake of Busy Bees offering an Australian-first 95 per cent discount on gap fees to all staff who have a child or children enrolled at a Busy Bees Service across Australia.

“We want to recognise and reward our people, prove that Busy Bees walks the talk of valuing staff and encourage even more fantastic Educators, not only into the early learning sector, but into our Busy Bees Hive,” Chrystal Dillon, Head of People and Culture explained. 

The news has been well received throughout Busy Bees’ Australian Hive with internal comms channels and social media lighting up with excitement and gratitude.

The above-award wage is available to all current and new Busy Bees award staff.

Learn more about Busy Bees Early Learning.

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