Rare Restaurants introduces discounted childcare for employees

Rare Restaurants discounted childcareRare Restaurants, the hospitality group that owns Gaucho and M Restaurants, has provided discounted childcare for its employees as part of its benefits package.

Rare Restaurants has 14 restaurants in London and eight across the UK, located in Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Through a partnership with nursery and early years education provider Busy Bees, the group’s employees will be entitled to a 10% discount on childcare fees at any of Busy Bees’ 350 UK nursery settings. They can also access the provider’s Unleashing Potential app, which offers a flexible early years learning programme for children aged up to five years.

The nurseries provide children with Early Years Foundation Stage framework, outdoor spaces, activities tailored for each age group, and NHS-accredited meals and snacks freshly prepared on-site by chefs.

Julie Wilby, head of people at Rare Restaurants (pictured centre), said: “At Rare Restaurants we are passionate about harnessing a values-led culture and understand that our organisation-wide success is driven by the passion and talent of our people. With a third of our 1,300-strong workforce telling us they have caring responsibilities, we considered it essential that we offered them a benefit that would truly impact both their family lives and finances.

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“Offering discounted childcare with the help of Busy Bees is just one of the many benefits we offer our employees. We are delighted to be working with Busy Bees whose nurseries are located within the same cities that our restaurants are based, making it easy and convenient for our teams to take advantage of this childcare solution.”

Benefits for Gaucho and M Restaurants employees include 50% off bills at the restaurants, access to an employee discount platform, a bikes-for-work scheme, and opportunities for career development, progression and for qualifications through an apprenticeship scheme.