meet our manager - kayleigh
welcome to brockswood
It's all change here at Brockswood. We have a brand new nursery. But hot on the heels of this exciting news I'm also pleased to let you all know that Brockswood will now be a Community Interest Company.
Our new Community Interest Company at Brockswood ensures that our surpluses are reinvested in the nursery or in our community, rather than the need to maximise profit for the operators. Our new Community Interest Company will tackle a wide range of social and environmental issues and operate in all parts of the economy. By using business solutions to achieve public good, it is believed that we will have a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive economy
My name is Kayleigh and I am the manager at Jack in the box at Brockswood. I hold an NVQ level 3 in children’s care, learning and development. I began my childcare career in 2004 working as an early years practitioner to becoming a manager. I have experience working in a range of settings, as well as creating a nursery from its foundations to an established setting. I have developed my knowledge and skills over these years and I enjoy being a part of each child’s individual development and ensuring each child receives the support which is needed. I am very passionate in working closely with my team and all families to ensure all children are provided with lots of learning and play opportunities to develop their skills giving all of them the confidence and the best possible start in life. I enjoy watching the children come into nursery seeking challenges, having fun and most importantly being happy and carefree. Myself and my passionate team would love to welcome your family to Jack in the Box.
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Breakfast Club - 8.00am-8.45am
AM Session - 8.45am-11.45pm
Lunch Club - 11.45pm-12.30pm
PM Session - 12.30pm-3.30pm
Tea Club - 3.30pm-4.00pm
Full Day Session - 8.00am-4.00pm
Address: Shenley Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 7QH
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Contact Kayleigh on: 01442249328 / 07852914934
NURSERY SCHOOL CURRICULUM
At Jack in the Box we follow a structure of learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old. This is called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and it enables your child to learn through a range of activities.
The EYFS ensures:
- Children learn through play
- Providers work closely with parents
- You are kept up to date on your child’s progress
- The welfare, learning and all-round development of children with different backgrounds and levels of ability, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
time table key
As children enter the nursery for the start of their session, their name card will be displayed with a YES/NO question for you to answer with your child (this happens daily).
Small Group Time
This is a time for children to work in small groups mainly with their Key Person to work on key skills like shapes, colours, numbers, sounds etc.
Letters and Sounds
Linking Letters and Sounds is scheme where the children have a chance to explore sounds, rhyming and initial letters sounds using the Jolly Phonics programme.
C.I.P & A.I.A
Children are supported during Child Initiated Play (C.I.P) is where the children choose to free play within the nursery this includes both indoor and outdoor play. During this time Adult Initiated Activities (A.I.A) are available for the children to choose.
This is a sociable occasion where children eat with practitioners and peers. Children then have the opportunity to look at books with their peers. We promote healthy eating. Please look at our lunch box idea leaflet HERE
Every day children are provided with fruit, water, milk and other snacks throughout their session. Please bring to each session a piece of fruit and/or vegetable for your child to share.
All activities your child has available to them are linked to the potential learning following the Early Years Foundation Stage (E.Y.F.S). Parents and carers are welcome to share their child's learning journal with their child's key person at any time or during our termly open classrooms. To find out more about our curriculum please click HERE
dates for your diary
Friday 13th November Children in Need “Spotacular or PJ’s” pay £1 and dress up in spots or your PJ’s for the day.
Children in Need
W/C Monday 23rd November Parent consultation week. Usually we would be holding open classroom week for parents to share their child’s learning Journal with your child’s key person. This year we are having to do this a little differently. Your child’s learning Journal will go home with your child, along with two copies of their end of term summary or 2-year-old check. Please ensure that they are kept safe, handled away from food and returned in a good condition, Learning Journals will need to be returned on your child’s next session in order for us to quarantine prior to use. Parents will have a chance to look through their child’s Journal and your child’s key person will be giving you a 10-minute telephone call/ meeting outside during the week at your allocated time slot. Please sign up to a time slot between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on your key workers allocated day.
Parent Consultation Week
As you are all aware Covid-19 continues to be disrupting our everyday lives. Watch this space as there will be further updates on what Jack in the Box will be doing this Christmas.
Friday 18th December Christmas Party 9.30am- 11am. Dress up in your party clothes for games, dancing, and Christmas fun. All children can attend this session if it is not their day from 9.30am -11am.