meet our manager - kayleigh

welcome to brockswood nursery school

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



Address: Shenley Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 7QH

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Contact Kayleigh on: 01442249328 / 07852914934


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

Self Registration
As children enter the nursery for the start of their session, their name card will be displayed. Please support your child at the start of each session to find their name.

Small Group Time
This is a time for children to work daily in small groups with the same practitioner to work on key skills and next steps.

Stories, Songs & Rhymes
Stories, songs & Rhymes are an integral part of every session. This supports their COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT as well as nurturing their love of books.

C.I.P / A.I.A and Free Flow Play
Children are supported during Child Initiated Play (C.I.P). This is where the children choose to free flow play within the nursery. This includes both indoor and outdoor play. During this time Adult Initiated Activities (A.I.A) are available for children derived from their next steps.

Lunch Time
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 remember no products with nuts and ensure that your child's food is cut in a safe way for your child to eat.Please look at our lunch box idea leaflet HERE

Rolling Snack
Every day children are provided with fruit, water, milk and other snacks throughout their session. Fresh water is available all day.

Open Classroom
All activities your child has available to them are linked to the potential learning following the Early Years Foundation Stage (E.Y.F.S) and their individual interests. Parents and carers are welcome to share their child's learning journal with their child's key person at any time or during our terms open classrooms.

dates for your diary

Friday 18th March: Red nose day, pay £1 and raise money for charity.

Red Nose Day

w/c Monday 21st March: Open classroom all week (dependent on Covid-19 cases, this may be held over telephone conversations

Open Classroom