meet our extended team

welcome to jack in the box nursery school

Anne-Marie - area manager

Hi, my name is Anne-Marie and I am the Area Manager at Jack In The Box. 
  
I have worked within education settings for the past 20 years as a special needs assistant in Secondary Schools, Nurseries as a Nanny and as an Early Years teacher in Beirut, Lebanon. 
  
In 2006 I took time out and travelled the world. I volunteered in schools in Peru, where I learned and experienced so much, an adventure I will never forget. 
  
I began working for Jack In The Box in September 2010 and have been a dedicated and loyal member of the team for 12 years. I have spent the majority of this time managing the largest of the 6 nurseries, Kings Langley. 
  
Following a brief spell on maternity leave with my two children, I have now returned as the Area Manager, supporting the Nursery Directors and all 6 nurseries with the running and organisation of the settings. 
  
Along the way I have also gained a first-class degree in Early Years and Education. This has not only taught me that being focused on a goal, even in the later stages in life, is possible, but has also allowed me to apply my passion of the Early Years and Education putting my kills into practice. 
  
I have always been a believer in learning through play and love watching the children develop through the fun and exciting activities that we provide. I hold great passion for my job and I love the idea that I am making a difference to enhance children’s learning and development. I love that I can play a part in carving a foundation for their future journeys and I thrive on making positive impacts in a fun and engaging way. 

I believe that children see magic because they look for it, so I try to sprinkle a little magic wherever I can - just for them!  

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Being your main point of contact for all matters concerning your child’s well being, development, health and behaviour.

how we work

It is our priority to make each child and their family feel welcome and valued from their first day onwards.In order to do this we have a settling in procedure. On your initial visit you will meet your Keyworker. This is the person with whom you will have most contact. Your Keyworker takes a special interest in your child and has specific duties. These include:

Under the Data Protection Act we have to ensure that we obtain the correct information on your child and family, this includes correct spellings of first and second names.

Your Keyworker will show you and your child around, introduce you to everyone and begin getting to know your child a little. They will ensure all the paperwork is completed. We include an initial child profile to enable you to pass on as much information as possible about your child’s needs, likes / dislikes and interests. Your Keyworker will arrange a series of visits to give your child chance to familiarise with others children, staff and the environment. Within a few visits most children are ready to start Nursery.

Our settling in procedures is designed to meet individual needs. If you have any concerns please talk to your Keyworker.

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Keeping all your child’s records up to date- these records are available for you to look at at any time - just ask your Keyworker.

how we work

It is our priority to make each child and their family feel welcome and valued from their first day onwards.In order to do this we have a settling in procedure. On your initial visit you will meet your Keyworker. This is the person with whom you will have most contact. Your Keyworker takes a special interest in your child and has specific duties. These include:

Under the Data Protection Act we have to ensure that we obtain the correct information on your child and family, this includes correct spellings of first and second names.

Your Keyworker will show you and your child around, introduce you to everyone and begin getting to know your child a little. They will ensure all the paperwork is completed. We include an initial child profile to enable you to pass on as much information as possible about your child’s needs, likes / dislikes and interests. Your Keyworker will arrange a series of visits to give your child chance to familiarise with others children, staff and the environment. Within a few visits most children are ready to start Nursery.

Our settling in procedures is designed to meet individual needs. If you have any concerns please talk to your Keyworker.

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Keeping your child’s achievement book up to date - this book makes a lovely keepsake for you to treasure for years to come.

how we work

It is our priority to make each child and their family feel welcome and valued from their first day onwards.In order to do this we have a settling in procedure. On your initial visit you will meet your Keyworker. This is the person with whom you will have most contact. Your Keyworker takes a special interest in your child and has specific duties. These include:

Under the Data Protection Act we have to ensure that we obtain the correct information on your child and family, this includes correct spellings of first and second names.

Your Keyworker will show you and your child around, introduce you to everyone and begin getting to know your child a little. They will ensure all the paperwork is completed. We include an initial child profile to enable you to pass on as much information as possible about your child’s needs, likes / dislikes and interests. Your Keyworker will arrange a series of visits to give your child chance to familiarise with others children, staff and the environment. Within a few visits most children are ready to start Nursery.

Our settling in procedures is designed to meet individual needs. If you have any concerns please talk to your Keyworker.

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Observing your child’s development and learning, sharing their successes with you and planning how to help your child reach their full potential.

how we work

It is our priority to make each child and their family feel welcome and valued from their first day onwards.In order to do this we have a settling in procedure. On your initial visit you will meet your Keyworker. This is the person with whom you will have most contact. Your Keyworker takes a special interest in your child and has specific duties. These include:

Under the Data Protection Act we have to ensure that we obtain the correct information on your child and family, this includes correct spellings of first and second names.

Your Keyworker will show you and your child around, introduce you to everyone and begin getting to know your child a little. They will ensure all the paperwork is completed. We include an initial child profile to enable you to pass on as much information as possible about your child’s needs, likes / dislikes and interests. Your Keyworker will arrange a series of visits to give your child chance to familiarise with others children, staff and the environment. Within a few visits most children are ready to start Nursery.

Our settling in procedures is designed to meet individual needs. If you have any concerns please talk to your Keyworker.

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Working in partnership with you to find solutions to any problems that might occur.

how we work

It is our priority to make each child and their family feel welcome and valued from their first day onwards.In order to do this we have a settling in procedure. On your initial visit you will meet your Keyworker. This is the person with whom you will have most contact. Your Keyworker takes a special interest in your child and has specific duties. These include:

Under the Data Protection Act we have to ensure that we obtain the correct information on your child and family, this includes correct spellings of first and second names.

Your Keyworker will show you and your child around, introduce you to everyone and begin getting to know your child a little. They will ensure all the paperwork is completed. We include an initial child profile to enable you to pass on as much information as possible about your child’s needs, likes / dislikes and interests. Your Keyworker will arrange a series of visits to give your child chance to familiarise with others children, staff and the environment. Within a few visits most children are ready to start Nursery.

Our settling in procedures is designed to meet individual needs. If you have any concerns please talk to your Keyworker.

michele - area senco

Hi there, my name is Michele and I am the Area SENCO at Jack In The Box Nursery's.
I have been working with children for 23 years after completing my NNEB – Diploma in Nursery Nursing. The past 20 years of my career has been dedicated to working with children with special educational needs and disabilities in a variety of settings, such as specialist schools, mainstream schools and in the community. During this time, I have built up a wealth of knowledge, experience and training, some of this includes Makaton training, working with children with autism, social communication needs training, PECS (picture exchange communication system) training and Earlybird training, which supports parents to develop their understanding of autism and discover ways to support their child.
 For the last 10 years I have been a committed member of the Jack In the Box team, where I have worked as a SENCO and manager. My focus has always been for all children to come into our settings and ensure that their learning and development opportunities are unique, enabling them to reach their full potential, whilst also supporting and working alongside the families.
During my time at Jack In The Box my passion and desire grew to give even extra support and inclusion to our children with SEND. With the support of our directors Zoe and Jenny my role as area SENCO was created so that I can dedicate my time to support our children, families and invaluable staff in ensuring that we strive to do our very best for the children to grow, learn and achieve their full potential whilst at Jack In The Box. 
I look forward to welcoming you and your child as they start their exciting Jack In the Box journey.