meet our manager - PAULA

welcome to KINGS LANGLEy nursery school

My name is Paula and I became the Manager at Jack in the Box Nursery at Kings Langley in January 2020. I am the Designated Person for Safeguarding, am Paediatric First Aid trained and I support the SENCO in the implementation of special educational needs within the setting. 

I have been a passionate early year’s practitioner for thirty years and have a range of invaluable experiences working with children of different ages and abilities. I have worked as a youth worker, a Mencap play scheme manager with the latter years as a nursery nurse in the nursery of a local primary school. 

On a personal level, whilst raising two daughters and working part time I gained my first class BA hons degree in Education Studies and Early Years.
Working for Jack in the Box has allowed me to immerse myself within a pre-school where I can continue to grow personally, believing in their ethos and ambitions by putting the children at the core of all we do. I find my role as a nursery manager both a rewarding and enjoyable privilege. On a daily basis I ensure that I continue to gain a wider knowledge of our children, their families and their cultural capital. This allows me to assist the outstanding team of ladies at Kings Langley, to support all of our children to become independent learners and reach their full potential. We do this by encouraging them to develop self-esteem by valuing and respecting themselves and others, regardless of ability, culture, religion or gender.

On behalf of the team at Kings Langley we would like to welcome you to our Jack in the Box family where we hope your children will experience an enriched play and learning environment where they can explore, take risks, embark upon new challenges and most of all have lots of fun and make lasting friendships.

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Breakfast Club - 8.00am-9.00am

AM Session - 9.15am-12.15pm

Lunch Club - 12.15pm-1.00pm

PM Session - 1.15pm-3.15pm

Tea Club - 3.15pm-4.00pm



Address: 1st Kings Langley Scout Hut, Kings Langley 

Download registration form 

Contact Paula on: 07961120231


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