meet our manager - lucy
welcome to leavesden nursery school
My name is Lucy and I am the Manger at Jack in the box at Leavesden. I am Level 3 qualified in childcare and hold a qualification in Autism. I have over 8 years’ experience in childcare and education.
I joined Jack in the box in January 2019 working as an early year’s practitioner, a role I instantly fell in love with! My hard work and passion for the role was soon noticed by my colleagues and by June 2019 I had been promoted to Deputy Manager. Becoming Deputy Manager meant so much to me, it proved that I was making a difference and it was being noticed! This gave me more drive and desire, which again was noticed by the team and less than 18 months after becoming deputy I was rewarded with another dream promotion, and I became Nursery Manager.
I believe creating a calm and stimulating environment can hep children settle and learn. Learning should be fun as well as educational and I believe every opportunity presented allows a child to learn. I strongly believe the importance of building trust and good relationships with all my parents, and I actively ensure I know each family at Jack in the box.
The team at Leavesden are so welcoming and it really is a nursery that cares about making a difference and giving every child the best start in life.
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Breakfast Club - 8.00am-9.00am
AM Session - 9.00am-12.00pm
Lunch Club - 12.00pm-1.00pm
PM Session - 1.00pm-3.00pm
Tea Club - 3.00pm-4.00pm
Address: Leavesden Green Community Hub, Clarke Way, Watford WD25 0BW
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Contact Lucy on: 07963782004
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.
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.
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
Every day children are provided with fruit, water, milk and other snacks throughout their session. Fresh water is available all day.
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