meet our manager - zoe
welcome to leavesden
Zoe completed an Early Years PGCE after a drama degree.
Starting as a Year one teacher her passion for the Early Years led her to become the Reception class teacher and eventually leader of the Schools Foundation Stage.
10 Years ago Zoe, with Jenny, opened the doors to their first day at Jack in the Box and they have never looked back.
Zoe has lead all of her settings to Ofsted Outstanding and completed Herts Quality Standard.
Zoe has a passion for teaching especially phonics and the termly concerts which enables her to use that drama degree!!!
Zoe has completed training in Special Educational Needs, Phonics and is Designated Safeguarding person in the setting.
Zoe has a team of energetic and enthusiastic staff at Leavesden who love to think creatively and ‘out of the box’ to provide fun and interactive activities.
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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
Full Day Session - 8.00am-4.00pm
Address: Leavesden Green Community Hub, Clarke Way, Watford WD25 0BW
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Contact Zoe 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 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
Thursday 12th July 11am followed by our Teddy Bears Picnic. Parents and children to stay on after sports day to enjoy a picnic with their child and family. Please remember your picnics and teddy bear.
Your child will have the opportunity to have their photo taken individually, with siblings and a whole class photo on Wednesday 12th and 13th June. Please look out for a sign closer to this date on the door to book your time slot if not your child’s usual days.
Photos by the Two Photographers
W/C Monday 8th July all week. Please come in and share your child’s Learning Journal with their key person at 9:00am- 9.30am. If your child only attends the PM session, please come in at 1:00pm- 1.30pm. Please ensure if your child is a school leaver to try and attend during this week. Time slots for your key person will be up on the door closer to the time.