meet our manager - JENNY
welcome to nascot wood
Jenny set up Jack in the Box in 2010 after starting her early years journey straight from college. She first worked in a day-care setting and moved to a primary school to become the nursery teacher and lead of different areas of the school. Jenny has also completed her Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).
Jenny continues to develop her skills and knowledge of the Early Years through training and working closely with Young in Herts.
Jenny has specialist skills in ECAT (Every Child A Talker programme), Teaching of phonics, is trained in Special Education Needs, and is a Designated person for Safeguarding.
Jenny has led all her settings to Outstanding OFSTED inspections and gained Herts Quality Standard numerous times in her school settings and at Jack in the Box.
Jenny’s passion grows more every day and wants every child to achieve and be the best they can.
Jenny leads an amazing team of ladies at Nascot Wood and creates a bright, vibrant and fun place to play and learn daily. Her love and passion for the early years is clearly seen in her practice.
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Breakfast Club - 8.00am-9.00am
AM Session - 9.00am-12.00pm
Lunch Club - 12.00pm-12.45pm
PM Session - 1.00pm-3.00pm
Tea Club - 3.00pm-4.00pm
Full Day Session - 8.00am-4.00pm
Address: Nascot Wood Road, Watford, WD17 4YS
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Contact Jenny on: 07958746531
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.
time table key
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
All children have a key person this person meets the needs of each child in their care and responds sensitively to their feelings, interests and behaviours. The key person will offer security, reassurance and continuity as well as complete your child’s main assessments. This first part of the term we like children to become familiar with all adults and for all adults to observe and care for all children please refer to the key person lists above the coat pegs. This list may change as some children over the next few weeks may bond with a certain staff member other than their key person and children may move key persons to reflect their bond. Staff are available daily to answer any questions or concerns about your child.
All children have a Learning Journal, which helps to assess your child’s progress and makes a lovely keepsake of their journey with us at Jack in the Box. Your child may make or create things, and these may not come home each day as they will be added to their Learning Journal. This will be managed by their key person. We will be holding an open classroom from Monday 25th November – Friday 29th November from 9.00-9.30 AM children and 1.00-1.30 PM children (All week). This is a time for you to come into the setting and see the children playing and learning and a time for you to look at your child’s learning journal and meet with your child’s key person, who if required will feed back your child’s Two-Year-Old Check or Unique Child Summary. The curriculum we follow is called the EYFS and there are information sheets in the foyer. Please feel free to speak to a member of the team too.
Learning Journals and
Each child, whether they are existing or new children, will receive this form. Please complete and return on your child’s next session as this proves beneficial in supporting their development and transitions in the setting. Any further information you wish to share with us regarding your child will always be happily received. Our sharing tree and wish jar in the foyer is also a great way for us to hear about your news.
All about Me Info Sheets
Our older children will take part in synthetic phonics session. This is a short focus to support your child in beginning to use and recognise sounds and letters. ‘Jolly Phonics’ is a programme which offers children short stories and songs to help learn the new sound which we share with you on our notice board. A Phonics workshop will be held in the near future to share the teaching of phonics.