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
12:30pm to 3:30pm Thursday 18th July. A time sheet will be placed on the door closer to the time.
Photos will be taken this term on Wednesday 22nd May, if your child does not attend this day and you would like your child’s photo taken then please add their name to a time on the list placed on the wall closer to the time. Pm children’s photos will be taken when they come in. If you would like a photo with your child’s sibling, then please book at time.
Photos by the Two Photographers
Songs and rhymes have a hugely positive impact on a child’s language and literacy development. Children love rhyme, rhythm and repetition. These three things found in songs and rhymes can naturally help to boost a child’s language and literacy skills. To support this, we would like to invite you in to learn some of the rhymes we sing at nursery. We will be holding three different rhyme time workshops on Wednesday 5th June, Wednesday 12th June and Wednesday 19th June at 9.00am until 9.15am please come and join us sing.
Rhyme time sessions
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- 1.15pm. 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.
Thursday 10th 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.