meet our manager - NICKY
welcome to rickmansworth
My name is Nicky and I have been working with children for approximately the last 16 years. My work began with the experience of helping at Children’s soft play parties. I then embarked upon studying with the Open University and achieved a BA Honours degree in Childhood Studies whilst raising my own family and working part time as a teaching assistant in a primary school.
Ten years ago I began work here, in the preschool based at St. Mary's Church, which four years ago became Jack in the Box. For the last two years I have very much enjoyed being the manager here with a remarkable team of ladies who have helped me drive the nursery forward and develop into all that Jack in the Box promotes. Namely being an outstanding provision to meet the needs of all children through playing, exploring and learning through many fun, positive experiences.
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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: St Mary's Church of England Primary School,
Stockers Farm Road, Rickmansworth WD3 1NY
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Contact Nicky on: 07757280616
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
Friday 13th November Children in Need “Spotacular or PJ’s” pay £1 and dress up in spots or your PJ’s for the day.
Children in Need
W/C Monday 23rd November Parent consultation week. Usually we would be holding open classroom week for parents to share their child’s learning Journal with your child’s key person. This year we are having to do this a little differently. Your child’s learning Journal will be coming home with your child, along with a copy of their end of term summary or 2-year-old check. Please ensure that they are kept safe, handled away from food and returned in a good condition, Learning Journals will need to be returned on your child’s next session in order for us to quarantine prior to use. If you feel that you would like to then speak with your child’s keyworker please email or telephone to arrange a telephone appointment to have a chat.
Parent Consultation Week
As you are all aware Covid-19 continues to be disrupting our everyday lives. Watch this space as there will be further updates on what Jack in the Box will be doing this Christmas. We are hoping to put on a virtual Christmas Nativity…so watch this space and further details will follow. We will also be organising a cooked Christmas Lunch for the children on Monday 14th December. Please see attached request slip. Lastly we will be holding a Christmas party on the morning of the last day of term……again we will keep you updated on these events nearer the time and circumstances permitting.
Friday 18th December Christmas Party 9.15am- 12.15 pm. Dress up in your party clothes for games, dancing, party food and Christmas fun. All children can attend 9.15am -12.15 pm.(Further details will follow)