meet our manager - sara
welcome to yewtree
I am Sara the current manager of Jack in the Box. I have been working in childcare and education for over 15 years. I started with a college course in Childhood Studies then went on to gaining a BA Honours Degree in Education. Along the way I have gained experience in different educational settings and an expert knowledge of child development. I joined Jack in the Box at Yewtree in March 2017 with an already well-established, passionate and exceptional team.
The best part of the job is shaping how the children grow whilst with us by getting to know each family individually we can support each child’s individual needs so they flourish.
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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: Cattsdell, Highfield, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 5SF
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Contact Sara on: 01442 252846 or 07960 381 422
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 go home with your child, along with two copies 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. Parents will have a chance to look through their child’s Journal and your child’s key person will be giving you a 10-minute telephone call/ meeting outside during the week at your allocated time slot. Please sign up to a time slot between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on your key workers allocated day.
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.
Friday 18th December Christmas Party 9.30am- 11am. Dress up in your party clothes for games, dancing, and Christmas fun. All children can attend this session if it is not their day from 9.30am -11am.