meet our manager - AGnesE
welcome to yewtree nursery school
My name is Agnese and I am the manager at Jack in the box at Yewtree.
I hold an NVQ level 5 in Childcare and Management and leadership. I Began my career in Childcare 15 years ago as a volunteer to gain experience to be able to undertake NVQ level 3 in Childcare. After that I became a qualified practitioner leading to Deputy Manager then Manager.
I feel so proud to have been part of the Yewtree setting from its foundations stage, being lucky enough to be part of the opening team. I worked alongside the Manager as Deputy to develop and role out a happy and successful setting which offers quality childcare for children
I am very passionate and take deep pride in working with children, their families, and all the team at Jack in the Box. I lead a team of 8 child care practitioners and together we provide a stimulating happy environment, full of learning and play opportunities for all of our children.
I very much value my working relationship with the parents, ensuring we are providing good care for their children whilst in our setting, but also rolling that over into home learning opportunities. Every day I ensure that at the door on welcoming the children I offer support, conversation and updates on their children’s learning, behaviour and development.
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Breakfast Club - 8.00am-9.00am
AM Session - 9.00am-12.00pm
Lunch Club - 12.00pm-12.00pm
PM Session - 1.00pm-3.00pm
Tea Club - 3.00pm-4.00pm
Address: Cattsdell, Highfield, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 5SF
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Contact Agnes 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.
Key moments in your childs day
As children enter the nursery for the start of their session, their name card will be displayed. Please support your child at the start of each session to find their name.
Small Group Time
This is a time for children to work daily in small groups with the same practitioner to work on key skills and next steps.
Stories, Songs & Rhymes
Stories, songs & Rhymes are an integral part of every session. This supports their COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT as well as nurturing their love of books.
C.I.P / A.I.A and Free Flow Play
Children are supported during Child Initiated Play (C.I.P). This is where the children choose to free flow play within the nursery. This includes both indoor and outdoor play. During this time Adult Initiated Activities (A.I.A) are available for children derived from their next steps.
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 remember no products with nuts and ensure that your child's food is cut in a safe way for your child to eat.Please look at our lunch box idea leaflet HERE
Every day children are provided with fruit, water, milk and other snacks throughout their session. Fresh water is available all day.
All activities your child has available to them are linked to the potential learning following the Early Years Foundation Stage (E.Y.F.S) and their individual interests. Parents and carers are welcome to share their child's learning journal with their child's key person at any time or during our terms open classrooms.
dates for your diary
Friday 18th March: Red nose day, pay £1 and raise money for charity.
Red Nose Day
w/c Monday 21st March: Open classroom all week (dependent on Covid-19 cases, this may be held over telephone conversations.