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
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 Friday 14th June, 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
W/C Monday 8th July all week. Please come in and share your child’s Learning Journal with their key person at 9am- 9.30am. If your child attended the PM session, please come in at 1pm- 1.15pm
Friday 12th 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.