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Our staff

The nursery supports staff continued professional development and encourages practitioners to embark on a range of different courses to aid their own development. The nursery currently employs staff who hold a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in childcare, however also  supports trainees and apprentices through their learning programme. Many of these learners finish their qualification and begin permanent employment at the nursery. We work alongside training providers to ensure learners are supported appropriately. The majority of our staff are qualified to a level 3 or above. This is a requirement for all staff.

If you are looking for a role in childcare, please contact the nursery for information of any upcoming vacancies. Should you wish to become part of our bank staff, please contact NHS Professionals on 03332 407 552 hello@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk

Nursery Manager - Richard Wheeldon

Richard Wheeldon
Qualification: NNEB Diploma in Childcare & Education, NVQ Level 4 in Childcare Management, Foundation Degree in Children's Development and Learning.

Richard worked as the Interim Nursery Manager at Jack In The Box for a year from September 2017. In September 2019 he returned to the role in a permanent capacity. Richard previously worked in our Maidenhead nursery since it's opening in 2006. He was originally the full time Deputy Manager and in addition, from 2008 he was the Nursery Manager on Mondays and Fridays.

Nursery Deputy - Carly Byrne

Qualification: NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development, Level 5 NVQ in Leadership and Management, TAQA Assessor’s Award in Childcare.

Carly began working at the nursery at the beginning of 2009 as a Nursery Assistant. She then gained her Level 3 qualification before becoming a Team Leader. She has spent an extended amount of time leading each of the three playrooms and has filled the role of Deputy Manager one day a week for periods over the last few years, before taking on the role in 2020.

Staff training

Staff access training sessions throughout the year which enable them to enhance their professional development. As well as those attending college or university days to gain their qualifications, all staff will have training sessions for safeguarding children, inclusion within the setting, first aid, behaviour management, fire/health and safety and manual handling.

Staff thrive from accessing training sessions provided In house, by the NHS or Local Authority.



M is leaving to go to school.

JITB has been an incredible journey for M. She has been so well cared for and has learnt so much. She’s made friends for life and I am so grateful to the incredible staff.

The best thing for me as a parent has been the incredible communication with staff and feeling so safe leaving her in their care.

Alison, Sabrina & Shahidah you are all invaluable members of staff and always went above and beyond. Thank you all with all my heart.

I would recommend the nursery and feel it represents value for money.