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Our rooms

There are four play rooms in Jack In The Box nursery in Slough. As every child is an individual, they will be placed in a playroom not only decided by their age but by their developmental needs.

Each room is led by a level three qualified Team Leader.

Baby Room - aged 1- 2 years (up to 18 children)

The staffing ratio is one adult to three children.

Piglet Room - aged 2 - 3 years (up to 24 children)

The staffing ratio is one adult to four children.

Pre-School and Builders Room - aged 3 years - 31st August following the 4th birthday (Pre-school - up to 24 children, Builders - up to 15 children)

The staffing ratio is one adult to eight children.

Staff will work in partnership with parents to ensure the environment is supporting and enhancing the child’s learning, skills and development.

Settling in

About 2 weeks before your starts we would like them to come and visit us for some settling in sessions. This will enable your child to gain valuable experience within the nursery before they start with us.

All about the Key Person System

Most of us would like to have a special close relationship with some person on whom we can rely, a relationship which is significant and precious to us. The young children we work with who do not have the language to express what they are experiencing, need to have these special relationships too. Unless children are helped in a positive and affectionate way they may experience anxiety and confusion in childhood.

The key person system is the nursery’s way of offering children a person to whom they can relate in a special way during their time within the nursery.

The key person builds a special relationship with their key children. They will be the main person to settle the children into the nursery whilst on their experience sessions and take this time to get to know the children’s needs. It is also a point to discuss any information that parents wish to share in order for the key person to care for your child in the best possible way.

However, all staff based within your child’s playroom will be changing the children’s nappies, feeding them, giving babies their bottles and sharing special time. Due to staff holidays or absence the we have a secondary key person system in place.

Routine

We feel that children thrive on structure and routine. Each playroom has set routines specific to the ages and interests of the children in their room. The routines are discussed with parents during the child’s pre-visits or when a child is transitioning to another playroom. Although routines are in place, these are adapted to access learning opportunities of experience, spontaneous activities or events.

Staffing

The nursery strictly adheres to the adult/child ratios as stipulated by Ofsted and we can expect a visit from Ofsted unannounced at any time. The nursery is staffed by a mixture of qualified and experienced nursery practitioners who are required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS).

Testimonials

Hi All,

I want to take this opportunity to THANK Jack In The Box for my daughter P's improvement in communication and social skills in the last year.

Thank you to all the teachers who helped P.

I especially want to mention Maddy, Amnna, Rachel and Shahida.

All the staff in the Pre-School room did excellent work with P - Carly, Sepidah, Emma along with Rachel and Shahida . She is fond of all of them.

Maddy- she helped P to adjust in the Piglet room when P was struggling ....she started liking going to nursery. Maddy did an excellent job in calming P during crisis.

Amnna - helped P to adjust in the Pre-School room seamlessly. The first name that P said was Amnna ....P started drinking milk in school and started to stay for a longer period. P loved Amnna and when asked about her friend it's always Amnna. Amnna taught her how to behave with friends and not get angry.

Rachel - helped P in forming sentences, eating yoghurt, staying in nursery from 9am. She also attended sessions with me for Speech and Language. Taught her good habits of putting rubbish in the bin, saying please, excuse me etc. There was a huge improvement in her communication.

Shahida was her secondary key person and came up with the idea of the communication book so that P can talk about what happened in nursery, at home.

Lee, Richard and Joanna - thank you for addressing my concerns and talking to me, so that I am comfortable.

I am very happy with the overall support of Jack In The Box and will always be grateful for you helping P.

J. G

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