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Our staff

16 staff hold a level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education and 2 are working towards a level 3 qualification. 2 staff hold a level 2 qualification and we have 2 long serving members of staff who are employed on a bank contract and regularly work in the nursery, 1 has a level 3 qualification.

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 opened 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 - Joanna Taylor

Joanna Taylor Qualification: BA in Children's Learning and Development

Joanna qualified as a nursery nurse in 2004, in Scotland (SVQ3) and she started working at Jack In The Box in April 2008. Joanna obtained a Foundation Degree in Children’s Development and Learning in July 2013, she then continued her studies and obtained a BA in Children's Development in Learning in July 2014.

Joanna is the Transition Officer for the nursery and supports the children, families and staff when transitions to or from the nursery occur.

Joanna works to meet the communication and language needs of the children (Early Language Lead Practitioner).

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.

 
   
 

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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