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The Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust nurseries are friendly, professional environments to work in where staff are given the opportunity to develop their childcare skills and progress their careers.

We have medium sized friendly nurseries where the staff know each child and their family well and our nurseries have an excellent reputation within the local community.

The staff teams are strong, supportive and caring and there is a low staff turnover.

There are a number of benefits to working for Jack In The Box nursery.

These are some of the comments made by Jack In The Box staff about why they enjoy working in the nursery.

Leona joined the nursery in February 2010 as an Apprentice Nursery Nurse and she is now employed as an NVQ Level 2 Nursery Assistant who is working towards her NVQ Level 3 qualification.

What does Leona enjoy about her job? "Learning new things, helping with the development of children and being involved with their achievements."

The benefits of working for BHFT are "Working towards a level 3 qualification, good maternity benefits and the training provided by the Trust."

And the benefits of working for Jack In The Box "The nursery has a brilliant, supportive management team who are always willing to help in any way. As a whole team I feel we work well and show support to each other."

Carly joined the nursery in January 2009 as a Nursery Assistant. During her time in the nursery she obtained her NVQ Level 3 and became a Nursery Nurse and then a Team Leader. Carly is currently the Team Leader in the Piglets room for the 2-3 year olds. In 2013 and 2014 she worked as the Deputy Manager on Fridays whilst Joanna Taylor was completing her degree.

Carly "Enjoys watching the children grow, having a strong bond with the children and their families and influencing young lives." She also "Likes getting to know different children with varying abilities" and finds it "rewarding when children achieve."

She feels that the benefits of working for BHFT are "The Trust is flexibile, supportive and there are effective policies and procedures in place. There is support for training and gaining qualifications."" in plac. There is support for training and gaining w

What are the benefits of working for Jack In The Box? "A good, friendly team, there is an 'open door' policy which has created a good bond between staff of all levels." "The children are from a wide variety of backgrounds." and "There is a relaxed working environment."

Sepideh joined the nursery in 2009 as a Nursery Assistant. She enjoys "Interacting with children and helping them develop their social skills."

For Sepideh the benefits of working for BHFT are "Being part of an organisation like the NHS." and "The NHS benefits such as the pension."

And the benefits of working for Jack In The Box are "The location, the care and support that the staff and management provide and the working hours."

Testimonials

T has loved being at Jack In The Box, she has made new friends, her confidence has grown, she has been nurtured and cared for so well in this environment. She always comes home with stories of the dancing, singing and letter of the day. 

I have felt confident from the start that the staff are experienced, well trained and very caring. The nursery is excellent at communicating with me and also offers the flexibility I have needed in order to work. 

Anna has been an outstanding keyworker. She has been the perfect person for T to develop a bond with, especially in the early days of her starting at the school.

I have also been particularly impressed with Lee and her management style. Clear communication is one of her key strengths which we rely on as parents. 

You have brilliant staff and a lovely range of resources necessary for development. I have really appreciated the BHFT fee rate as this has helped me immensely.  

I have already recommended the nursery to some of the families I work with in the area. 

Keep doing what you are doing.  Thank you for taking such great care of my daughter in the time she has spent with you. 

K.B

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