We recommend parents/carers visit the pre-school during a normal session to give them an insight to what happens during a session. The Manager will explain what we do, explain the learning journal in more detail, curriculum planning and answer any questions you might have. You are welcome to put your child’s name on the waiting list at any time if you feel Jack in the Box is the right place for your child. We will then contact you during the term prior to your child starting.
If you accept a place you will be sent confirmation and a starter pack which includes an ‘All about me’ form and an enrolment form along with a welcome letter and information about us and what your child will need to bring.
When you return your forms you will be asked to bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
You will also be given a date prior to your child starting for a settling in session. It may take more than one settling in session which will be decided between parents and their child’s key person.
Each child has a learning journal, which follows and records their development over the seven areas of learning (these are explained later on), with observations, assessments and photos. These are completed by the child’s Key person. Parents/carers are also encouraged to be involved in their child’s learning journal by adding photos and notes from home.
At Jack in the Box, we encourage all children to develop positive attitudes and learn how to co-operate and work with others. We endorse sharing, taking turns, showing respect, care and concern for others, a sense of right and wrong and treating living things appropriately.
We promote hygiene, good manners, dressing themselves and independence.
Good behaviour is always praised. Adults working in the setting are expected to show good role model behaviour towards other members of staff. If a child displays unacceptable behaviour, a member of staff will explain to the child why the behaviour is unacceptable and redirect the child to another activity.