More about Jack in the Box

We have been open since September 2005 and are  are proud to have achieved ‘good’ in our last OFSTED inspection in January 2016.

View our latest Oftsed report

“They plan an exciting environment which motivates and engages children in learning.”

“Children are well prepared for their future learning and moving to school.”

“Staff support children’s language skills effectively, including those who are learning English as an additional language.”

Meet our staff

Jenny Ellis
Jenny Ellis
SENCO and Child protection designated person.
Sarah Terry
Sarah Terry
Assistant Manager and Child protection designated person and Health and Safety Officer. Holds First Aid Certificate and Food hygiene Level 2.

We are fortunate to have both male and female members of staff in employment. All staff are DBS approved. All our permanent staff are NVQ level 3 qualified. We have at least two members of staff who are first aid qualified and hold level 2 food hygiene certificates. We pride ourselves on attending regular EYFS training courses and keep up to date with all relevant legislation. We welcome students and work experience pupils from the local schools and colleges, and have supported the apprenticeship scheme.

Key Person Scheme

When a child starts with us they will be allocated a key person, this will be a member of staff who will monitor the child’s progress whilst they are with us. Records are made of each child’s achievements and are available to view and contribute to at any time. We hold coffee mornings each term for parents to meet their  child’s key worker and discuss their progress. These records will be passed on to the relevant schools, with permission, when the child leaves us.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs about Jack in the Box Playgroup are available on our FAQs page and are updated regularly, so a question you may have now or in the future could be listed here.

Jack in the Box FAQs


As playgroup funds are limited, we hold regular fundraising events to raise money for new equipment. We encourage parents to get involved in our fundraising events. We have an annual summer fair and lots of other events that children can get involved in throughout the year. All money raised is ploughed back into playgroup equipment. You can find regular updates and dates for your diary on our Facebook page.

Jack in the Box Facebook Page