About Our Team
The Structure Of Our Team
The team at Jack and Jill's is comprised of two key components; a voluntary committee of enthusiastic parents and a full-time staff, which includes a dedicated management team and a team of qualified care assistants, or "key people".
Overall direction and policy making is the responsibility of our committee, while the "day-to-day" running of the pre-school and facilitation of sessions is the responsibility of our management and our key person respectively.
Here we outline a little more about our staff and our committee and their roles and responsibilities within the school. If you would like to learn more about the individual members of our team, please visit our management, key person and committee pages. We do hope this section of the site is useful and informative, but if there is anything further you would like to ask please do contact us!
The Jack and Jill's staff includes a manager, an assistant manager and seven key people. All members of staff are qualified to CACHE level 3 or equivalent and all attend regular training courses to ensure their skills are current and to enable them to constantly enhance their knowledge. In addition, all staff members have been subjected to full Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) or Disclosure and Barring Services(DBS) checks.
The Key Person System
Each child at our school is assigned a dedicated key person, who will continually observe and assess their development. This enables us to plan fun and challenging activities and to promote development and learning around your child's individual interests. We feel that this approach really does result in high quality care and development for your child.
Ratios of Staff To Children
We are proud of the high ratio of key workers to children in our pre-school. This ensures greater attention to the developmental needs of each child. We believe our staff are fantastic and they were very highly praised during our last visit by Ofsted.
The Jack and Jill's Pre-School committee currently has several active members. The committee is overseen by a Chairperson, while the remaining members perform a variety of roles, ranging from Vice-Chair to Treasurer.
Committee members act as directors of Jack and Jill's and as such, are registered as directors with Companies House and the Charity Commission. Members are also subjected to Ofsted checks, which include Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks.
Joining Our Committee
As our committee are parents of children attending pre-school, we do sometimes have members leaving us as their children move to statutory school. We are therefore always in need of new committee members as without a committee our pre-school cannot run!
If you are interested in joining our committee, please contact us. Alternatively if you are an existing parent, please speak to a member of our management team or our committee in person the next time you bring your child to school.