Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Jack-in-the-Box Pre-School Nursery

At Jack-in-the-Box we provide care and education for children from 2 years old to 5 years old in a fun, caring and safe environment with qualified, experienced and caring practitioners supporting them. We incorporate signed spoken English in all our sessions using British Sign Language signs and finger spelling. We also take the children on a weekly walk to the local park and nature reserve.
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Venue/Contact Details
St Bernadettes Catholic Church Hall
St Bernadettes Catholic Church Hall
Draycott Road
BH10 5AR
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Childcare type
Pre-School Playgroup
Provision type
  • Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Overall limit on childcare numbers
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday 09:00-15:00, Tuesday 09:00-15:00, Wednesday 09:00-15:00, Thursday 09:00-15:00
  • School Term Time Only
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Other Costs:
Breakfast 8.00am-9.00am (Currently suspended) Morning 9.00am-12.00noon Partial Day 9.00am-2.00pm School Day 9.00am-3.00pm Full Day 8.00am-3.00pm (Currently suspended). Lunch Session 12.00noon-1.00pm. Additional charges are payable for consumables and lunch. Further charges are payable for late collection and other matters. Our in-force price list is available on request.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 2 years to 5 years
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
Vacancies and School Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Immediate vacancies
Vacancy information
Please contact us for the most up to date information regarding our vacancies.
Number of vacancies
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Global Development Delay
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Physical Disability
  • Severe Learning Difficulty
  • Specific Learning Difficulty
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Visual Impairment
Special dietary provision
SEND Local Offer SEND

How do you communicate with the parent / carer whose child has SEND?

We have a website with a settling-in guide online We communicate with parents via email, text, phone and Facebook and in-person meetings Parents considering our setting may visit the setting to discuss how we might meet individual children’s needs We undertake joint developmental summaries working with families Children’s learning journeys and our admissions contract enable parents to share information with our setting in relation to children’s specific needs and any agencies currently working with families Regular newsletters and our website provide information about our curriculum and how parents can support children’s learning at home

How do you help children settle into your setting?

Our website has a settling-in guide online which parents can share with their children prior to entry Our website has a staff page showing the practitioners who work at Jack-in-the-Box and what their responsibilities are including the role of SENCO and Deputy SENCO Children attend settle sessions which can be parent accompanied as needed Parents are advised who their child’s keyperson is when their children enrol Setting practitioners are made aware of children’s individual needs prior to children starting at the setting and any support strategies that are in place

What help and support does your setting offer to children with SEND as they move rooms or move on to school?

A new starter pack provides parents with information about our setting and signposts to parents to our website support materials Bespoke transition meetings with parents, schools and other supporting agencies are held prior to children moving on to school to share information and strategies to enable schools to consider what systems and resources will be needed to be put in place ready for transition Transfer records are provided to schools along with any supporting documentation that the setting has.

How do you find out how each child likes to learn?

Regular observations and assessments and working with supporting agencies help us identify children’s progress, their individual needs and plan teaching strategies to meet the needs of individual children. We use a play based curriculum to support children’s development across all areas of learning and development. We use both our indoor and outdoor environments effectively to support children’s learning styles.

Inclusive practice / SEND training and expertise within this organisation

Practitioners are well trained and have experience of working with children with SEND We use signed spoken English in our setting Practitioners have undertaken a range of SEND training including Incredible Beginnings, Autism Awareness and speech and language training.

The information in this SEND Local Offer was completed on 25/05/2021.

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?