Jack in the Box Nursery

Upton Hospital, Albert Street, Slough SL1 2BJ

Jack in the Box Nursery, Slough, Berkshire
Jack in the Box Nursery, Slough, Berkshire
Jack in the Box Nursery, Slough, Berkshire

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust owns and operates three nurseries in Berkshire which are open to everyone; parents do not need to work for the Trust in order for their children to attend.

Jack in the Box Day Nursery in Slough opened in 1992 and registered at these premises in 2004. It operates from a single storey building within the grounds of Upton Hospital in Slough.

Children are cared for by experienced and highly qualified staff who offer an interesting, educational environment full of experiences which allow the children to explore and grow.

Each nursery has stimulating outdoor play areas and children are encouraged to spend time outside developing their gross motor skills and having fun with their friends. Inside you will find warm, cosy environments which are perfect for children to take part in numerous creative and entertaining activities.

The nursery will be offering the 30 hours funding with effect from 1st September 2017 and is registered to accept Tax-Free Childcare payments.

Group: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Person in charge: Richard Wheeldon (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Slough Borough Council

Number of Staff: 23

Service Offered: Day Nursery (NHS Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 78

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 24th December to 2nd January

Fees Guide: Please see our website for full details

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 Jack in the Box Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.569)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Jack in the Box Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Jack in the Box Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5.0 out of 5 from 15 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.607 for Jack in the Box Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (125 Excellents x 5) + (58 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 191 Ratings = 4.607

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.962 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Jack in the Box Nursery is based on 15 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 15.6 positive Reviews (78 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 15.6 Target = 0.962

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    13
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Jack in the Box Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Jack in the Box Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    6

If you consider a nursery the most important aspect is the staff, not the nurseries. The staff of Jack in the Box Nursery are all well trained and skilled but most of all caring. My son has flourished under their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent service with due care of the child.

Prompt attention to the issues raised by management and the staff are well educated and know their duties well.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Wonderful staff who provide great care and make the children feel comfortable in their surroundings and learning environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I was told my son is learning how to write and when he went to reception he couldn't even hold a pencil.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Lee Owen-Macleod, Nursery Area Manager at Jack in the Box Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2017:

The children are encouraged to handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. The nursery support children with their pencil control ready for their transition on to school. This is evidenced by recorded observations as per the EYFS.

The child left the nursery in August, however, contact has been made to discuss this review with the parents.

The key person works in partnership with parents, and supplies resources for parents to use at home, for those children who require additional support in preparation for school or within a specific area of learning.

Our daughter had never been to any daycare so initially, she had teething problems settling in. The staff took every measure they could to ensure she was comfortable. The staff of the nursery is extremely friendly and professional and look after children just like their own. My daughter's personality has developed so much within last few months and she is so confident, independent and friendly. I would highly recommend the nursery purely because they have hardworking and dedicated staff.
Hats off to all of them !!

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very happy with the care and attention to detail that the nursery has with the children and in relation to the parents. The girls in the baby room are lovely and really helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended JITBN (Jack in the Box Nursery) since she was six months old. She is now almost three and I can see how beneficial it has been. Her social skills are great and she is now beginning to count and even tries to say the alphabet. She loves it there and the staff have always been amazing, very caring and attentive.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My children have been attending JITB (Jack in the Box Nursery) for over 4 years in total and I have had the chance to see how staff operate in each of the different age group rooms. I have always been so pleased and so assured my children are well cared for with that extra 'home from home' touch whenever they have attended. The staff are always so helpful and always happy to talk and discuss nursery life and development for each child and any changes or things that are happening at home which could be complemented at nursery. I am expecting my third child soon and will certainly be returning to JITB, to support me with caring for my children when I plan to return to work. Couldn't recommend them enough. Thank you so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Wonderful atmosphere, both of my children have enjoyed being there. Lovely staff, great learning. Would recommend this nursery to anyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My Mother highly recommends Jack in the Box Nursery. My daughter has almost grown up there. Very friendly and approachable staff and management. She still follows manners she has learned from the nursery. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has become so much more confident and outgoing since starting nursery at 11 months old took a long time to settle but all the staff were so helpful and knew how to help her settle, she was an extremely clingy baby. Now she loves nursery and always looks forward to going and seeing the staff and her friends, the staff are all outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The baby room staff are extremely caring and helpful. My son settled in very well which was only possible because of the interaction the staff had with him. They observed what his favourite toys were and would mention those toys during drop offs which distracted him and made drop off much easier.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My older child has attended the nursery since she was a baby. We were so happy with the nursery that we decided to send our younger child too, although it is quite far from home. The staff are fantastic, every day I get feedback on my child's day and we discuss any issues such as behaviour to keep continuity at home and in nursery. My child is cared for well and looks forward to going in every day. I highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have sent three of our children here over the years. Have always found the nursery to be warm and welcoming. Lots of committed and long term staff (which is a positive reflection in itself). Would highly recommend the nursery to any prospective parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Our daughter has been at the nursery since she was 6 months old (she's almost 2 now) and she loves it! We also feel very pleased with the quality of care at JiTB. We both work in education and are very aware of how important a safe and stimulating environment is and the staff at JiTB are amazing!

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very good nursery. Friendly staff. Very felxible in booking extra sessions. Excellent management staff. Food is very good. Activities are good. Children development is also very good. Clean and tidy. Not too busy. Good location. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack in the Box Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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