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We are recruiting!

Deputy Manager 
We are looking for either an experienced Deputy Manager or someone with a Level 3 qualification who is keen to develop their career and who is committed to and enthusiastic about being part of a team who are working to deliver an outstanding level of care and learning. Please click on the following links to find out more and get an application form.
Deputy Manager Job Description (PDF)
Deputy Manager Application Form (PDF)

Any questions please email jigsawadmissions@holytrinityclaygate.org.uk


Qualified Pre School Pactitioner
A qualified Pre School Practitioner is required for a popular pre-school with excellent facilities and a Good OFSTED.  There is enthusiastic and skilled staff team who are committed to learning through play and to delivering a stimulating learning environment including outdoor learning. We are looking for an experienced and qualified worker (NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) who is keen to develop, or return to, their career and who is committed to and enthusiastic about being part of a team who are working to deliver an outstanding level of care and learning. 
 
Requirements:

  • Experience of working in a pre-school or equivalent with 2, 3 and 4 year old children.
  • A relevant childcare qualification for the role
  • Knowledge and experience of working within and implementing the EYFS statutory framework
  • Knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding children obligations
  • Approachable and caring with a passion for working with children 

 All applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS.
 
Pay: £8.45 – £9.59 per hour (depending on qualification and experience)
Hours: 19.5 hours per week term time

Qualified Pre-School Practitioner Job Description (PDF).
Qualified Pre-School Practitioner Application Form (PDF).

Any questions please email jigsawadmissions@holytrinityclaygate.org.uk
 


 

Welcome to Summer Term at Jigsaw

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We have lots of exciting things planned for this term including Sports Day and our annual visit from the local FireFighters. We have exciting themes and topics planned for this term including Space, Around the World in 5 days, Mini Beasts (the caterpillars will be returning!) and Fit and Healthy week. Our lovely new outdoor Summer Playhouse has opened this week and is proving very popular already.

Our Induction evening is on Thursday 21st June, if you would like to come along and find out more about Jigsaw please contact jigsawadmissions@holytrinityclaygate.org.uk
 
We are pleased to say we are full for the Summer Term but we still have places for September. Please contact Jigsawadmissions@holytrinityclaygate.org.uk for more information.


 

UPDATE: New Food Policy for 2017


We have made changes to the Jigsaw Food Policy. You can view these changes by clicking here.



Jigsaw wins first place at Claygate Flower Show

Jigsaw wins first place at Claygate Flower Show
Congratulations to the children of Jigsaw Preschool for winning First Prize in the 'Junior Group Work' division at the Claygate Flower Show.



Den Day

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We would like to say a massive thank you to all the parents that donated on our fund-raising Den Day. We raised £80 for Save the Children. Thank you very much.



Sports Day 2017

Sports Day Yummy Medals
Congratulations to all the Jigsaw children on their sports day, great fun was had by all. Thank you to all parents and carers who came to support. Above are the medals lovingly made by Brenda. Spot the gluten-free ones too – we cater for all dietary needs.



Forest School is back

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Forest school returns again as Gerry and her team return to Claygate Recreation ground to continue exploring and experiencing the natural world through practical activities. This terms focuses on the changes between spring and summer.

Click here to download our Forest School information sheet



Welcome to our new caterpillars

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Our very own Caterpillars have arrived at Jigsaw, we look forward to seeing them grow and watch what happens to them!

We have five, would you like to help name them? Please email any suggestions to Vicky at jigsawdeputy@holytrinityclaygate.org.uk



New morning and pick up routine

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Reflecting on our daily routine, we have decided to trial a new system for the 9am drop off and 12.15pm collection times. We can appreciate what busy times these are, and the children’s wellbeing and safety are our top priority.

There will no longer be a staff member at the name table and therefore we would like to encourage parents and carers to assist their child if they need help finding their name. Arriving both for drop off and collection will remain the same. But we will now be asking parents/carers and children to exit the building via the double doors (by the book bag boxes).

On arrival there will be two staff members on the doors as usual, on exit there will be one staff member. Lunch club and extended days will remain the same as these sessions are a lot quieter. We hope that this new system will make the flow easier at these times for parents and children. We will begin on Tuesday 2nd May.



  • Contact Jigsaw

     

    Our business hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am to 2:50pm

    Tel: 01372 463603
  • WHAT WE OFFER
    Positive learning environment

    We create a safe, secure, caring, stimulating and fun environment, where the staff develop the children’s learning through play.

    Forest School

    Forest school sessions give the children the opportunity to be outside, in a small group, and experience fun and interesting activities. A Forest School is an area of woodland which acts as an outdoor classroom, where children can explore, investigate and discover the natural environment.

    All-weather Outdoor Play

    There is is an extensive outdoor space encompassing a hard standing area and a large garden. A large canopy covers part of this outside area and allows outdoor play in all weather.