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Shropshire’s first Award winning Pre-school and Nursery

Shrewsbury Prepatoria is a Pre-school and Nursery offering a comprehensive Reggio Emilia experience for children from birth to 5 years of age. This is the first Pre-school and Nursery of its kind in the UK and the winner of NDNA Nursery of the Year for Central England 2015 – the first NDNA winner in Shropshire.

We are open fifty weeks of the year and our operating times are from 8 am to 4 pm with a ‘Late Care’ option available.  

At Shrewsbury Prepatoria our babies and toddlers spend time each day playing near to and with older children. We understand that the best model for caring for children is the family so our children spend quality time each day in their Key Person group, eating together and playing to build warm and nurturing relationships with their key person. Children will move from one room to another according to their emotional and intellectual development and not simply because they reach a particular milestone birthday.

As children grow, mature and develop they will have the opportunity to spend longer periods of time with our qualified teacher in the fantastic pre-school room where they will be introduced to a full and diverse curriculum including phonics and mathematics.  The Pre-school outdoor space is a wonderful and inspiring place where children, under the supervision of our pre-school Teacher and degree qualified staff will experience a wide range of provoking and inspiring creative resources and opportunities. Forest School activities are a regular feature of the curriculum as our early years teacher is a fully qualified Forest School Leader.

Shrewsbury Prepatoria aims to prepare children for both state and Independent sector of education and brings together the philosophies of Reggio Emilia, Rudolf Steiner and Maria Montessori.

Jane Smalley, the owner of the Prepatoria, is an Early Years Trainer, Consultant, qualified and Licensed Parent Coach with more than twenty years experience in childcare and education. Jane is an exceptionally skilled teacher resulting in high academic achievement in the Early Years. Recent tracking ( Spring 2017) of all age ranges across the Prepatoria demonstrates our commitment to high quality education with more than 80% of children exceeding expectations across the EYFS.

The best way to find out what we can do for your child is to come visit us. Click here to contact us. We’ll be delighted to welcome you.

Families in receipt of the 15 hour entitlement, 15 hour extended offer or 24U funding are welcome at the Prepatoria