About us

Shrewsbury Prepatoria is owned and run by Jane Smalley who has twenty years experience and qualifications in the childcare sector.

Jane lectured in Childhood Studies at a college of further education on the Wirral for many years before opening her own consultancy and training academy in the North West, NUSERYWISE.

As an Independent Consultant Jane provided training and support to local authorities across the north west of England. Using her expertise, Jane would ‘troubleshoot’ unsatisfactory nurseries and support settings to raise the quality of care they were providing. Jane spent a great deal of time working with Nursery Providers, in-house, helping them to identify areas of strength and weakness. She wrote bespoke training packages which she then delivered to the staff team.

Jane Smalley  came to Shrewsbury five years ago where she was the Nursery Teacher and Leader at an Independent School in the area.

As an Associate trainer for the National Day Nursery Association (NDNA) Jane continues to provide pre-inspection visits to other settings across Central England and delivers training specialised training to day care practitioners.

Jane says,’I have spent most of my working life trying to persuade other people that there is a better way to care for and to educate children. I have realised that the very best way to do this is to lead by example. That is exactly what we are doing at Shrewsbury Prepatoria.’

Jane is a mother of four children and grandparent to seven grandchildren. Jane lives in Shropshire with her husband, Graeme, who is also her business partner.