About us

Our Reggio Emilia education, a 'negotiated curriculum' between the child parents and teachers.

Shrewsbury Prepatoria warmly welcomes children and families seeking a new and innovative Reggio Emilia early years education. Here, being an individual really counts.

A Prepatoria Education

Shrewsbury Prepatoria was born out of a desire to create a new model for education for children in the early years. We’ve combined the Reggio Emilia education principles with our in-depth knowledge of child development, pedagogy and the British education system to create a unique ‘Prepatoria Education’. Principal, Jane Smalley, explains,

Reggio Emilia is a movement towards progressive and cooperative early childhood education. The inquisitive mind of each child leads its own journey of discovery and learning.

Our curriculum is not child centred or teacher directed, but originates from the child; a ‘negotiated curriculum’ between the child, parents and teachers.

Children’s brains are most susceptible to learning from birth to five years. It is our intention to maximise this potential.

Our highly qualified team of practitioners and support staff share a love of children, a desire to make a difference and extensive knowledge of child development.

All our staff are qualified to Level Three as a minimum requirement. Early Year, degree-qualified teachers lead our Pre-School children, and Jane Smalley, our Principal, is a Teacher, Lecturer and Inspector for the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA).