Jane Smalley is a Licensed Parent Coach. If you would find it useful to have one to one coaching to discuss your child please feel free to contact her at the Prepatoria.
Learning to read need not be a daunting task for either child or parent. With 90% of our current pre-school children already reading I can assure you this been a fun and exciting time for all children. Children love spending time in one to one activities with a kind and knowledgeable adult, inviting them to […]
Living Eggs. The eggs were delivered last Friday and we were told to expect chicks to begin to hatch by Wednesday. We were not disappointed! I arrived early this morning to find two fragile little chicks staggering about the incubator. As each team member arrived they made their way to the incubator too. We were […]
I have now been teaching children to read for a very long time and I never cease to feel thrilled when the first sounds and word is blended and read. It is quite a wonderful moment, in the long journey and process of learning to read and write, when children begin to read. At the […]
A recent article in one of the broadsheet newspapers informed us of the government’s desire to provide more support for parents in the form of Parenting Courses or classes. The government’s suggestion was to provide parents with vouchers they could redeem against such classes. The writer of the article gave a rather negative opinion about […]
We are delighted to announce that we are finalist in the Business for children Awards 2016. We will attend an evening award ceremony in March when the overall winner will be announced. We would like to thank the family who nominated us for this award.
At Shrewsbury Prepatoria we understand that children learn best when they are taught in small groups and led by experienced and knowledgeable adults. Our pre-school accommodates a maximum number of just 16 children. Children are organised into small groups, dividing their time between the wonderful Art Studio in the garden, the wooded area and the […]
Deciding to use a nursery or return to work is probably one of the hardest decisions a parent will ever make. You will want to make sure that the nursery you choose really does have your child’s best interest at heart. But how can you really know what the right place is? Of course you […]
Autumn is a really beautiful time and a fantastic opportunity to teach children about the seasons of the year. Our pre-school children have enjoyed collecting leaves for a wide range of creative activities but most of all they have enjoyed climbing trees. One small boy found tree climbing easy and this led to other children […]
Thanks to all our parents who attended the Prepatoria Open Day yesterday to support us and to chat to prospective families. It is always so exciting to meet new parents and children and to show off our lovely environment too. It was a busy happy day with lots of excited chatter and ohs and arhs, […]