nursery

28 Feb 2018
Award-winning nursery, Shrewsbury Prepatoria is once again celebrating having secured ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted for its Infant and Toddler provision just one year after it launched.  The news comes three months after its pre-school was also rated as ‘outstanding’.   Shrewsbury Prepatoria, which was established in 2013 also recently announced plans to launch a new Independent School later this...
Jane Smalley, Founder of Shrewsbury Prepatoria
30 Jan 2018
An award-winning nursery which was recently rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, has announced plans to launch an independent school this September. Shrewsbury Prepatoria, which was launched in 2013 by Jane Smalley who had previously taught at Shrewsbury High School, plans to launch a provision for Reception and Year One pupils.  The application, which has already been accepted by the Department for...
Staff at ABC Day Nursery in Telford are celebrating 25 years in business
12 Jan 2018
An award-winning group of nurseries in Telford is celebrating 25 successful years in business. ABC Day Nursery, which has Ofsted rated outstanding nurseries in Hollinswood, Hadley, Hoo and Lightmoor, opened its doors on January 11 1993. Owner Penny Hustwick said she is delighted to be celebrating a silver anniversary. She said: “To reach our 25 year anniversary is a fantastic milestone and I...
Can you believe this is not a living room - it's a nursery! A group of outstanding Shropshire nurseries are trying a new approach
05 Jan 2018
Children at a Telford nursery have put away their toys in exchange for playing with ordinary household items such as curtain rings, photo frames and blankets. ABC Lightmoor has become the first nursery in Shropshire to adopt The Curiosity Approach - the brainchild of two nursery owners in the Midlands, Lyndsay Hellyn and Stephanie Bennett. The ethos is about using a child’s natural curiosity to...
Unicorn Day Nursery, owned by Louise Batham-Willmore, will open at the former Maesbury Primary School next year
07 Dec 2017
A former Shropshire primary school is being transformed into a nursery for more than 100 youngsters. Unicorn Day Nursery will create up to 30 jobs when it opens at the old Maesbury Primary School near Oswestry. The building is currently undergoing a £100,000 refurbishment and an opening date has been earmarked for January or February. The move follows a chance visit to the area by Unicorn Day...
Children from ABC Day Nursery held a Harvest festival and collected food to donate to a local church
06 Oct 2017
A group of nurseries in Telford is giving food donations to people across the town after holding a harvest festival. ABC Day Nursery, which has bases in Holinswood, Lightmoor, Hadley and Hoo, has collected crate loads of food which is now being delivered to those nearby. The food collected by the children at Hoo is being given to St Lawrence’s Church in Preston upon the Weald Moors, who will...
Staff members, Charlotte Lewis (Senior Practitioner) and Jane Smalley (Principal and Managing Director) pictured with Florence, Olivia, Oscar and Beatrice
17 Jan 2017
Shrewsbury Prepatoria, the award-winning nursery which launched just three years ago, has unveiled its brand new infant and toddler centre at Park Plaza on the Battlefield Enterprise Park in the north of the town. Plans to expand to a second site were announced in October 2016 but keys to the building weren’t available until the start of December, making the necessary renovation works a race...
Jane Smalley, Founder & Principal of Shrewsbury Prepatoria
26 Oct 2016
An award-winning nursery in Shrewsbury which launched less than three years ago, has announced plans for a major expansion in to a second unit at Park Plaza.  The expansion will allow it to offer a dedicated infant and toddler centre, whilst also expanding its facilities for pre-schoolers. Shrewsbury Prepatoria will open its new unit in January 2017 and plans are already well underway for the re-...
06 Nov 2015
Booked launched to help parents navigate their way through nursery provision For many parents, no sooner have they found out that they’re expecting a child, than their minds turn to how that child will be cared for once both parents are back in the workplace.  For other parents whose child starts nursery at a later stage, the decision making process can be equally as challenging.  But now, thanks...
22 Oct 2015
A Shropshire pre-school awarded outstanding in every category by Ofsted just weeks after they achieved charity status will celebrate with a special party for children and their families. Christchurch Pre-School and Nursery in Bayston Hill, near Shrewsbury, was previously a not-for-profit organisation but the committee voted to apply for charitable status to allow them to fundraise and plough...
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