Jane

Nursery & Early Years Consultant

It’s never too early to start planning your child’s education and schooling. At Ivy Education we help parents understand the complexities of the London Independent school system and the choices and decisions to consider from the earliest stages of their child’s education.

Jane Ritchie

Past roles and experience

Jane’s passion for Early Years Education began over 40 years ago as a teacher in the London independent sector. For many years she owned and ran The Minors Nursery School developing and expanding this into a successful business before selling to the Alpha Plus Group with whom she has remained as their Director of Nurseries and expert on Early Years until recently.

Jane offers parents sensible, good humoured guidance and support on the choices and decisions that they face when choosing nursery and pre-prep schools; comprehending the complexities of the London private school system and understanding their young child's developmental and early educational needs.

She believes that a young child's introduction to education should be a supremely happy one and that getting it right in their early years is vital for ensuring both their social and academic future.

Jane is also available for advice and support on Start-ups and nursery management to groups, companies and individuals both in the UK and abroad.

Areas of Expertise

  • School Selection (Nursery & Pre-Prep)
  • Guidance with Admissions
  • Early Years Development and Education
  • Pre Assessment Advice
  • Pre Assessment 3+, 4+, 5+
  • Start Up and Best Practice Advice for Nursery Groups and Companies

Positions Held