Jane Ritchie

Director of Nurseries

Jane’s career in Early Years Education began over 35 years teaching in some of the London’s top Independent Schools. For many years she owned and ran The Minors Nursery School developing and expanding this into a successful business before selling to Alpha Plus in 2006. She has remained with Alpha Plus as their Director of Nurseries and expert on Early Years as well as developing her own successful consultancy.

Jane has worked as an advisory role for nursery groups, schools and companies and has been involved with the conception and start-up of many nursery projects both in the UK and abroad. 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.
She travels widely and her interests include textile art, gardening and music.