The manager of an Oswestry nursery has launched her first children’s book – with the nursery’s children the first to enjoy the story.

Jeanette Pearson-Tanner, manager of Oswestry School Prepcare Nursery in Church Street, unveiled her debut book ‘The Pre School Detectives’ on Wednesday.

Sponsored by Prepcare Day Nurseries and published by Sterrey, the story follows a group of inquisitive young children – Zora, Abigail, Joseph and Tia - who solve the magical mystery of the missing guitar.

To launch, Jeanette has held an exclusive online book reading for the children at Oswestry Prepcare Day Nursery and provided exclusive signed copies, available on request, for the children.

She described being able to launch her book at the nursery as fitting.

“I’ve always been intrigued by the inquisitive nature of young children so using a theme that showcased this for my first book felt only natural,” said Jeanette.

“To launch here at Prepcare Day Nurseries is only fitting and I am delighted that I have been able to share my story with the children I care for.

“With the ups and downs of 2020, it’s a glimmer of light in what has been a turbulent year for us all.”

Inspired by her working life as a nursery manager for over 20 years, as well as her own experiences as a mother, Jeanette wrote the book in her spare time.

Now published, and available for purchase ahead of Christmas, she is overwhelmed by the interest it has generated.

Denise Kerr, also manager at Oswestry Prepcare Day Nursery said: “The children are delighted to be part of this special launch and it’s lovely for them to be involved.

“Encouraging children to love books is so important and for them to know a real life author is so inspiring for them.

“We’re so excited to see Jeanette’s new book in print and we were thrilled to hear the book reading first hand.”

The Pre School Detectives is available on Amazon priced at £4.99. Access to the exclusive book reading can be viewed online at

Jeanette has also been keen to share her story even wider and is participating in another local campaign for children’s wards in hospitals – ‘Stories on Walls’.

This is a campaign run by local author and publisher Lee Sterrey.

While books have not been allowed in children’s hospital wards because of Covid-19, to enable hospitalised children access to reading, enlarged copies of well-loved children’s books have been shared on the walls of hospitals.

Jeanette has donated her new book to this campaign. Hospitals wishing to take part should contact