Over New Road Preschool A Brief History
Over New Road Preschool CIC was previously known as New Road Playgroup which, over a period of around 25 years, was developed into a highly regarded and professionally respected setting under the management of Hilary Allen. On her retirement from childcare in 2011 a group of the remaining staff made the decision to form a not for profit Community Interest Company (CIC) to keep the provision open. The CIC option provided an accountable business structure which has enabled us to operate as a management committee made up of members experienced in childcare who are able to make educated decisions for the successful continuation and progression of Over New Road Preschool for benefit of the local children and their families.
Meet the Team
Sarah Tolliday (Manager)
B Ed. Level 6, NVQ Playwork Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety for Catering Level 2, Designated Person for Child Protection, Common Assessment Framework and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Named Person for Behaviour Management
I have worked at New Road since 2006, starting as a Play Leader when my youngest son attended. I am enjoying the challenge of my new role as Manager since January 2012. I have a Bachelor of Education degree qualifying me to teach children 3-9 years of age, and an NVQ Level 3 qualification. I also gained experience working with children at the Over Out of School Club (The Oaks), between 2008 and 2014. I am a Director of the managing company, Over New Road Preschool CIC, and sit on the management committee.
Izzy Percival (Childcare Practitioner)
Diploma in Pre-school Practice Level 3, Early Years First Aid, Food Safety for Catering Level 2, Basic Child Protection, Equalities named Co-ordinator
I have worked at New Road since just before my daughter left playgroup to start school in 2005. I gained my Diploma in Preschool Practice Level 3 in 2007. I am involved in community events, and while my daughter was attending the school I used to help with the school orchestra. I was a volunteer for Cambridgeshire County Council’s ‘Safer Cycling Scheme’ teaching year 6 children road sense, traffic awareness and cycling skills. I am a Director of the managing company, Over New Road Preschool CIC, and sit on the management committee.
Charlotte Simpson (Childcare Practitioner)
Certificate in Child Care and Education
Mary Rees (Childcare Practitioner)
I previously worked at New Road as a Childcare Practitioner, although I am now retired. I am a director of the managing company, Over New Road Preschool CIC,
and I sit on the management committee.
Emma Walsh (Childcare Practitioner)
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Anne Steventon (Deputy Manager)
Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator). MSc Health Promotion and Public Health; Level 2 Food Hygiene; Basic Child Protection
I have worked at New Road since January 2015 and previously volunteered as a parent helper. My son attends the preschool and my daughter attended during 2014. I have also acted as a parent volunteer in the local primary school reception class. Prior to working at the preschool I worked with schools in the London Borough of Ealing on the ‘Healthy Schools’ initiative for a number of years. I am currently secretary of Over Primary Parent Forum. I am a Director of the managing company, Over New Road Preschool CIC, and sit on the management committee.
Hilary Welch (Chairman – Board of Directors)
Diploma in Children’s & Young People’s Workforce Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety for Catering Level 2, Designated Person for Child Protection
I worked at New Road for 14 years, before which I used to volunteer as a helper when my own children attended. I gained my Level 3 Diploma in Children’s & Young People’s Workforce in May 2012, which has helped prepare me for the challenges and responsibilities faced whilst working as joint Deputy Manager. I was a weekly volunteer at Over school throughout the duration of my children’s time there and for a short time worked as a temporary classroom assistant with reception class. I am no longer working as part of the Preschool teaching team now, but I continue in my post as Chairman of the Board and as an independent Director of the managing company, Over New Road Preschool CIC, and I sit on the management committee. I also continue to attend the Friends of New Road Preschool meetings when I can.
Michelle Wilson (Company Secretary)
Certificate of Secretarial Studies, British Sign Language Level 1, Safeguarding Children, MAPA (Managing Actual and Potential Agression), Equality & Diversity in Teaching and Learning, Mental Capacity & Decision Making, Deafblind Awareness, Health and Safety, Moving and Handling, Fire Awareness, First Aid, Autism Awareness, Dysphagia
I have undertaken various training courses through my work with a specialist college for deafblind students, including achieving a British Sign Language Level 1 qualification in 2012. I do not work directly with the children at New Road, but my daughter attended for two years before starting primary school in 2011 so I am very familiar with the setting. I am a director of the managing company, Over New Road Preschool CIC, and I sit on the management committee.