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


Anne Steventon

Deputy Manager

Izzy Percival

Childcare Practitioner

Charlotte Simpson

Childcare Practitioner

Emma Walsh

Assistant Childcare Practitioner

Nirujah Rananan

Assistant Childcare Practitioner

Catherine Clarkson


Hilary Welch

Chairman - Board of Directors

Mary Rees

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