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


Hannah Underwood

Acting Deputy Manager

Anne Steventon

Acting Manager/Director

Jeanette Fenn

Deputy Manager/Chairperson

Charlotte Simpson

Relief Childcare Practitioner

Emma Walsh

Assistant Childcare Practitioner

Nirujah Rananan

Assistant Childcare Practitioner

Catherine Clarkson

Administrator/Assistant Childcare Practitioner
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