Early Years and Childcare Services

Over New Road Preschool is registered with Cambridgeshire’s Early Years and Childcare Service and we claim Nursery Education Funding for all children as soon as they become eligible: i.e. from the 1st of January, April or September after their third birthday.

Ofsted Registered & Inspected

We are registered with, and inspected by Ofsted. Copies of our last inspection report are available on request. If you prefer to visit the Ofsted website, our unique reference number is EY439387. Since September 2008 these inspections have ensured that we meet the standards of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Early Years Foundation Stage

The principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage are:

  • Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships with parents and/or a key person
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities
You can find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage at: www.education.gov.uk, http://www.ofsted.gov.uk and http://www.foundationyears.org.uk.

At Over New Road Preschool we completely agree with these principles and are pleased to say that, in addition to our own principles, these beliefs also underpin our work with young children.