The nursery opened in 1951 and was named after Ronald Openshaw, a previous Director of Education for Newham and it is over 60 years old.
The original nursery building in Station Street, E15, was re-sited to Henniker Road and has been developed tremendously over the past 12 years to meet the changing demand for services. Please take a look around the nursery website to discover the range of services and opportunities that we offer.


Aims and Ethos of Ronald Openshaw Nursery Education Centre (R.O.N.E.C)

Play Your Way to Success at RONEC

We aim to:

  • Provide a warm and welcoming environment
  • Provide a safe and secure place to learn
  • Enable all children to be confident, independent learners and achieve their full potential
  • Enable children to feel good about themselves
  • Enable children to communicate with others
  • Make learning fun

We believe:

  • Young children learn best through play – so we provide an exciting range of play-based learning opportunities both indoors and out for children to enjoy
  • In providing a high quality learning environment- by employing a team of qualified early years staff led by teachers, planning an appropriate early years curriculum and assessing progress through observation, sampling of work and self-reflection
  • Parents/carers are their child’s first educators- so we involve parents in target setting and developing individual programmes for their child as well as supporting them through challenging times
  • Every child has the right to attend nursery- so we provide appropriate support and resources to make this happen
  • Diversity enriches the environment- so we respect and celebrate different cultural traditions and languages
  • Care and education are inseparable – so we ensure individual needs are met through careful consultation with parents/carers