The woodland nursery on the edge of the city

About Hardmoor

Nurturing the seeds of learning

At Hardmoor it’s important to us that your child feels happy and secure. That’s why we do our very best to work with parents to build trust so that children grow in confidence and settle well at nursery. 

All children receive a home visit and free settling in sessions as part of starting nursery. 

We pride ourselves on the effective relationship we build with parents and firmly believe that children do best when families and nursery work together. We have regular opportunities for parents and carers to get involved with The Centre and children’s learning:

  • Stay and play sessions
  • Workshops for parents
  • Termly parent meetings
  • Open days and celebrations

Good relationships make all the difference. 

Commitment to High Quality Childcare and Education

Our baby room is led by an experienced Senior Early Years Practitioner who has additional training in the care of babies.

Our 2 year old room is led by a Senior Early Years Practitioner who holds the Early Years Teacher Status qualification

As a Local Authority Maintained Nursery school, we employ qualified Teachers to lead the practice and work directly with the children in Badgers and Foxes bases during term time. All our Practitioner staff are qualified a minimum of Level 3 to work with children.

Staff attend at least 4 training days a year and many are undertaking further education to further develop their skills and careers.

Term Time Only

Local Authority Maintained Nursery School 2 – 4 years

Our sessional nursery runs during term time only.

We have 3 large classrooms, 1 of which is dedicated to 2 – 3 year olds and 2 more which are for children aged 3 – 4 years.

Our 3 – 4 year old rooms are led by qualified School Teachers, supported by qualified Early Years Practitioners. Our 2 year old room is led by a Senior Early Years Practitioner who holds the Early Years Teacher Status qualification.

Day Care All Year Round

Day Care 3 months – 4 years

Our day care is open from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday, all year round.

We have a large playroom dedicated to children aged 0 – 2 years old which is led by an experienced Senior Early Years Practitioner who has additional training in the care of babies. Our day care provision is integrated with our nursery school, so as children move up to the 2 – 4 year old age groups they join the nursery school rooms for their age group.

“ Children settle well into the daily routines, enjoying all that is on offer and quickly becoming inquisitive self-assured learners – Ofsted ”