The woodland nursery on the edge of the city


Friends of Hardmoor

Friends of Hardmoor is made up of parents / carers and staff who give their time to help develop and promote The Centre.

We aim to:
Embed the Centre in the local community
Contribute to the development of Hardmoor Early Years Centre

We meet 2-3 times a term and organise activities that are open to The Centre and wider community. 

Achievements include:
Fundraising for replenishing the Sensory Garden
Running a bake sale
Organising a Fathers day celebration to celebrate the men in our families

Sure Start Children's Centres

Information, advice and activities for children aged 0-5 years old and their families.

Hardmoor Playtime

Come along for a morning of fun and activities with Community Playlink.

  • Explore our playroom and outside woodland area.
  • Activities to enjoy with your child, themed each month.
  • Free toy library where you can borrow toys to take home.
  • Healthy snacks and drinks provided.
    Storytime, songs and nursery rhymes to finish the session.

£1.00 per family 9:30am to 11:00am

HEYC is working in partnership with Community Playlink

Tuesday 3 December 2019
Tuesday 7 January 2020
Tuesday 4 February 2020
Tuesday 3 March 2020
Tuesday 7 April 2020
Tuesday 5 May 2020
Tuesday 2 June 2020
Tuesday 7 July 2020
Tuesday 4 August 2020
Tuesday 1 September 2020
Tuesday 6 October 2020
Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 1 December 2020

Southampton Opportunity Group

Helping children aged 0-5 with additional needs and their families.

Southampton Children’s Play Association

Provides organised play facilities through Holiday Play schemes and after school Junior Clubs for all children aged 5 and over throughout the City of Southampton.


Free activities in Southampton parks.

Forest Playtime

Come and enjoy some outdoor adventures with your child in the woods.

Try something different each session:- Working with tools, scavenger hunts, natural crafts, mud kitchen, campfire, story-telling, songs and more!

For confident walkers up to 4 yr old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Younger siblings also welcome.

An outdoor parent and toddler group in Southampton.

We meet fortnightly in term-time in the woods at Hardmoor Early Years Centre
The cost is £6 per child per session or £40 for all 8 sessions.

Booking is essential. To book your place contact Debbie by email:

Monday 2 December 2019
10:00am to 11.30am
Monday 16 December 2019
10:00am to 11:30am

Further details please see facebook page:

Links to local Primary Schools

We have good relationships with local Primary schools in the area. Clicking on the logos will open up their school websites in a new window.


“ My son’s key person is second to none! I wish I could bottle her up and take her to my son’s school for September!! ”

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