The woodland nursery on the edge of the city


Meet our Team

A big welcome from all our staff.

Our staff are the most important part of how we provide for your children. We have a number of very well qualified, experienced staff who have been with us a long time providing stability and excellence for the children. They provide training and guidance to the younger, more recently qualified members of our team. We also have visiting professionals to the site who provide support in speech and language, bilingual support, as well as health visitors.

Susanne Ottens

Executive Head Teacher

Sarah Brown

Nursery Teacher

Emma Bátor

Head of Centre

Mel Jackson

Nursery Teacher

Melanie Streader


Image showing staff who work within the Rabbits Room at Hardmore

Our Rabbit Team: Miriam, Marta, Dominika, Robbie

Our Hedgehog Team: Shabnam, Kate, Leanne, Khawla, Razia, Pru, Steph

Our Badger/Fox Team: Sarah, Katie, Alex, Steph

Senior Nursery Practitioners

Alison Fowler
Kjrsti Carr
Jilly Pearce

Early Years Educators

Janis Larkman
Stephanie Disney
Dominika Blasiak
Khawla Cattell
Ginny Wright
Alex Smith
Marta Matuszkiewicz
Andi Hinder (SEND practitioner)                      Kate Kernick

Early Years Practitioners

Shabnam Ishaq
Pru Lao
Robbie Harris
Razia Sharif                      Carolyn Moore

Modern Apprentices

Kayleigh Alexander
Leanne Murrey

Lunch Club

Katie Deabill (Senior Lunch Club Assistant)

Central Staff

Cate Torrington
Admin/Finance Officer
Sarah Terrell
Administrative Assistant
Nichola Jacobs
Administrative Assistant
Lewis Cattell – Site Manager
Vicki Andrews – Cook
Marzena Wierzba – Cleaner

Casual Staff

Rachel Ojany
Miriam Congui
Athene Dobbs
Saffron Shepherd
Jackie Willis

“ Creating an appealing and engaging learning environment is a key driver for all staff at the school – Ofsted ”

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