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.

Melanie Jackson

Head of Centre

Ian Burrell

Site Manager

Image showing staff who work within the Rabbits Room at Hardmore

Our Rabbit Team: Natasha, Hayley, Robbie, Dominika, Aysha, Honey-Mae, Leanne, Leah, Ruby, Shelly

Our Hedgehog Team: MaryHannah, Olivia, Faye, Ellie, Katya, Saliha  

Our Nursery Class Foxes and Badgers:

Alex, Janis, Abida, Chloe, Ceilidh, Hannah, Katlin, Maryam, Naomi 

Base Leaders

Alex Smith
Janis Larkman
Mary Davies
Natasha Clements


Early Years Practitioners & Assistants

Chloe Haynes
Ceilidh Walsh
Dominika Blasiak
Faye Hooper
Hannah Budden
Hayley Osman
Katya Nikolova
Olivia Buston
Leanne Savage
Robbie Harris
Abida Saleemi


Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Ellie Joseph
Hannah Harris-Shambrook
Honey Mae Stephenson
Kaitlin Werrett
Leah Thomas
Ruby Berry


Lunchtime Assistants

Aysha Begum
Maryam Agha
Naomi Wint
Saliha Takennit
Shelly Stapleton


Central Staff

Nichola Jacobs
Administrative Assistant

Julia Vaughan

Ian Burrell
Site Manager

Bridget Douglas

Casual Staff

Athene Dobbs
Ewart Giles

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