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
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
Katie Deabill



Early Years Practitioners


Krsti Carr
Sammy Carpenter
Shabnam Ishaq
Pru Lao (maternity leave)
Claire Simpson
Robbie Harris
Razia Sharif                      Carolyn Moore



Modern Apprentices


Kayleigh Alexander



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
Natalie Whittaker
Christine Bird
Hayley James
Wendy Jacobs


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

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