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

Melanie Streader


Image showing staff who work within the Rabbits Room at Hardmore

Our Rabbit Team:  Leanne, Dominika (maternity leave), Robbie, Steph (maternity leave), Pru, Chris, Natalie, Ewa, Kayleigh

Our Hedgehog Team: Kate, Dominika (maternity leave), Shabnam, Janis, Mary, Kerry, Alice

Our Badger Team: Alex, Khawla, 

Our Foxes Team:  Sarah, Stacey, Katie, Angela

Nursery Teachers

Sarah Brown

Senior Nursery Practitioners

Dominika Blasiak (maternity leave)

Senior Early Years Educators

Kate Kernick                    Leanne Murrey

Early Years Educators

 Alex Smith             Angela Wilmer         Janis Larkman
 Katie Deabill           Khawla Cattell
 Stephanie Disney


Early Years Practitioners

Alice Mollet                  Kjrsti Carr
Mary Davies                Pru Lao
Robbie Harris        Shabnam Ishaq      Stacey Bean

Early Years Assistants

Abida Saleemi      Christine Bird            Ewa Orlowska    Kayleigh Alexander    
Kerry Boyce              Kristy Shum          Natalie Whittaker    Natasha Clements                          

 Central Staff

Sheila Lockwood    School Business Manager                 
Sarah Terrell
Administrative Assistant
Nichola Jacobs
Administrative Assistant
Lewis Cattell –              Site Manager
Marzena Wierzba – Cleaner


 Casual Staff

Athene Dobbs        Claire Taylor                Gosia Banakowicz  Hayley Osman          lldiko Kurusta              Jackie Willis              Kirsty Ayres            Natalie Hannigan        Rachel Ojany            Razia Sharif
Saffron Shepherd  Zainab Mubarak








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

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