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

Jilly Pearce

Nursery Teacher

Melanie Streader


Marta Matuszkiewicz

Child Care Co-ordinator

Image showing staff who work within the Rabbits Room at Hardmore

Our Rabbit Team: Dominika, Marta, Robbie, Leanne, Steph, Chris, Natalie, Ewa

Our Hedgehog Team: Dominika, Kate, Shabnam, Pru, Khawla, Janis, Kayleigh

Our Badger Team: Jilly, Alex, Razia

Our Foxes Team:  Sarah, Ginny, Carolyn, Katie

Nursery Teacher

Sarah Brown
Jilly Pearce

Senior Nursery Practitioners

Dominika Blasiak

Early Years Educators

Janis Larkman
Stephanie Disney
Khawla Cattell
Ginny Wright
Alex Smith
Kate Kernick
Katie Deabill


Early Years Practitioners

Kjrsti Carr
Shabnam Ishaq
Pru Lao
Robbie Harris
Leanne Murrey
Razia Sharif
Carolyn Moore

Early Years Assistants

Kayleigh Alexander
Natalie Whittaker          Christine Bird                  Abida Saleeni 

 Central Staff

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


 Casual Staff

Rachel Ojany
Miriam Congui
Athene Dobbs
Saffron Shepherd
Jackie Willis
Claire Taylor                      Ewa Orlowska
Wendy Jacobs








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

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