• Nurturing the seeds of learning


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Dear Parents/ Carers
Welcome to Hardmoor Early Years Centre.
Our aim is to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment in which everyone is valued, so that children can grow in self-esteem and develop their full potential. The Centre is a unique early years setting providing integrated sessional nursery education and day care for children aged 3 months to 5 years. It is our belief that young children learn and develop best through a play-based curriculum sensitive to children’s individual needs. We endeavour to work in close partnership with parents and carers and value their contributions.
The Centre is situated in a beautiful woodland area featuring many natural resources for the children to experience and access throughout the day. This website has been prepared to give you information about the Centre and I hope you find it useful.
Susanne Ottens
Executive Headteacher


Dear Parents/Carers

I would like to welcome you and your child to Hardmoor Early Years Centre. I hope that you enjoy your time here with us.

We have developed a Vision for Hardmoor that is included within our handbook. In this, we set out what we hope children will achieve at our Nursery and how we will support them to attain it. We hope you will work with us too, in order to encourage the very best from your child during their time here.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions or talk to us about your child. We believe that by working together, we can lay the foundations for the rest of your child’s life.

Emma Bátor
Head of Centre, EYPS, NPQICL


Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Dear Parents/Carers

I hope that you find the website and the parent’s handbook useful in explaining some of our procedures and practices.

As Chair of Governors, whose child is currently attending Hardmoor, I am aware that words cannot do justice to the warm, welcoming and caring environment that exists at the Centre. I am sure your child(ren) will be very happy here.

I look forward to meeting you and your child(ren).

Vikki Maxwell
Chair of Governors