Welcome to Hardingstone Day Nursery

Hardingstone Day Nursery is an independent family run setting founded in 1990, and set in the rural village of Hardingstone near Northampton.

Our highly motivated staff team led by Michelle Shelswell (EYPS/BA Hons Early Childhood Studies), and Dale Ward (NVQ Level 3), have gained an excellent reputation with local families.

We care for babies from 6 months old to 5 years and offer a variety of sessions between 7.30am – 6.00 pm for 51 weeks of the year.

We firmly believe that all children deserve the very best experiences and opportunities in their early years and our dedicated staff team strive to offer this to all children and their families.

We would very much like to meet you and your child, to show you around our lovely nursery.  Please do contact us to arrange a visit.

Best wishes

Michelle and Dale


Outcomes for children are outstanding. Children make rapid progress. They are extremely well prepared for the next stage in their learning and for starting school. Children are very independent, confident and highly motivated. They make close friendships and learn to respect and care for one another.
Ofsted 2018

We are Officially Outstanding!!

Following our Ofsted Inspection in May 2018, we are delighted to announce that we have been judged Outstanding in all areas!! We always strive to put children at the very heart of what we do. To have this recognised by […]

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100% of our staff are qualified in Paediatric First Aid

On Wednesday 30th May, 9 members of our staff completed or refreshed their 12 hour paediatric first aid certificate. This resulted in the nursery achieving 100% of our staff fully qualified in paediatric first aid. It is paramount that we […]

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Grandparent helps start off this years vegetable patch

This week, one of our grandparents visited the nursery to work on the vegetable patch. We moved the tulips, weeded the vegetable patches,re-potted the herbs and planted some broad beans.  The children learnt about how plants need water and sun […]

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