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



Look what we found in the vegetable patch

The Wise Owls love to work in the Vegetable patch, helping to tidy, learning how to pull out the weeds by wriggling them so that the roots came out and then shaking off the soil. We explored how our tulips […]

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We love to be creative!

In the Autumn, with all the leaves falling from our magnificent trees, the Busy Bees were inspired to go on a hunt in the garden. They explored sticks, leaves and conkers that they found. The children noticed the different colours […]

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Sports Day

  The Wise Owls have had lots of fun being active in the outdoors, practicing a variety of games such as throwing bean bags into a hoop, rolling the hoops, running relay races in readiness for our Sports Day,  Mums, […]

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