Welcome to Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School
For childcare in Guildford and nursery services in the Guildford area of Surrey
Our homely, happy and recently refurbished day nursery in Guildford is set in a lovely converted Victorian house. Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
We are conveniently situated just 5 minutes from Guildford city centre, close to two rail stations, with good links to the A3 and M25, and we are on a good bus route too.
As part of the Asquith family, we pride ourselves on providing safe, exciting and enjoyable nurseries where children thrive as they learn.
We are a small team who work closely together to provide a home from home environment whilst giving the children in our care the opportunity to develop, learn and flourish in safe, caring and stimulating surroundings.
We are close to many local schools -including Holy Trinity Pewley Down School, Sandfield, Guildford High Girls School, Tormead Girls School, St Thomas's, Boxgrove and Weyfield - and have good links with them all.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal show round at a time to suit you. To book a show round, please call 01753 20 11 22 or
How to find Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School in Guildford
The day nursery in Guildford is a 5-minute walk from Guildford city centre, is close to two local rail stations, the A3 and M25 and has a good bus route.
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Facilities at Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School
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The baby room at Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School
The baby room is a lovely, bright and airy room with a separate sleep area for six children. The room is registered for 15 children aged three months to two years, on a ratio of 1:3. We offer a home from home environment with staff working to the routines implemented by our parents. The main playroom is set into different areas, as defined within the EYFS guidelines.
These areas consist of a black and white sensory area, to stimulate the younger babies' visual development, and a home corner, to encourage role play situations. We also have a book corner, which is a cosy and comfortable area with a variety of different books, including dual languages, to engage the children and encourage language skills and concentration.
The children have access to garden time daily and also have the opportunity to go on walks to the local castle grounds and park areas.
The nursery room at Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School
Our main nursery room has 15 places for children aged 24 months to 3 years, with a 1:4 ratio. The room is split in two, providing creative and messy play areas as well as an area for construction, role play and book corner.
The children in the day nursery in Guildford are able to enjoy many messy activities, from play dough to body painting. Children have daily access to the garden and make the most of one member of staff’s sports qualification.
The nursery room has the facilities to support the children with potty training and we work with parents to support this transition to make the process as painless as possible.
The preschool room at Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School
Our pre-school room at Guildford children's day nursery allows free-flow to the garden and has a SMART board and amazing ICT equipment.
Planned activities emphasise the early writing, maths, science and IT skills needed before starting school. The staff-to-child ratio is 1:8. The pre-school children are encouraged to become independent, laying the tables for lunch and tea, self-serving their own meals and are taught about healthy eating and hygiene.
We have links with all the local schools and encourage the teachers to come and visit the children in their own environment and introduce themselves. This has proved to be very successful in supporting their transition period into school and something we are keen to continue.
meet the team at Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School
Tracy Elser, Nursery Manager, BA (Hons) EYP
Tracy has joined Guildford Day Nursery after having previously led the teams at our Surbiton Day Nursery & Pre-School and Haslemere Pre-School & Day Nursery. Tracy has over 20 years experience in childcare.
Tracy is very passionate to ensure the whole family is made to feel welcome and the child is happy and settled. Using her knowledge and skills gained from her training and as a parent, Tracy is fully involved in the day to day activities of the nursery along with her supportive staff team.
Claire Miller, Assistant Manager
Claire joined the Asquith team in 2010, she has over 25 years experience in childcare and holds a foundation degree in Early Years Education. Very experienced with all ages especially the under 2`s, Claire has previously been leading babies and toddler rooms and comes to us with a wealth of knowledge from having her own family. Claire enjoys supporting and aiding staff in their development as well as building strong bonds with children and families.
Ophea Waite-Uden, Assistant Manager
Passionate about her role. Talent for singing, bubbly, motivator. BA in Hons in Early Childhood studies. Forrest school trained and highly experienced in the childcare setting. Ophea comes from Balham to join our team at Guildford.
Eleanor Friday, Third in Charge
Ellie has worked for Asquith since 2010 and has supported many Asquith settings. Eleanor is also our Pre-school Room Supervisor. She enjoys creating an enabling safe educational environment; for children to develop the confidence to explore, wonder, inquire and question. In turn promoting independence, self-belief and the social skills needed to develop as a happy and creative individual.
Our Management team is supported by a further 2 room supervisors as well as a full team of nursery nurses and supply staff who work at nursery as and when needed.
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