Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School in Guildford

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asquith nannies are available at Guildford Day NurseryOur 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 nursery tour at a time to suit you. To book a tour, please call 01753 20 11 22 or

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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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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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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Testimonials about Guildford Day Nursery & Pre-School

Just wanted to say, our experience of Asquith's so far has been really positive. Everyone has been so friendly and caring, the girls in the baby room in particular, but all of the staff we've met - the place has a really nice feel to it. It's hard putting our son in nursery and getting used to leaving him, knowing he's in a caring, warm environment is very reassuring. Just wanted to pass on the feedback and say thank you.
Baby Room Parent - March 2016

We have had a very good experience with your nursery and the team and are incredibly grateful for the support and affection you have given Harry during his time there.
Pre-School Parent - December 2015

Aww thank you for your e-mail. He is definitely loving it there, he was in such a great mood when I picked him up yesterday after his first full week and I’m sure he is missing you all today. Thank you for taking such good care of him.
Baby Room Parent - November 2015

Isabella really enjoys it at nursery and we want her to continue to come in three times a week and have fun with her friends
Baby Room Parent - October 2015

Thank you so much for your efforts with my son’s potty training - it feels like he's made real progress.
Nursery Room parent - October 2015

Thank you so much for your efforts with my son’s potty training - it feels like he's made real progress.
Nursery Room Parent - October 2015

On the last day we got this fantastic folder from you guys that showed all of the development that Lottie was tracking against
Nursery Room Parent - September 2015

Thank you so much for your mail and for a very good first week for Ella at your nursery! It feels that we’ve/she’s gotten a really good start and we hope that this will continue going forward, we already feel so welcomed.
Nursery Room Parent - September 2015

We think that the staff has been really good to help Adam settling. The feedback everyday and the weekly summary for the settling in period are very reassuring. We've just moved from Norway and that was a lot of changes for us, new country, new house and new childcare but Adam is already taking about his new friends at school so we are very happy we chose Asquith Nursery.
Pre-School Parent - September 2015

Sadly this email is to confirm that after several very happy years at Asquith our circumstances have changed and we have to move on. They have both had a great time, learnt heaps and made loads of friends. We are very sad indeed, thanks for all your hard work over the last few years and keep in touch!
Baby and Pre-School Parents - August 2015

I would like to thank you all for your kind, love and support you have given Charlotte over the last 2 years. Although we moved over a year ago, we have been making the hour round trip as Charlotte loves you all and nursery so much! She has grown and developed in to a lovely, happy little girl and we can't thank you all enough for the amazing care you have given her. Thank you again for everything, I know she will miss you all!
Nursery Room Parent - July 2015

We are very happy with the nursery and the ladies that look after Tristan, they look happy to see Tristan every morning which is so lovely. He is very happy there, has a lot of fun, is learning a lot of things. One of the things we like in particular is how personal the care is. We are confident that if we ask for something to be done with regard to Tristan then it will be done. They also try to make sure eczema scratching is kept to a minimum while he's awake too and they are very good at applying the eczema cream that we've given. Also any worries that we have about anything they are more than happy to chat to us about them. We also love the balance between young staff and older staff, as they tend to bring diverse qualities to the nursery, it's energy and fun meeting maturity and responsibility, all the characteristics that we'd want the people looking after our child to have. This was one of the things that sets this nursery apart from others. We love all the ladies that work there, the ones that we've interacted with, Nyssa, Claire, Ellie, Jess, Gill and so on, and of course Tabitha is a great manager. She was at the Dorking Asquith nursery where our son was before and we were so happy to hear that she'd be moving to the Guildford Asquith. We're also very happy to hear that Sarah who was the cook at Dorking Asquith will now be joining this nursery. We feel the nursery is like a big family which is wonderful.
Baby Room Parent - July 2015

I'm really pleased Theo is getting on OK with the potty training at nursery. Thanks to all his teachers for their work with this.
Nursery Room Parent - June 2015

Nathalie has really enjoyed nursery, and we are really grateful for all the attention and care from everyone at Asquith over the past 2 year with you.
Pre-School Parent - June 2015

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