About us

Kids_paintingCastle Nursery & Pre-School was founded in 1995 with our first nursery setting at South Hill, Guildford, Surrey. Castle Nursery & Pre-School now has three nurseries and they are as follows:-

South Hill Nursery

Our South Hill Nursery setting can be found nestled in the heart of Guildford town, its location is perfect for parents living and working in Guildford town centre.

The South Hill Nursery is a Victorian building which dates back to 1858, formally the first Primary School in Guildford. This historic locally listed building has been carefully and beautifully converted to meet the needs of the children, whilst retaining its character features.

Shamley Green Nursery

Castle Nursery in Shamley Green opended in 2002, we are a 39 place rural day nursery situated in the grounds of Wonersh & Shamley Green Primary School. We have a single storey building with disabled access and two fully equipped rooms, one for the under two's and one for the over two,s. We have direct access into the outdoors areas from both rooms with the over two's having free flow indoors and outdoors access to a digging area, willow den, growing area, mud kitchen, sand and water play. There is also a large sand pit, role play house, trim trail and a variety of gross motor equipment on a safety surface area. We are fortunate to have a woodland environment nearby which encourages a variety of wildlife into the area and a Forest School, where the children can explore and experiment following their curiosity and ideas in a natural environment. We are open 51 weeks of the year from 8am to 6pm.

Markenfield Nursery

Our Castle Nursery, at Markenfield Road opened in October 2003 offering all that you would anticipate from a purpose built Ofsted registered nursery and pre-school. With its excellent standards of care and education; great indoor and outdoor space in a nurturing and safe environment the children at Markenfield Road enjoy an active and happy nursery setting.

At Castle, Markenfield, every opportunity is taken to celebrate the face that parents are a child's primary educator.  Considering this fact, opportunities are made available for parents to participate in training that is current, surrounding areas such as curriculum, food provided for the children and first aid training.

Whilst our Castle Nursery settings share many important qualities we also ensure we retain our individuality.
What is very important to Castle Nursery & Pre-School is the support we aim to provide to parents. We remain dedicated to offering the most flexible provision of child-care possible without compromising on the quality of care or the child's well-being.

Castle Nursery & Pre-School looking Forward:-
We plan to continue raising the bar of future childcare provision by challenging complacency and pioneering a forward thinking approach today and every day. One way we will achieve this is to continue making significant investment in our staff by supporting their training and ongoing professional development. This is because Castle's success to date can be attributed to the dedication of our staff and their leadership. How this manifests day-to-day is in the excellent relationships that our staff members have with the children and their parents.
We know that Castle is only as good as the relationship between our staff and our customers (the big ones and the little ones) and we plan to continue listening and responding to parents' needs, quickly and effectively.

Shamley Green & Markenfield are now registerd Forest Schools! click here for further information.