Castle Nursery - South Hill, Guildford, Surrey
Castle Nursery - South Hill, Guildford, Surrey
Castle Nursery - South Hill, Guildford, Surrey

Castle South Hill Nursery opened in 1995, its 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.

South Hill has three fully equipped rooms: 0-2’s room, 2-3’s room and a Preschool for the 3-5’s. There is also a separate cot room and two gardens one for the under two’s and a larger garden for the over two’s which has an outdoor classroom in.

Group: Castle Nursery & Pre-School

Person in charge: Caroline Laidlaw (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 13

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 43

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Please contact nursery for a current fee schedule

Vacancies

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.3 (8.329)

The user Review Score of 8.3 for Castle Nursery - South Hill is based on 3 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 8.329 is made up of 4.889 Points relating to the ratings and 3.44 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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Castle Nursery has the ability to make both parent and child feel at ease and welcome. My daughter has been with the nursery for two years and has grown in confidence and ability. The staff ensure she is comforted when feeling a bit sad and encourage her to join in and develop. She has made some lovely friends and loves to go to the nursery and now asks when she can go up to the next room pre-school because she is a big girl, showing the confidence and how at ease she feels within the nursery. Castle Nursery go the extra mile which has paid dividends as shown by recent 'outstanding' OFSTED award. Well done to all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle Nursery - South Hill? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at Castle Nursery - South Hill have been fantastic. My daughter started in September 2014. They made what could have been a stressful time much easier and they couldn't have been more helpful; nothing was too much trouble. My daughter settled in quickly and is always happy and chatty when I pick her up I've noticed some big leaps in her development and she loves playing in the garden. She recently moved up to the next room and that transition has been a smooth one. She found it a little daunting joining the older kids but the staff were always on hand to give her cuddles and reassurance. The staff are all very attentive and caring, and the management always respond quickly if I have any questions. The nursery has a real family feel and I've really enjoyed joining in with the parent's events. I can't recommend them enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Castle Nursery - South Hill? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely smiley staff who are always happy to help and chat. A contented baby (only 5 months old when she started) who even at this age is enjoying the fun but structured environment. I feel so happy to leave her at the start of the day as she is pleased to be there. I have already recommended this nursery to other mummy friends and would do so wholeheartedly again.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle Nursery - South Hill? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2015

Outstanding Ofsted

Recipient: Castle Nursery - South Hill

Date: Monday 09 Mar 2015

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