Guildford Nursery School and Children’s Centre is committed to providing a challenging, inclusive, safe and nurturing environment where we welcome our local families with children under 5.
We celebrate diversity and individuality with everybody working together in partnership to enrich the lives of our children and families.
Guildford Nursery School and Children’s Centre aims to take an active role in improving the outcomes for our children and their families by:
• Providing local families with support, advice and opportunities to take part in a range of activities to promote the development and learning for themselves and their children
• Offering high quality, active learning with children free to explore inside and outside and to think creatively to build self-esteem and self-confidence. The environment will be safe, stimulating, inclusive and child centred
• Ensuring a strong relationship is developed between the child, the family and their key person
• Value the importance of the parents in their child’s life and work with them on their well-being and development
As a Sure Start provision, we offer nursery education and integrated care for children aged two to five years, as well as a range of high-quality services and activities for parents, carers and the local community. Do take a look around our site to find out more about us and what we can offer you and your family.
This is your centre, so if you have any ideas about how we can develop our services still further, we’d love to hear from you please use this link to contact us.
Look out for our new website – coming soon! The site will include lots of useful information on our Nursery School and Children’s Centre services, updates on our events and latest news, and links to help you follow us on social media.
Our Summer Holiday Club for 2-8 year olds will run at Hazel Avenue from 24th July-4th August and 21st August-1st September.
Forest School sessions are also on offer for 4-8 year olds on Wednesday 26th July or Thursday 24th August at Hazel Avenue. Find out more on our news page.
Unfortunately due to changes to our Children’s Centre timetable we will not be running Zumba classes with creche from September. If you have any queries, please contact us.
The government is proposing drastic funding cuts for all state run Nursery Schools across the country from 2019. This will mean that 400 state Nursery Schools, just like Guildford, will no longer be able to exist in their current form.
Please take a moment to find out more on our news page and sign a national petition.
We have a series of Adult Learning courses coming up this Term – take a look at our course information
We are a GOOD Nursery School – Ofsted November 2016
“Children are relaxed, confident and happy…”
“Children are prepared well for the next stage of their learning…”
Follow this Link to our latest Ofsted report.
Please check if you are eligible for EYPP and complete the attached form if you think you are.
For more information on EYPP click this link
To see how the Centre is using Pupil Premium to give extra support to our children Pupil Premium 2015-2016
The Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Did you know Surrey County Council offer free nursery places for two year olds? are you eligible?
Click the links below to see how FEET funding is benefiting children and their families.
Our staff are at the heart of what we’re aiming to achieve here. They are chosen not only for their qualifications and experience, but also for their caring, supportive approach – and their belief in providing an individual learning experience that’s tailored to the particular needs and abilities of each child.
Our Senior Leadership Team are:
Mrs S Cave – Head of Centre
Miss L Mackie- Children’s Centre Manager (Family Services)
Mrs J Spooner- Deputy Head of Centre (Integrated Care & Education)
Ms A Ayre – School Business Manager
They can all be contacted on 01483 566589.
Our Governing Body consists of parent, co-opted, local authority and staff governors. You can contact our Governors by email.
With two sites in Guildford open for 51 weeks a year, we provide an outstanding range of facilities, specially designed for young children and their families.
Our well-equipped playrooms offer lots of exciting activities, while the extensive outdoor areas allow children to have fun as they explore their world.
Our Forest School is something really special, giving children the opportunity to develop confidence, independence and responsibility in a safe and supervised environment.
Our policies are available to read in reception on both our Hazel Avenue and York Road sites.
Parent Information – Additional Support for your Child leaflet on the additional support available at Guildford Children’s Centre