Guildford Day Nursery and Preschool

Guildford Day Nursery and PreschoolUniversity of Surrey, off Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XU
Days Filled With Fun and Learning at Our Guildford Nursery

Your little one will flourish in our newly refurbished Guildford Day Nursery and Preschool. Our nursery provides nurturing childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years for local families, as well as the staff, faculty, and students at the University of Surrey, where the nursery is located.

Specialist Rooms

Your child will love spending days filled with fun, learning, and friends at our nursery in Guildford. We have four exciting rooms carefully designed to support the development for each of our age groups.

As well as our four beautiful and spacious rooms, your little one will also benefit from using our specialist rooms. These include a calming sensory room, a sleeping room for peaceful naps, an art studio for embracing creativity, and a childrens kitchen for recipe making and learning about healthy foods.

Children also enjoy Boogie Mites music sessions where they can learn about the world through music and song.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

Your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum, designed by our own Early Years specialists.

Building on the foundations of the governments EYFS curriculum, Bright Beginnings combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each childs wellbeing, development, and progress – whether thats moving rooms or preparing them for school.

You can stay updated with your childs day through our Bright Horizons Family app.

Getting Ready for Their Next Steps

To ensure your little learner is confident to start school, our older children take part in our Ready for School programme, which brings structure and focus to maths, reading, writing, and other essential skills they need to get ready for school.

Community Building

Throughout the year, you can enjoy attending various fun events at the nursery, where we encourage our practitioners, parents and children to mingle. Join us for Easter egg hunts, summer picnics, Christmas lunches, and even visits from Santa. We also host several stay-and-play sessions, where parents and carers can enjoy a day at the nursery firsthand.

Large Outdoor Area

Were very lucky to have a large outdoor space at our nursery in Guildford. The garden is divided into age-specific areas, with freeflow access from the classrooms, allowing your little explorer to choose whether to play inside or out.

The landscaped garden can be used no matter the weather, with soft grounding ensuring a safe and fun place for your child to explore and learn.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally-balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef. Our all-inclusive care extends to snacks, formula, nappies, wipes, and creams.
  • Onsite parking and buggy park.
  • Located within the grounds of the University of Surrey.
  • Our nursery in Guildford is located close to London Road Guildford train station.
  • Rated Good at our latest Ofsted inspection.

Your Personal Tour

Our devoted and long-standing practitioners are excited to welcome you and your family to Guildford Day Nursery and Preschool. Book your personal tour today and come see everything our beautiful nursery has to offer.

Active Learning Dorking Manager
Nursery Manager
University of Surrey, off Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XU
  • Monday8:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday8:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday8:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday8:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday8:00AM - 6:30PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Active Learning Dorking ManagerBeckaNursery Manager
  • Claudia Phillips Deputy Manager at GuildfordClaudiaDeputy Manager


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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Bright Horizons Family App
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