Teddies Godalming | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Godalming

Teddies Godalming

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Teddies Godalming Nursery and Preschool is conveniently located within a five minute walk of Godalming Train Station. We offer a home from home environment for children aged from 3 months to 5 years old. The children can start their journey with us in our Little Learners Room and continue through to our Preschool Room, where the children and families will enjoy the nursery Graduation Ceremony to mark this special occasion.

Our children have the opportunity to explore the outdoor play environment and extend their learning. Extracurricular activities are offered including Molly Moocow, Theatrebugs and French Lessons.

The staff are led by an experienced and long standing management team. All of our staff are guided through our Great 8 trainings including Health and Safety, Diversity, Food Hygiene and our staff are also trained in Pediatric First Aid.

Our all-inclusive fees include meals, snacks, branded nappies, nappy cream, wipes, bottles and formula milk as appropriate, enabling the transition from home to nursery a smoother experience.

All our meals are freshly prepared onsite and our menus have been approved by the Children’s Food Trust.

The Teddies Godalming team are proud to achieved Outstanding in their latest Ofsted inspection.

Teddies Godalming Nursery and Preschool Manager
Sarah Harman-Sheppard
Nursery Manager


Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning

Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

A day at Teddies Godalming

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning


  • Morning

    Play & Activities

  • Morning

    Story Time

  • Morning

    Singing Time

  • Midday


  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Story Time

  • Afternoon

    Singing Time

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Sarah Harman-Sheppard

After completing my NNEB Diploma in 1991, my career has been varied. It started off teaching Maths and History in Primary Schools followed by working for Social Services, running a Nanny Agency and a Deputy Head at a Montessori School. However in 1996, I joined Teddies Nurseries and in the subsequent years my career has taken many different pathways, from opening many nurseries to being a Quality Compliance Manager, Health and Safety Manager and a Field Manager.

I opened Godalming Nursery in 2002 and enjoy the family orientated and calm atmosphere that is created here by my amazing and committed team. In 2011 my son was born, so I became a parent of Godalming. I can put my hand on my heart and say that Bright Horizons has played a significant positive role in my son’s life. My husband and I comment that bringing our son to Bright Horizons has been one of our greatest investments.

I am passionate about education and care for all children and will always be fully committed to my career. My team and I continually keep updated and extend our qualifications to ensure we are progressing in all areas in our nursery from the EYFS, special educational needs, health and safety to the safeguarding of the children. Finally my days are never boring, the joy of being with the children is priceless!

Amanda Fish

This year I celebrate 10 years of my childcare career at Teddies Godalming Nursery and Preschool. After completing my BTEC National Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3 at Guildford College in June 2006, I started here in October 2006 as a Nursery Nurse. I have progressed in my career through the nursery to my current role; which I have held for four and half years.

Bright Horizons have a fantastic training programme and I have been able to complete online and external training including First Aid, Child Protection, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and many more. I am currently the nurseries SENCO Rep, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Fire Marshall Rep allowing me to use my skills throughout the nursery.

Every day is different at Teddies Godalming Nursery and Preschool; from the moment you walk through the doors in the morning, to the moment you walk out of the doors in the evening. Every child has their own personality and this is what makes my day exciting, enjoyable, and memorable and it’s what makes my time here special. The team spirit within the nursery allows us together to achieve all and more for our families that enter our nursery; caring for them and their individual needs. 

Events at Teddies Godalming

  • Join us for our Growing Scientists Open Day

    10 March 2017

    You are cordially invited to our Growing Scientists Open Day

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Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 10 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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