South Hill Nursery, Guildford

Our South Hill Nursery opened in 1955, 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 is a 43 place setting and has three fully equipped rooms: 0-2’s room, 2-3’s room and a Preschool for the 3-5’s. We also have 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.

Our Management Team

Amber Cespedes, Nursery Manager

I have been working in the childcare industry for over 15 years and in this time I have gained extensive knowledge in all age ranges. I originally started with the company as a Team Leader at Markenfield and then quickly progressed to Deputy Manager last year. I have worked for both large and smaller companies and have a keen interest in SENCO. I have three children myself and can consequently understand and empathise with parents expectations within Early Years from my own understanding as a Mother. I hope to bring a new lease of life to South Hill

Natalie Chrystie, Operations Manager

As the Operations Manager for Childcare And Learning Group, Natalie has responsibility for supporting and developing the nurseries and pre-schools within the group.

Natalie is a qualified childcare specialist with over 40 years experience working in the childcare industry including many years running individual nurseries for the group. Leading a senior team of three regional managers and a special projects manager, she ensures that nurseries have the facilities, support and training required to meet the group’s own high standards for best practice in childcare. 

“Your child’s education and future start with us… It is important to us that you and your child are both happy throughout your time with Castle Nursery & Pre-School