“ We are committed to working together to provide an enabling environment in which each child has the opportunity to become a happy, confident and independent learner, who will achieve their full potential 

Markenfield Nursery

Our Markenfield nursery in Woodbridge, Guildford is an 80 place, purpose built nursery with 3 designated, age related rooms for our children under two year, an age appropriate room for our 2-3’s and a pre school suitable for 32 children. We have a chef and an assistant chef that prepare and cook nutritious meals for all three of our sites in our professional kitchen, at Markenfield, adhering to dietary requirements for up to 160 children. Of the 21 practitioners in the team, 11 hold a level 3 qualification, 2 hold a level 4 and 2 hold a level 5. Our pre school room leader has an MA in Junior Teaching and the Manager holds a BA and MA in early years education and holds the early years professional Status. The core of the staff team have worked at Markenfield for over 5 years, 3 of our longest serving practitioners have been here for more than 10 years. Our chef is trained to a level 3 standard in professional cookery and has helped us achieve a 5 (very good) in our food hygiene rating for the past 2 years. Other auxillary staff include our cleaner who spends 2 hours every evening ensuring that the environment is clean for the following day.

MARKENFIELD

Old School Close
Markenfield Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 4QJ

Tel: 01483 458 877
E-mail:markenfield@castledaycare.co.uk

Setting Manager: Leanne Ellis
Hours Open: Mon to Fri 8am until 6pm
Age range: 3 months to 5 years

Staff

  • Leanne Ellis
      Leanne EllisManager - Markenfield
    I joined Castle Nursery, Markenfield in 2007 as a Nursery Practitioner and quickly worked my way up to Deputy Manager in 2008. I took over as Manager in February 2016. I hold a NVQ 4 in Early Years and Management and have two children; a daughter aged 5 and a son aged 2.
    • Kim Elliot
        Kim ElliotDeputy Manager - Markenfield
      I celebrated my 15 year anniversary with Castle in May 2016. I have had various roles within the Markenfield nursery from Practitioner to Maternity Cover Manager. I became Deputy Manager in February 2016. I hold a NNEB and have two grown up daughters and have recently became a Nanny for the first time.

      Testimonials


      “Castle Nursery was recommended by two different friends, both of whom had their children at the nursery. Anna has been attending the nursery since September 2013. She is a shy child so we appreciated being allowed to sit in the room with her for the first few days. Anna LOVES attending the nursery three afternoons a week. The staff are kind and gentle and genuinely interested in the children. We are confident that Anna is in safe hands. I am self-employed and appreciate the flexibility of the nursery allowing Anna to have more hours occasionally has been wonderful when I am trying to meet deadlines. We have really enjoyed the Christmas pageant for the past two years.” – Gillian & Rick Mills

      2018-02-19T03:17:48+00:00
      “Castle Nursery was recommended by two different friends, both of whom had their children at the nursery. Anna has been attending the nursery since September 2013. She is a shy child so we appreciated being allowed to sit in the room with her for the first few days. Anna LOVES attending the nursery three afternoons a week. The staff are kind and gentle and genuinely interested in the children. We are confident that Anna is in safe hands. I am self-employed and appreciate the flexibility of the nursery allowing Anna to have more hours occasionally has been wonderful when I am trying to meet deadlines. We have really enjoyed the Christmas pageant for the past two years.” – Gillian & Rick Mills

      “Our children have both loved going to Castle Nursery Markenfield. The Pre-School really helped our August born daughter prepare for school. The extra activities for example Forest school and Custard Music are well planned and a lot of fun. The staff are friendly and professional, the facilities are clean and tidy and our queries were answered immediately. I have recommended this nursery to a number of parents.” – Ruth Fenton

      2018-02-19T03:20:03+00:00
      “Our children have both loved going to Castle Nursery Markenfield. The Pre-School really helped our August born daughter prepare for school. The extra activities for example Forest school and Custard Music are well planned and a lot of fun. The staff are friendly and professional, the facilities are clean and tidy and our queries were answered immediately. I have recommended this nursery to a number of parents.” – Ruth Fenton

      “We could not be happier with our choice of nursery for Sienna. Having initially looked at a couple of others in the area, it struck us when we first looked around Castle at Markenfield how warm and friendly everyone was and we felt there was a lot of love in the air, which we hadn’t got so much from the other nurseries we had looked at. Sienna took a little while to settle in to her surroundings which was to be expected, but even during that sometimes difficult process, we always felt confident that she was being cared for in the right way and that it was just a matter of time before she was as happy there as all the others clearly were around her. It is now evident to us in so many ways that Sienna loves it at nursery; she gets excited every time we arrive at the door, never wants to leave when I collect her and chatters away once she is home Clearly filing me in on her exciting day! I see the lovely sight on many occasions of her voluntarily giving cuddles or kisses to her key person or other girls working in her room which is very reassuring. Aside from seeing her happy, we feel that her overall development has really improved since being at nursery; she is independent and confident and learning so much at great speed and we feel a lot of that has to do with her time spent at nursery. We cannot thank everyone enough for providing such a safe and loving learning environment For our daughter and l00k forward to her advancing up through the classes.” – Carina

      2018-02-19T03:20:32+00:00
      “We could not be happier with our choice of nursery for Sienna. Having initially looked at a couple of others in the area, it struck us when we first looked around Castle at Markenfield how warm and friendly everyone was and we felt there was a lot of love in the air, which we hadn’t got so much from the other nurseries we had looked at. Sienna took a little while to settle in to her surroundings which was to be expected, but even during that sometimes difficult process, we always felt confident that she was being cared for in the right way and that it was just a matter of time before she was as happy there as all the others clearly were around her. It is now evident to us in so many ways that Sienna loves it at nursery; she gets excited every time we arrive at the door, never wants to leave when I collect her and chatters away once she is home Clearly filing me in on her exciting day! I see the lovely sight on many occasions of her voluntarily giving cuddles or kisses to her key person or other girls working in her room which is very reassuring. Aside from seeing her happy, we feel that her overall development has really improved since being at nursery; she is independent and confident and learning so much at great speed and we feel a lot of that has to do with her time spent at nursery. We cannot thank everyone enough for providing such a safe and loving learning environment For our daughter and l00k forward to her advancing up through the classes.” – Carina

      “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