“ 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 

South Hill Nursery

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.


Guildford Road
14 South Hill

Tel: 01483 533344

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


  • Jess
      JessManager- South Hill
    I joined Castle in 2010 as an Early Years Practitioner, quickly working my way up to Room Leader and third in charge in 2011. In 2015 I was promoted to Manager at South Hill. I have studied childcare since leaving school, I gained my CACHE Level 3 in 2009 and I hold a BA Hons in Leadership and Education which I completed in 2014. It has always been my ambition to educate and care for young children. My school work experience at a Special Needs School inspired me to begin my stimulating and worthwhile career in Early Years which I relish each day.
    • Jamie
        JamieDeputy Manager - South Hill
      I started with Castle Nursery in 2010 as a bank member of staff alongside studying for my degree. I have had the opportunity to work at all three of our Castle settings and have progressed up to my current role as Deputy Manager of South Hill, since November 2017. I hold a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies and am Level 3 Forest School Leader qualified. Early Years is my passion and I relish the fact that there are no two days that are the same.

      “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