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Challengers Guildford Play Centre, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1TU

Monday - Friday | 9am - 12pm OR 12pm - 3pm, 9am - 3pm (all day)

Key staff:
Eleanor Barnett | Kat Link

Telephone: 01483 230 588

£36 full day or £18 session or FEET (2 year old) or EYFE (3-4 year old) funding for eligible parents

Information about the scheme

We are holding an Open Morning at Guildford Pre-School on Tuesday 2nd May, from 9:30am-12pm. Come along and see a tour of the centre, meet the team, and enjoy some tea, coffee and cake! To RSVP, please email

Who can go?

Children age 2 – 5 years will be able to attend the scheme. Free Early Education for Two years olds (FEET) is available for eligible 2 year olds, and parents of children aged 3 years and above will be able to use their FEE funding.

What happens at Guildford Pre-school?

Our activities in Guildford include puzzles, painting and gluing, sand and water play, soft play, sensory and outdoor fun, cooking and much, much, more – all developed in line with the national Early Years Foundation Stage. We also have a well-equipped sensory suite, soft play, and extensive secure outside play area and play structures.

In addition to our continuous provision, we plan enhanced activities on a weekly basis considering children’s individual needs and focusing on their next step learning and development goals.


Our staff work very hard to ensure that the children who attend our Guildford Pre-school can learn and have lots of fun in a stimulating environment.

Staff member
Kat Link (Pre-school Manager) Degree: Early Childhood Studies (BA Hons); Postgraduate diploma in The Applied Psychology of Intellectual Disabilities
Eleanor Barnett (Deputy Manager) Degree: Early Childhood Studies (BA Hons); Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education
Further information about funding

Free Early Education for 2 year olds (FEET) is an offer of up to 15 hours of free early education and childcare a week. To be eligible to apply for FEET your family must meet either the automatically funded, financial or other criteria. If your child does not meet any of these they may still be eligible for funding if a professional involved with your family considers them to have a significant need.

In England all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of free early education a week for up to 38 weeks a year. This is to give children the opportunity to take part in planned learning activities, and help prepare them for school through the early learning goals set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage. There is more information on the Surrey County Council website.

How can my child join Guildford Pre-school?

If you are a new parent, you will first need to register with Challengers. To do that call the booking line on 01483 230 939.

To book a place please email the Play & Leisure team or call us on 01483 230 930.

We are fully Ofsted registered. The number for this scheme is 22433.

If you have any queries, please send us a message

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