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The inspection report reads as a treasure trove of positive comments

Staff at Sutherland Day Nursery in Tolworth (Surbiton)are celebrating a very positive Ofsted report

The nursery, which was set up only one year ago, was inspected in February. The nursery is registered by Ofsted to care for 72 children, aged from three months to five years, and was praised by the inspector in all key areas:

• Overall Effectiveness of the Early Years Provision
• The Leadership and Management of the Early Years Provision
• The Quality and Standards of the Early Years Provision
• Helping children make a positive contribution
• The partnership with parents and carers
• The organisation

The inspection report reads as a treasure trove of positive comments. Regarding the overall effectiveness of the setting it says: “The capacity for improvement, through the use of self evaluation and strong and proactive leadership, is outstanding. The impact of this is best demonstrated by the methods used, which includes partnership with parents, to support and promote the inclusion of children who speak English as an additional language and those with additional learning needs. Children are cared for and safeguarded by a professional staff team who know the children individually very well. Children are making good progress towards the early learning goals.’’

Other positive findings from the inspectors include:

• Staff are working exceptionally hard to establish inclusive and valuable partnerships with parents, carers and other agencies

• Robust procedures for the recruitment and retention of staff, and for supporting and promoting professional development ensures that children are cared for in a safe and stimulating care and learning environment

• The key person system and delegation of roles and responsibilities to staff with specialist qualifications and skills, such as for babies and toddlers, inclusion, behaviour management and special educational needs is becoming highly effective

Mrs Grażyna Sutherland MA MBA & Mr Andrew Sutherland BA PGCE are the nursery proprietors. The Nursery is successfully managed on a daily basis by Becky Brooks, supported by an experienced childcare advisor, Mrs Catriona Nason, Mrs Sutherland herself and a strong team. Mr & Mrs Sutherland have run Sutherland Education and the London International Study Centre (LISC) from their current premises, just a few doors from the nursery in Tolworth, since 2003. They now care for and educate within the Sutherland Education Group children from a few months old right through to 18 years, also successfully assisting with ongoing tuition and exam preparation for GCSE and A level students. Additionally, Sutherland Education is accredited by AEGIS (The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) and LISC is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English.

According to Grażyna Sutherland: “she couldn’t have achieved so much in one year without the hard work and commitment of the staff members, the childcare advisor Catriona Nason, the help of the Early Years and Childcare Advisors and her closest family and friends. The nursery’s first Ofsted inspection report since opening last year reassures both existing and prospective parents that their children are benefiting from very high quality care, education and social development opportunities created by a dedicated team of professionals."

Sutherland Day Nursery opened in January 2008 providing full day care for children from birth to five. The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6.30pm and is staffed by qualified and experienced early years’ professionals. For a prospectus or to arrange a visit please contact the nursery on: 020 8399 8999 or via

Notes to Editors - Please direct any media enquiries to Catriona Nason, email: Nursery contact tel. no.: 020 8399 8999. The full Ofsted report is available at More information on the nursery can be found on the website: or in the prospectus.

Grażyna Anna Sutherland MA, MBA
Co-Principal of the Sutherland Education Group:
Sutherland Education, London International Study Centre & Sutherland Day Nursery

392-394 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 7BB
Tel.: +44 (0)208-3908810
Fax: +44 (0)208-3904775

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