Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) has recognised the highest level of care at Sutherland Day Nursery by awarding the nursery the ‘Outstanding’ grade during the latest inspection. The report states:

  • ‘The provision is outstanding’.

  • ‘The staff team gives a high priority to children's safety and well-being. Staff are very vigilant in their supervision of children, while at the same time allowing them the freedom to explore their environment safely.’

  • ‘Staff plan a careful balance of group activities and free exploration sessions to ensure children have time and freedom to become deeply involved in their play’.

  • ‘The key person system works extremely effectively to ensure the assessment and recording of children's progress and the identification of children's specific needs are comprehensive. ‘

  • ‘The quality of teaching is excellent. The provider and staff skilfully promote children's understanding and skills, inspiring them to explore, be imaginative and with confidence and joy to take on new challenges.

  • ‘There are strong partnerships with parents and outside professionals involved in the care of the children, ensuring each child's individual needs are thoroughly known and met.’

  • ‘Staff receive excellent support from management for their professional development through extremely effective teamwork, communication and monitoring of the provision, to improve teaching, learning and drive continuous improvement.’

  • ‘Staff do much to encourage older children to be independent in their play.’

  • ‘All children, including babies, are gaining skills for the next stage of their learning.’

  • ‘Regular assessments enable staff to build on children’s progress and development.’

  • ‘Staff ensure that children are motivated and happy to learn.’

  • ‘Staff promote children's communication and language skills very successfully, so children engage in meaningful conversations with both adults and friends.’

  • ‘Partnership with parents and carers is one of many strengths.’

  • ‘The environment enables every child to follow their own interests and achieve their full potential.’

  • ‘The environment is superbly organised and resourced.’

  • ‘Children are cared for in a warm and welcoming environment where excellent hygiene practices are followed by all staff.’

  • ‘Staff teach children how to keep themselves safe.’

  • ‘All staff have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the learning and development requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.’

  • ‘Management demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of their responsibilities to meet the learning and development and safeguarding and welfare requirements.’

  • ‘Extremely effective, continuous monitoring is in place to ensure that children receive high quality experiences during their time at the nursery.’

  • ‘The nursery team strives continuously to maintain very high standards through the dedication of the staff, who are united in driving improvement. Consequently, this has an exceedingly positive effect on all the children’s progress.’

The highest standards of education and care have only been possible to achieve thanks to the utter dedication and commitment of our well qualified and experienced staff. Among our members we have NVQ 2, 3, foundation degree qualified and a number of QTS teachers. A few staff members have been with us as long as 6-7 years and some who might have left in the past have come back in appreciation of the rewarding, friendly, professional and supportive working environment within our nursery. Parents’ testimonials and recommendations posted on social media and recognized sites speak for themselves. We have been delighted to have developed such strong partnerships with parents who recognise the very high quality of care offered by Sutherland Day Nursery.

© 2019 Sutherland Day Nursery

© 2019 Sutherland Day Nursery, 384-386 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 7BB - www.sutherlandnursery.co.uk

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