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SUTTON NURSERY info@magdalennursery.com Magdalen Nursery Adj. to 42 Cheam Road Sutton London SM1 2SS.

Bringing love back…

Magdalen Nursery opened their flagship nursery setting in 2018. We became aware of a landmark building which had been abandoned for many years and left in despair. The old Church of Christ on Cheam Road is an award winning modernist building that had not been used for years. We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to bring love back to this incredible building and restore it to house one of our most beautiful nurseries.

The Facilities

Magdalen Nursery, Sutton is probably one of the most unique settings in London. The beautifully converted church has become a haven for children to express themselves, explore and play. The incredible main hall is a treehouse themed space with dedicated Art areas, a Construction Zone and a beautiful library. Children have the freedom to play and express their interests in the hall where all the 7 areas of learning and present and available to them. The hall is a place of wonder for our children and has to be seen to be believed!


As with all nurseries in our group, Magdalen Nursery, Sutton has an exclusive “classroom” for our preschool children. Here, children are prepared for “big school” with a slightly more structured approach to ensure children do not feel out of place when they move on to Primary School. We still learn through play, of course, but we place emphasis subjects and topics which are more interesting to children approaching school age.

The Garden

Like all Magdalen Nursery settings, we take pride that our gardens are excellent spaces for children to run freely, play with out limits and explore nature. Sutton has a two very large gardens which are designed to reflect the separate areas of learning and development. We really have covered all the bases where a child’s interest might lie – everything from a climbing castle, a secret garden, ramps to ride bikes down and an abundance of trees and nature. We firmly believe in the importance of outdoor space for our children living in London. We all spend as much time outside, come rain or shine – and our garden are designed to provide a fun learning environment, whatever the weather.

Contact us

Magdalen Nursery
Adj. to 42 Cheam Road
TEL. 020 8642 4040
Email:  info@magdalennursery.com

Our opening times are from 7.30am to 6.30pm.

We are open Monday to Friday all year round except the Christmas week.

Both full time and part time spaces are available to children aged from 3 months to 5 years.

Fees are all inclusive of nappies, toiletries, snacks, lunches and meals.

Continuing our ethos of connecting with our parents we will have regular “mums mornings” with fresh cakes, teas and sandwiches from our kitchen.

We are a community nursery and our aim is to be at the heart of our local community, a place for parents to meet and a place for children to learn.

We value parents’ involvement in the nursery and their child’s development with us.

Parents are the child’s primary educator and it is essential that they build a strong and close relationship with us – the partnership between home and nursery is paramount to the child’s learning.

We feel an honest and open communication between parents and staff is fundamental for a happy child and healthy school. Parents will be able to monitor their child’s progress through their developmental profile, which is available to them at all times.

Magdalen Nursery prides itself on its commitment to health and nutrition. ​

Our excellent in-house chef creates a weekly seasonal menu which provides a balanced diet for our children. This will always contain plenty of fresh vegetables, meats and fruit. We pay due attention to every child’s dietary requirements and any allergies.

We believe that establishing healthy habits is essential in early life and our varied menu reflects this. Equally, we believe in broadening our children’s minds and introduce different tasty foods from around the world to them through the week.

Parents are kept informed of what their children eat with menus and samples. Our fees include breakfast, which is served between 8am to 8.30am, mid-morning snacks and milk, a healthy hot lunch and afternoon tea.

Magdalen Nursery has very strict staff recruitment processes. We are very meticulous in selecting only the best candidates for each position. ​

After being shortlisted, candidates are thoroughly checked and vetted. Only after completing an intensive induction programme are they finally hired.  Our recruitment policies and processes are quite extensive and available to view in our office.

Our staff are some of the best in the market – each member has formal qualifications in Childcare or teaching. Regardless of our facilities, we are very aware that it is our staff which makes us stand out – and it is with this in mind that we can confidently say our staff are second to none.

We are extremely proud of our excellent facilities at Magdalen Nursery. We have the best quality fittings and furniture with the highest safety ratings.

All tables and chairs are wooden and robust. Our toys are easily accessible by our children and cleaned daily to maintain hygiene standards.

We have an excellent CCTV system within our nursery for maintaining our strict safety guidelines. It is constantly monitored on a large screen in the managers’ office.

We promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging our children to be physically active and enjoying the outdoors. We have a fantastic, natural and secure gardens which are dedicated to our children. They have a variety of play equipment and toys and are a very special place in our nurseries.

Every day at Magdalen Nursery is a mixture of child–led and adult directed activities with a curriculum based around learning through play. Our fun and stimulating environment allows children to embrace their natural curiosity and enthusiasm for life. We believe that by providing a platform that supports children to discover and experiment, they will learn.

Throughout the day there are a variety of activities including messy play, drama, painting, baking and books. We have a lovely vegetable patch specifically for the children – every week they will spend time in our garden learning about fruit and vegetables, growing them and finally enjoying eating them! We aim to nurture creativity through music and movement, art and design. Time will be spent on maths and literacy games as well as exposure to computers and IT.

Magdalen Nursery is a registered early years provider and as such we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The 7 key areas of learning in the EYFS are:

• Personal, Social and Emotional Development • Communication and Language • Literacy • Mathematical Development • Knowledge and understanding of the World • Physical Development • Expressive arts and design

Children experiment, discover and learn in our creative, inspiring environments. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and its 7 key principles, our aim is to develop and teach children to become engaged learners. Each key learning area of the EYFS is explored to prepare them for the future – to help them become bright, alert and well-rounded children. We learn through play, but learn fundamental literacy and numeracy skills, tolerance, respect and love for one another.

It is our goal to provide each child with a personal programme for development and learning.

Every child is treated as an individual and encouraged to learn at his or her own pace. Through careful observation and analysis, we document our children’s profiles and guide their development personally. This is structured through online portals which are accessible
to parents throughout the day. We explore our children’s individual interests and build on their existing knowledge, thereby teaching in a way that is both meaningful and interesting to each child.