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A Wrexham nursery school has received a positive report following its most recent inspection.

‘Little Scholar’s’ nursery, which is located on the Glyndwr University campus, has been judged as ‘Good’ by her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales, Estyn.

The nursery, which was opened in 2004 provides daycare services for staff and students at the university, as well as the public. At the time of the inspection there were 18 children present.

Little Scholar’s provides daycare for children between six weeks and four years of age and is open for five days per week, mornings and afternoons. It also provides part-time funded education for three-year-olds each afternoon.

Within Estyn’s report it is noted that the nursery’s current performance is ‘Good’, with Estyn going onto comment on the progress made by children in the setting; the standards of children’s well-being, the quality of the teaching and the overall behaviour in the setting.

Alongside this, Estyn goes onto comment on the nursery’s prospects for improvement – which have also been judged as ‘Good’.

The inspection report goes onto detail the ‘Main Findings’ by Estyn, commenting on topics that cover the teaching standard, building facilities and the learning environment.

Many of the findings have been judged as good, with the nursery’s standards, learning experiences, teaching; care, support & guidance, leadership, improving quality, partnerships and resource management all falling into this category.

Well-being and Learning Environment have been judged as ‘Excellent’, meaning there are ‘many strengths, including significant examples of sector-leading practice’.

Speaking about the well-being of children at the nursery, Estyn writes: “All children settle very quickly to
activities and follow the setting’s routines exceptionally well. As a result, they feel safe, secure and ready to learn. All children are extremely well behaved and kind and courteous to each other. Without exception, children are busy, enthusiastic and highly involved in activities.”

A full copy of the the Little Scholar’s inspection report can be found on the Estyn website here.