Tremorfa Nursery School in Cardiff has been rated by Estyn as ‘excellent', across three of the five areas looked at by the education inspectorate for Wales, the highest rating possible, and ‘good' in the two other areas.
Following a visit earlier this year, Estyn inspectors found thatstimulating experiences on offer every day for children in the exciting indoor and outdoor environments, engage them extremely well and this outstanding provision contributes significantly to the highly positive attitudes that children develop towards learning, at a very early age.
The report goes onto say that the school's inclusive nature and the commitment of the staff to meeting the needs and interests of every child are exemplary and that children receive a wealth of opportunities to develop their independence and gain the skills that will set them up for life.
The inspectors also reported that leaders, teachers and practitioners provide exceptional support and guidance for families before and during their children's time at the school. This secures high levels of involvement from parents, helps them to support their children's early learning and increases their chances of making good progress at the school.
Headteacher Mrs Annamaria Bevan said: "To hear Estyn describe our nursery school as an exciting, safe and happy place for children to start their educational journey, really is wonderful and testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and governors.
"We must also thank the parents and families who have supported the school and whose involvement ensures that the children are really engaged and promotes positive attitudes towards early learning."
Chair of Governors, Andrew Wallace said:"The Governing Body is extremely proud to be part of the nursery's outstanding success. Estyns inspection report has truly captured the essence of our nursery - one that places the children at the heart of the school .
"On behalf of the governing body I'd like to thank our Head Teacher Mrs Annamaia Bevan for her inspirational leadership; the staff for their dedication to nurturing and wellbeing of our children, and the community for their continued support."
Deputy Leader of Cardiff Council and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry, said: "This fantastic Estyn resultdemonstrates the shared vision from the headteacher, staff and governors at Tremorfa Nursery School, which captures a passion for early years' education and which has enthused both children and families at the school.
"The excellentstandards that have been achieved, is a result of the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. They should all feel very proud of this success which will shape a bright future for the nursery school."