Little Scholars Nursery in Wrexham has been awarded a prestigious award by the Welsh Government.
They received the Health and Sustainable Pre School Scheme award after implementing actions to cover health issues including: nutrition, oral health, physical activity/ active play, mental and emotional health, wellbeing and relationships, environment, safety, hygiene and workplace health and wellbeing.
Manager at Little Scholars, Catrin Davies, said of the win:
“We are really pleased to receive this prestigious award. The whole team is committed to providing the very best standards of care and early years’ education to the children who attend the nursery and we are all proud to receive the Health and sustainable Pre-Schools accreditation.”
As well as this, the setting also won the “Tiny Tums Award” in recognition of the food they provide, as well as the Gold Standard Small Workplace Health Award after they proved they make the health and wellbeing of their staff a priority.
The scheme under which they have won the awards, The Healthy and Sustainable Pre-School Scheme, is operated across all of Wales and is managed by Public Health Wales with support from Wrexham Council’s Healthy Schools Team.
Lead Member for Children’s Services and Education, Cllr Michael Williams, said:
“This is excellent news. A nursery that puts the general health and well-being of children and staff should be congratulated and I wish them the very best for the future.”
Nerys Bennion, Healthy Pre Schools Officer for Wrexham County Borough Council added: “Little Scholars Nursery has shown that the general health and well-being of children and staff is at the forefront of the setting. The environment of the setting is outstanding both indoors and outdoors.”
“They embrace all initiatives that can help to influence practice in the setting and make the experience for staff and children extra special. I am sure they will continue to promote a healthy and happy environment for the children who pass through their care in the future.”