Caia Park councillors have praised a recent Estyn report for the Caia Park Nursery school as "a centre of excellence". The official inspection report describes many aspects of the nursery’s work as "outstanding" and the school itself as "highly successful".
The nursery school on Prince Charles Road, Caia Park, caters for children between the ages of three and four from across the Wrecsam area and is seen as a centre for educational excellence for the whole area.
Smithfield Councillor Keith Gregory said: “We are very lucky to have such a valuable service in Caia Park, it’s one of a kind. The nursery has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere which I’m sure is a key aspect of its success, well done to everyone involved.”
These comments were echoed by Councillor Ronnie Prince of Cartrefle ward: “The Caia nursery is a great facility, we’re all very proud of their success”.
Whitegate Councillor Marc Jones added: “The Caia nursery really is an integral part of the community with all parents full of praise for the service it provides. The early intervention provided by the dedicated team of staff is an essential stepping stone to full-time education for many of the children who attend. I congratulate all the staff, governors and parents for what can only be described as superb report."
The nursery is currently facing proposals to make it part of Hafod y Wern school, a move that parents, staff and governors fear could jeopardise the good work featured in the Estyn report.
Councillor Carrie Harper, of Queensway ward, said: “The report speaks for itself with the head teacher particularly receiving a glowing review. As councillors we were concerned to hear of an upcoming consultation about the future of the nursery. It would seem ridiculous to make any changes to what is obviously such a successful formula - as the saying goes, if it ain't broke, why fix it?
"The nursery and staff have our full support and we’re sure many children in the area will continue to benefit from the expertise and commitment on offer. Well done Caia Park nursery.”
• Both Carrie and myself enjoyed chatting to staff, parents and governors at the celebration there on Thursday.