Cogan Nursery School has achieved a rating of excellence in all five inspection areas, with inspectors giving no specific recommendations following the inspection.

In their report, Estyn named the school as a “highly effective educational setting", which provides exceptional early-years education for its pupils.

The inspectors noted that “all practitioners have an exemplary understanding of child development."

A case study of the nursery school’s practices have been sent to Estyn at their request in the hope that such practices will contribute to the new Curriculum for Wales.

Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, Cllr Lis Burnett said: “The outcome of the inspection is brilliant - staff and pupils at Cogan Nursery should be very proud.

“The school team places their pupils’ well-being at the heart of their work. They now have the opportunity to share the ways in which they do this which could help shape the future of early years education in Wales.”

Headteacher Pauline Rowland said: “Everyone at Cogan Nursery School is delighted with the outstanding inspection report.

"It reflects the ethos of the school and recognises the hard work of the entire school team of staff, children, parents and governors.”

Cogan Nursery School is a state school which serves children from Penarth and the surrounding areas between three and five years old.

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