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13 March 2015

Prestigious Award for Rossett House Nursery

Rossett House Nursery has become first in the County to receive the prestigious Healthy and Sustainable Pre-School Scheme National Award from Welsh Government. The Healthy and Sustainable Pre School Scheme operates across Wales and it is managed by Public Health Wales and supported locally by the Wrexham County Borough Council’s Healthy Schools Team.

By achieving the award Rossett House have successfully demonstrated that they have implemented actions that have covered a wide range of health issues including, Nutrition and Oral Health, Physical Activity/Active Play, Mental and Emotional Health, Well-being and Relationships, Environment, Safety, Hygiene and Workplace Health and Well-being.

As well as focusing on these health areas they have also achieved the ‘Tiny Tums Award’ in recognition of the food that is served at the setting and the Gold Standard Small Workplace Health Award which shows they take staff health and well-being as a priority. They have a fantastic outdoor space for children to play and learn as well as high standards for safety and hygiene.

Nerys Bennion, Healthy Pre Schools Officer for Wrexham County Borough Council said: “Rossett House Day 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 that pass through their care in the future.”

Peter Graham, Director of Rossett House Nursery said: “We are delighted and proud to receive this prestigious award. We work hard to ensure that all children attending the nursery have the very best start in life and promoting their health and well-being is a very important part of our provision.”

Cllr Michael Williams, Lead Member for Children’s Services and Education said: “It is wonderful to have the first nursery, of what I hope will be one of many in Wrexham, receive this national award. The effort staff have put into encouraging child nutrition, well-being and fitness is outstanding and it is fantastic to see Rossett House Nursery’s efforts being officially recognised.”