Four Ceredigion organisations were successful in the Estyn Excellence Awards in October.
Aberporth Bilingual Playgroup and Cylch Meithrin Talgarreg made up half of the nurseries that were recognised for excellence.
Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn and Ysgol Mynach were two of 29 primary schools recognised on the night.
Councillor Catrin Miles is the Cabinet member responsible for Learning Services. She said: “We are extremely proud of the recognition by Estyn of the excellence achieved at these schools and settings. I offer my sincere congratulations to all staff, pupils, governors and parents.”