When it comes to development, the early years are the most important ones and that is why we are passionate about not only providing the very highest levels of care and education for children in our own setting, but also about passing on our knowledge to others so that they too offer outstanding provision.

We deliver training through highly innovative methods ensuring that all practitioners are engaged through weaving practical hands on training with recognised exemplary practice. This produces inspired practitioners whose learning is demonstrated through improved performance.

We can help you to improve both practice and operational management within your current setting or support you as an individual, or an organisation, to set up a new nursery. We have worked with large private and public sector organisations to open workplace nurseries, the largest of which was for next plc with whom we opened a 200 place setting that attained outstanding at its first and 2nd (current) Ofsted inspection.


Case Study and Testimonial

“Right from the beginning of our major project to design, build, kit out and staff a 200 place nursery for the sole use of our Head Office employees children, Ros and Annie from Smartpractice stood head and shoulders above other consultancies as having a really practical, hands on approach to getting it right.

They were involved in every stage of the project from the development of detailed designs with the architects, thus creating a perfect nursery layout right through to ensuring our staff were of the highest calibre and ready for the grand opening. More importantly they have been instrumental in helping to develop operational and managerial procedures which will keep the nursery operating at the highest of standards expected by Ofsted and our parents for their little ones.

Thank you both and here’s to a long and sustained partnership.”

Andy Latham, Nursery project manager

-next Plc