Smartpractice is a early years consultancy with a difference… the difference being that we have a large exemplary working nursery which has operated at an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ level for many years winning numerous awards including;

  • Overall winner of NDNA (National Day Nursery Association) UK Nursery of the Year Award 2018
  • Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ nursery for the past 20 years (last 4 inspections)
  • NDNA Quality Counts accreditation at the highest platinum level
  • Millie’s Mark Award – Excellence in Paediatric First Aid

As early years consultants we have an excellent knowledge of all aspects of operating an outstanding setting, a full understanding of all current legislation including the requirements of Ofsted, local councils and central government, alongside exceptional business and financial experience within the childcare sector.

Annie Silcock, one of the Directors of Smartpractice owns and manages a 100 plus place nursery, and a holiday club, which was established 30 years ago and is currently graded as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted under the new EYFS Inspection Framework introduced in September 2019.

Working with clients across the UK, Smartpractice works with individuals and organisations to set up new nurseries of the highest quality and improve existing settings with support and training to achieve Ofsted outstanding. We offer consultancy in all aspects of childcare provision from education and care, to business administration and financial planning through our bespoke consultancy and training service.