Bright Beginnings.
University of Sheffield.
Wivenhoe Nursery.
Pick Everard.
Aston University.

We have regularly worked with nurseries to successfully assist them in maintaining and improving their EYFS provision and Ofsted outcomes. We have also worked alongside large organisations to open nurseries in the workplace, such as Next plc opening a 200 place setting, supporting them from conception to the Ofsted inspection where they achieved outstanding in all areas.

We have supported investors with acquisitions by auditing practice, evaluating business models and preparing focused action plans. We have supported several Universities both through tenders and managing their nursery, and succeeded in significantly improving the quality of education and care. All went on to achieve greatly improved Ofsted outcomes.

We have worked with individual nurseries and small nursery groups to improve their EYFS practice and their Ofsted outcomes. This has involved training of owners, managers and practitioners. We took a small nursery chain from inadequate to outstanding in 6 months by implementing our documentation and training staff.

We recognise that over the past few years the nursery sector has changed beyond all recognition and there are now more legal and administrative requirements than ever before in a very competitive market place. We appreciate the demands are now so great that even excellent nurseries may not have all the in-house skills and expertise to completely fulfil the required standards from Ofsted and the government.

Smartpractice is able to offer a completely bespoke service delivered in a customer focused and interactive style. We aim to provide 100% customer satisfaction and have a track record of delivering just that… click here for our case studies.


“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