Bright Beginnings.
University of Sheffield.
Wivenhoe Nursery.

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.


“It was a pleasure to work with Annie and Ros when considering our Nursery service, their expertise was vital to support our planning and the report was incredibly detailed and contained a wealth of relevant and useful information. I would thoroughly recommend working with Smart Practice on similar projects and look forward to them supporting us through the rest of the development.”

Chris Hindmarch – Project Manager – Vice-Chancellors Office

-Durham University