To operate at a high level and meet the standards demanded by Ofsted requires robust administrative and operational systems. Smartpractice provides complete packages to ensure a nursery has all the information, systems, policies, procedures and audit tools to ensure the highest level of practice can be reached and maintained. We also fully appreciate the financial and business elements of running a nursery to ensure the setting maximises profitability as well as maintaining quality.

Administrative packages cover all areas of nursery management including education, health and safety, safeguarding, staff and business management.

We work closely with all our clients to ensure that they get exactly the right bespoke support that they need to move their business forward and deliver outstanding practice and service.

Ofsted Reports

“The owner successfully implements a highly comprehensive range of exemplary procedures and policies that support children’s health, safety and well-being”
Latest Ofsted report Smarties and Smartcare ltd

“Documentation is maintained to an extraordinary high standard and staff are continually supported through the acknowledgement of their excellent work and through praise and encouragement.”

Extract from recent Ofsted report for Next Steps Nursery who have been fully supported by Smartpractice throughout the pre and post opening phases.


We engaged Smartpractice to undertake an audit of our setting and review our business model. Following the audit, Ros, Annie and Lisa worked closely with us to deliver a training programme for our staff to ensure the requirements of the EYFS were being met consistently across the setting. They also provided clear guidance on improving the resources in our rooms and optimising both the indoor and outdoor space. We purchased their documentation package to ensure our policies and procedures were of the highest quality. They also assisted us with the recruitment of a new nursery manager, and we now have an inspiration manager in role.

All of this hard work has enabled us to retain our ‘good’ Ofsted rating. We are very grateful to Smartpractice for the quality of their advice and their first class support. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Linda McCanna, Assistant Director

-UECS (Operations)