Smarties Nursery situated just outside Chester, was founded in 1989 with the ambition to provide the highest standards of care and education.
Smarties nursery has been awarded Outstanding in all areas in their last FOUR Ofsted inspections (since 2005) and has achieved its aim to be regarded as one of the top nurseries in Cheshire. In Summer of 2018, Smarties was awarded NDNA Nursery of the Year for the whole of the UK then later that year the nursery went on to achieve the highest grade possible in the NDNA Quality Counts Accreditation. For more information on our awards and achievements click on the Ofsted and Awards Tab at the very top of the page.
Smartcare Holiday Club (see Holiday Club tab on menu bar) was set up in 1997 as a subsidiary of Smarties and has continued with the high principles developed throughout the organisation. Smartcare were also awarded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted during their last inspection in November 2018.
Smarties and Smartcare Limited pride themselves as being one of the highest quality childcare practices in Britain. We, as a nursery, are totally committed to offering an inclusive setting where all children are encouraged and supported to develop to their full potential.
This site will give you an introduction to our nursery and holiday club scheme focusing on our ethos activities and the superb facilities we have to offer. Once you have visited the areas of the site that interest you most please feel free to contact us to arrange an appointment to look round the nursery and discover for yourself why Smarties and Smartcare warrant the reputation they have.
Over the past 8 years coming to Smarties with our two children, we have been consistently filled with awe and wonder at the work that you and the team do...... inspirational does not even come close!
The range of activities the children are exposed to day in day out is phenomenal. Matilda adores attending Forest School, taking her learning outdoors and observing nature. There have been so many WOW moments in her learning that it as almost impossible to particularise.
I am very grateful that my child is part of a nursery that supports his individual needs but also allows him the space and freedom to explore and develop his interests in a fun, kind and stimulating environment. I firmly believe that Smarties are giving Harry the best foundations for his educational and social journey.
I want to say how privileged my daughter has been to attend Smaties Nursery. You have provided her with a varied, interesting and stimulating experience and we have watched her go from strength to strength.
The 'ladies' are always very knowledgeable, professional and caring. Her phonics are excellent, her word recognition and writing skills are beyond our expectations, and I am sure she wouldn't have done as well in any other setting.
I just wanted to put into words how exemplary we have find the care provided for our two children Arthur aged 3yrs and Matilda aged 9mths. Every day I feel happy that they are part of a big family!
Arthur has needed extra help with his hearing and speech and the 3-4's group have really brought this on hugely by using small group and targeted sessions with him. The variety of his experiences is incredible - his vocabulary at home is proof of this!