Smarties was founded in 1989 by Annie Silcock, a qualified teacher, with a commitment to provide the highest standard of care and education. The Smartcare holiday club followed in 1997 and continued with the same ethos. Annie continues to be involved in the nursery daily and also has a consultancy which sets up outstanding nurseries or improves outcomes for existing ones.
The owner has Qualified Teacher Status. She regularly models her outstanding practice, using highly effective communication to inspire staff.
Partnerships with parents, other professionals and schools are exemplary.
Children's social and emotional development is supported exceptionally well.
A fabulous nursery combining the best of care with strong educational programmes. Smarties is bursting with confidence and know how and full of people – adults and children who are having fun.