Welcome to Smartypants Exclusive Childcare
What's exclusive?

Ofsted Rated "Outstanding"

Smartypants Exclusive Childcare children’s nursery Nelson recently received a glowing review from Ofsted where the overall rating was Outstanding. Some of the key statements in the report focused on how the “partnership with parents is superb” and that “planning and assessments are precise, sharply focused on each child’s needs”.

Our Environment

Smartypants is spread across two sites, one of which is a specialist building for babies and toddlers up to 32 months, the other is a refurbished primary school building with expertly designed interiors that encourage children thrive until they start school. Both premises have large, well equipped outdoor play areas and multi-activity themed indoor rooms.



Smartypants Mission & Vision

Provide the very best care in an extremely homely environment.
Ensure a safe, warm, happy and caring environment.
Stimulate and nurture children’s individual development through sensitive and appropriate interactions.
Form a trusting and supportive partnership with parents.
Maintain an excellent staff to child ratio.
Provide exciting quality learning experiences for all children.

A Welcome

From Colette

“We realise that choosing the right child care and environment for your child is one of the hardest and important decisions you will ever make. With this in mind we have designed this website to give you an insight into why we differ from other settings.

If you would like to view our nursery, or require further information, please call and speak to myself Colette Gent, or Semara Iqbal – Nursery Manager.”

Colette Gent
– Managing Director



Our Daily Routine


Nursery Opens

We welcome children first thing in the morning with our healthy breakfast club where children can choose their own cereal and tuck into some tasty toast.


Morning Welcome

At 9.00am children of all age groups sit together in groups to welcome each other orally and using Makaton signs.

Throughout the morning children enjoy lots of free play and focused activities.


Mid-morning Snacks

Children are encouraged to pour drinks and access self chosen snacks in their own time.

Snacks and meals are always healthy and nutritious. They are often made with lots of involvement from our nursery children.


Daily Discussions and Rhymes

Between 11.00am and 11.20am children sit together where discussion takes place about the day, month, weather and any news or stories that the children may wish to tell.

Stories singing, dancing, ring games, listening to rhymes and musical instruments, both traditional and from other countries, follow so that children can develop Communication, Language and Literacy skills.


Midday Meal

Dinner is served at from 11.30am onwards. Children are encouraged to choose what they want to eat and to self serve to promote independence.

Food and Nutrition
We operate a three week rotating menu which is revised and changed in winter and summer.

Find out more about our menus


Afternoon Session to Hometime

The afternoon session follows the same routine as the morning session and nursery closes at 5.45pm.

Our Nursery

Why choose Smartypants

Your child’s happiness and ability to succeed is at the very core of our nursery. Children continue to thrive further as they transition through our age appropriate areas under the guidance of our dedicated staff who are constantly planning, observing and tracking the progress of their keyworker children – ensuring gaps are closing and children are positively striving forward.

Local Offer
Smartypants is a fully inclusive nursery that takes pride in welcoming and supporting children all of needs and abilities.
Read more about what we can offer children with specific needs
Parents as Partners
SmartyPants aims to form a partnership with parents to support and enhance the development of the children. Our prime importance is the understanding of your child. Nobody knows your child better than you do.
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We are one of the most competitively priced nurseries in our area, with a 10% discount for siblings and flexibility around session times, for example short sessions are charged at an hourly rate whereas full time fees are fully inclusive of all meals and snacks.

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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
This Government Framework sets standards of care and learning that all childcare providers are expected to deliver. The EYFS consists of a series of early learning goals that set out what most children are expected to achieve by the end of their reception year.

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Holiday Club
We offer full time holiday care for 4-11 years during non term time. The club operates from 730am – 545pm, Mon-Fri and children can enjoy breakfast, snacks, fresh healthy lunch and afternoon tea.

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Excellent rooms

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Highly skilled Staff

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