SmarterPlay is a fantastic new app providing families in Kent (England) with exclusive free access to a range of opportunities and facilities to support them in the demanding and fun role of parenting their young children.

With up-to-date information from a range of locations and in-app tools, SmarterPlay offers families, ideas and information to enhance young children’s learning and experiences - literally at their fingertips!

Features of the SmarterPlay app include:

• Regular weekly pop-ups (Push Notifications), related to age of child, on fun ideas and activities to promote early learning related to the EYFS Development Matters statements

• Information and links to useful websites covering:

Special Moments – the importance of bonding and attachment
With baby
Movers and Shakers – the importance of physical activities
Again, Again & Again – recognising and understanding schemas
Relating to Others – the importance of forming relationships – social and emotional development
Tips for Talking – supporting and encouraging children’s ability to talk
Exciting Explorations – the wonders of playing with every day and non-expensive items
Rest, Routines and Relaxation – the importance of ensuring adequate rest and regular routines

• Making Memories – capture and annotate special moments, significant learning shared with families. Families could be encouraged to share these with you and add to their children’s Learning Journeys. A useful tool to support meaningful and individual planning.

• Family Friendly Places (geo-located) to visit including:

Country Parks
Children’s Centres
Nappy changing facilities
Parking facilities

• Choosing Quality Childcare? Guidance and helpful hints on what to consider when selecting childcare

• Information on local early years providers and schools including link to Ofsted website for latest Ofsted inspection reports

• Free Childcare – access to information on funding and relevant forms

• Quiz - an interactive quiz for families highlighting the importance of supporting children’s development, well being and safety in a fun and inspiring way

What's New

Version 2.0

-New images and icons
-Ability to add additional children for diarising moments
-Ability to diarise moments by adding images not just from your camera roll, but screen shots etc will also work
-Tips, News, SmarterPlay, Choosing Quality Childcare layout improvements. Cells now expand to show full content rather than truncating text.

Ratings and Reviews

Recommend by a parent to all parents


Very useful and an informative app for early years childcare.



Lots of handy information here! Great idea!

Useless app


Didn't find this app remotely useful.

I can take photos and diarise moments without it.

Locations - no ability to filter and search, just a map showing loads of pins and no visible key.

Tips just show category titles and first few words of a sentence so I don't know what the tip is about until I clock on it. How do I filter?

Can get all this information on websites.


Alex McPherson
19.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Kent County Council


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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