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.


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

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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