Please note that if you have been awarded a direct payment card from Leicestershire County Council, this can be used for our activities!


At SMART, we provide a wide range of FUN activities for ALL children to enjoy. For those that need additional support we provide experienced, talented staff to ensure that every child will always have fun whilst with us.  We support all children individually, in an inclusive non judgmental  “family ” feel environment. 

We understand equality, diversity, and we ensure that every child is included in everything we do, without feeling pressured, going at their pace.

SMART is based around scientific evidence, research that confirms that combining positivity, creativity, and wellbeing has significant increased effect on both childrens and adults Mental Health. 

SMART fuse a range of fun activities that blend the social/emotional, life skills and personal development with a range of creativity whilst learning.

We are 100% inclusive, allowing every child is given opportunities and we encourage them to try new experiences whilst always having fun and forming new friendships.
SMART provide a soft approach to their unique programmes, and our CBT based therapy, providing coping strategies to last a lifetime. We teach all learning styles to ensure every child is learning and  progressing to their full potential.

We provide outstanding ofsted registered holiday sessions, full day, half days and super special rates. We accept direct payments from the Local Authorities, childcare vounchers and childcare tax free payments. 

Activities Range from : Arts, special effects, baking & cooking, painting, cosplay, woodwork construction, making props and scenes, scananger hunts, Hide and seek, other drama games. singing, dance, drama, water play including water fights, sports, park and trips, movie & chillout days! Something for everyone to enjoy! enjoy ! 

Musical Theatre

If you love to sing, dance, drama and being creative, this 3 hour weekend workshop is made for you!

Our qualified specialists, deliver fun and engaging workshops, taking into account any individual needs, learning style and delivers amazing sessions that the children feel valued and idea’s listened too. 

We are also able to offer awards and certificates within your chosen subjects. To book a Free Trial or book our next session click the button below! 

Holiday Fun!

Join SMART during school holidays, our weeks are filled with so much fun, creativity, learning, with so many activities to choose from we are sure to be another hit like last year !

Your children will love making new friends, learning new skills, have fun cooking, sports, craft, water fights, dancing and so much more! SMART are Ofsted registered, accept childcare vouchers & Tax free childcare, uni childcare grant scheme, and accept all card payments. We will sell out fast!

To book, click the button below!

Youth Groups

Throughout all of the SMART workshops, we promote positive Mental Health & Wellbeing. 

SMART are now offering fortnightly youth club for the Barrow Upon Soar community, helping those children aged 8 plus that find socialising tricky, or lack confidence. 

Book onto our youth club sessions and see how everyone is friendly, and wants to make friends and have fun. Bookings are essential, so book by clicking the button below!      

Special Effects Workshops

Our special effects workshops are not for the faint hearted!

Learn how to make gorey scary effects with production quality materials, how to apply and let your creative side run wild!

AGE 8 years plus & no latex allergies to attend.

Contact us to find out when the next workshop is!

CBT therapy & transitions In schools

Partnerships with schools in providing invaluable specialist transitions into schools, providing CBT based coping skills to children suffering with anxieties, low self esteem & confidence. Our bespoke sessions are combined with creativity, and learnt through different learning styles.




Contact us to discuss your free session!

Specialist S.E.N Sessions

Our Qualified SEN Specialists provide support for any individual child’s individual needs. We encourage, and welcome everyone to join our classes. We will work alongside an EHCP to provide each child with a personalised centred approach to learning through creative experiences. 

SMART provide a specialist ”chillout” room with Occupational Therapist equipment and work with each child which provide sensory input for any child that gets overwhelmed. 


Contact us to Book a bespoke session.        


Frequently Asked Questions

Are your staff DBS checked, trained and experienced?

All of our staff have enhanced DBS checked, and follow our strict employment policies which are compliant with Ofsted.

Is all information provided safe?

SMART follow strict policies, including GDPR compliant & safeguarding policy which are both on our website. 

Are the specialist staff experienced in providing form my complex child that has a diagnosis of Autusm?

We have very experienced staff that have 24/7 hands on experience that are understand ASD, high functioning Autism, ADHD, Sensory processing, OCD, severe generalised anxieties,  PDA, panic attacks and Ehlers Danlos syndrome

Can I pay with Childcare Vouchers?

Yes, SMART are Ofsted registered childcare facility, and we accept childcare vouchers. Please contact the office for more information. 

We have been to other performing arts companies and they said they were inclusive but they weren’t. How will I know you are? 

SMART provide a taster so that both parent and child can see exactly how we support each child, and a very positive experience. 

When do you run your workshops, classes and clubs?

SMART provide daytime, evening and weekend activities hoping to deliver and support as many children and families as we can.