The Bar Nursery at Smithfield House


Bar Nursery 
The Bar Nursery at Smithfield House   


"I have nothing but good things to say about Smithfield House. It is a fantastic nursery, with a wonderful, caring atmosphere, in which our daughter is thriving. The nursery has also been enormously flexible, given our unpredictable hours… I would not hesitate to recommend the nursery." (Member of the Bar)


"I have been extremely impressed with the nursery… it was extremely supportive and accommodating. For me, the best thing about Smithfield House is the care and dedication given to each child. Smithfield House really is a truly wonderful place and I would not hesitate in recommending it to any member of the Bar." (Member of the Bar)




"All of the staff have been extremely attentive to my needs as a working mother. The standards of care and organisation are high. I would recommend Smithfield Nursery" (Member of the Bar)


"We are very impressed by the Bar Nursery. Its location is convenient for Temple; the facilities are spacious and it is efficiently run. We would have no hesitation in recommending it. " (Member of the Bar) 


The Bar Nursery at Smithfield House was launched in April 2013 and offers flexible childcare facilities in central London.

For the self-employed Bar, the financial costs of having a family can be particularly high, and as a result, many barristers in the current climate with caring responsibilities are feeling under growing pressure. The Bar Nursery offers flexible childcare facilities near the Inns of Court and special rates for all members of the Bar, as well as chambers staff and Bar Council employees.

The Bar Nursery at Smithfield House is located close to the Old Bailey, in Smithfield Market, and is open to children aged eight weeks to five years between 07:00 and 19:00, five days a week. The long opening hours are designed to help those whose practice involves extensive travel to appear in courts all over the country. The nursery offers flexible full-time and part-time day childcare packages, and importantly also emergency packages to cater for those who face unexpected problems with their existing childcare or who are listed at short-notice in court in central London.

The facilities at Smithfield House Children's Nursery are outstanding and the team would be very happy to show the nursery to those who are considering childcare facilities in London.

For further information, or to book a visit, please contact or 020 3556 1594 and quote Bar Council, or visit

More information can also be found in the parental support hub page on the Bar Council website or by downloading this leaflet.