NEST Network


Computing is no longer a separate subject. It integrates into almost every learning activity across schools. It has never been more central to learning, yet many schools are being held back by piecemeal IT systems that have been built up over years, sometimes decades. These so-called Frankenstein networks are complicated, unwieldy, outdated and inefficient.

Yet the attraction of cheap sticking plaster solutions, ever more intricate compromises and workarounds means that you keep the same system and accept a lower standard of IT than you or your students deserve.

Of course cost and dwindling budgets have always been the sticking point. The one-off cost of such networks often dissuades even the most avid of digital learning champions. That’s why we created the NEST network.


The NEST network is an affordable way to start from scratch and totally rebuild an IT system that works for you, your staff, your budget and your students.

Developed by Soft Egg, it’s an innovative and effective approach to rebuilding the digital backbone of your school.

Soft Egg's NEST Network is available on-site, in the cloud or across a multi-trust. The future of School Computing is here.


Forget the technology for a moment.

What are the digital challenges your school faces? What’s holding you back?

Do slow logins waste valuable classroom time? Is your system failing to cope with increasing numbers of devices? Is your Internet slow? Are your staff storing sensitive data on unsecured home computers? Do simple tasks and jobs seem unnecessarily complicated? Do your staff feel frustrated, disillusioned and held back? Do you fail to make the most of your existing digital investments like iPads, because your system can’t cope with them?

Constantly firefighting, with patch fixes and short term thinking only ever makes things worse.

By tackling the weak points of your system and working towards a clear and cogent end goal, it’s a modular approach, which rebuilds your network in a sensible way causing minimal upheaval and without putting you off with a hefty price tag.

With a clear, logical multi-budget plan, you can experience significant improvements. You’ll be looking after the students of today without storing up trouble for tomorrow. 

Click here to download our NEST Network brochure.