Are you looking for an outstanding nursery place for your child?

We are a pre-school nursery setting, serving the Horfield, Lockleaze, Ashley Down and Filton communities of North Bristol and we offer term time educational provision including day care.

Places available for 2-4 year-olds.

Call the office on 0117 3772680 or contact us here.


Tour Filton Avenue

Come and tour Filton Avenue on the following dates:

Tuesday 12th March (3:45pm), Tuesday 16th April (3:45pm), Tuesday 30th April (3:45pm), Tuesday 14th May (3:45pm) and Tuesday 4th June (3:45pm).

Please contact us (phone 0117 3772680, or email us), or use the Register Your Interest button below, if you could like to book a tour, or receive further information about our Nursery School.

Ofsted Outstanding

We are an outstanding school. Please click below for the full Ofsted report.

Vision and Values

We are a positive, happy, caring, learning community that is committed to providing high quality learning opportunities for everyone.

Promoting Creativity

At Filton Avenue, we place a special emphasis on encouraging creativity and creative thinking. This encompasses all areas of learning and exploration and is very much at the heart of our practice.

Welcome from our Headteacher

A warm welcome to Filton Avenue Nursery School (FANS) and we hope you find our website useful, informative and inspiring. Here at FANS, we are proud to have served our local community for over 80 years as a Nursery School.

It is a privilege to work as the Headteacher having been here for over 15 years as a room teacher, Assistant Head and SENco. I am passionate about continuing our work to provide an outstanding teaching and learning environment for your children and to ensuring our dedicated and experienced team offer you all the support you need in these challenging times.

I look forward to welcoming you all to our outstanding Nursery School whether you are returning or totally new to us – it is an exciting moment for you and your children.

With very best wishes,

Sarah Woodfield

News from Filton Avenue Nursery and Children’s Centre

Newsletter – May 2024

Newsletter – May 2024

Dear Parents and Carers, We have had a glimmer of Summer, and what a difference it has made to us, the children, and our grounds and gardens! Please be ready for the sun by sending your children in with sun hats (we have some), water bottles, and sun cream applied...

Support Our Cooking Sessions with the Children!

Support Our Cooking Sessions with the Children!

Filton Avenue Nursery School is excited to announce that we’re looking for enthusiastic parent volunteers to cook with our children! Thanks to the generous weekly food deliveries from Children’s Kitchen, we have the perfect opportunity for you to come along and cook...

Primary School Places for September – An Important Notice

Primary School Places for September – An Important Notice

Hopefully, all of you who have children starting in Reception in September will have received an email saying which school they will be going to. Please remember to accept the place. We need to know where your child is going as we invite the reception teachers here to...

Sarah’s Retirement

Sarah’s Retirement

Dear Parents and Carers, Sad and Happy News from FANS! It is with a sad heart that I have to announce that I have decided to retire at the end of this academic year. From the day I started here in January 2008, I can honestly say that my 16 years at FANS have been...

World Book Day 2024

World Book Day 2024

We are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March. Your child can wear pyjamas and bring a teddy and their favourite book to share for the day. World Book Day is a special day dedicated to the joys of reading, aiming to inspire children and young people to...

A Message From FANS Regarding Recent Tragic Events in Bristol

A Message From FANS Regarding Recent Tragic Events in Bristol

Dear Parents and Carers, Schools across Bristol have been asked to share the following statement as a unified communication from the local authority following the recent tragic and disturbing incidents in several areas of the city. As parents of nursery-age children,...

Welcome to Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre

This is an aspirational place built on love, courage and respect. Together we are the heart of the community. Please come and take a look and see what a great place this is

We recognize the power in working together throughout your child’s formative years and are happy to hear any suggestions, feedback and comments that look to build on this great Nursery School and Children’s Centre.

This is a lovely place for children to start their school experience.

Positive learning experiences mean that children are enthusiastic and confident young learners… Their happiness and confidence shone!

Ofsted, 2020


Acorns room provides high quality early learning and care for children from 2 to 3 years. This provision is to support working parents or those returning to education or training. We also have free places for eligible children. These free places are allocated through a city wide referral system.

Beech and Willow

We provide two classrooms (Willow and Beech) for 3-4 year old pre-school children providing high quality learning and care.

Each child has an entitlement to 15 hours a week. We also provide paid wrap-a-round sessions for working parents. 

News from Acorns, Beech and Willow

Help Us Create a Fairy Forest in Our Den!

Calling all Acorns parents! We need your help to transform our den into a magical fairy forest. 🧚‍♀️🌳 Please collect some leaves from your garden or nearby park and bring them to school. We will use them to decorate the den and make it more cosy and enchanting. 🍁🍂...

Video: Gingerbread Men Cooking

We have been making gingerbread men. The children have been measuring their own ingredients with some interesting results!