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

We have spaces from September!

New from September 2022: 15hr Option

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.

During more normal times, our headteacher, Sarah, would be welcoming parents and carers of our new children face-to-face. This year, however, Sarah and the Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre team have created a video to welcome to you all to our school and to allow you to meet our amazing team.

The video explains the procedures we have in place around keeping everyone safe during COVID-19, how to get the latest news about FANS, points of contact, our learning and more! If you have any questions, please do post them below in the comments and we’ll respond to you there.

If you have any questions, please do post them here. Of course, you can also contact us through the website.

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 11 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

Thank You and Happy Summer

Thank You and Happy Summer

A huge FANS Thank you to all our families and children who made the Picnic yesterday so enjoyable, in spite of the heat. On behalf of the staff, you have been very generous to us and we wish you all a fantastic Summer! Photo by Alexas_Fotos on Unsplash

Heatwave Guidance

Heatwave Guidance

As you are all aware, we are due some very hot weather in the next few days including our last days of nursery; Monday and Tuesday. If your child is at all unwell, please keep them home as it would be unwise for them to be out and about in the heat we are...

Newsletter – July 2022

Newsletter – July 2022

As we come to the end of term 6, I want to thank all our children going onto school for an amazing year of learning and lots of fun and happy memories. We all wish you a happy transition to your new schools and know you will all continue to learn, flourish and make...

Parents Evening for Children Who Are Returning to Us in September

Parents Evening for Children Who Are Returning to Us in September

Next Wednesday 6th July we have a parents evening for children who are returning to us in September. Please book a time slot with your Key Person over the next few days. If your child is leaving this year you will have an opportunity to celebrate their time here, talk...

Video: Snails

Video: Snails

We have been practising being scientists watching snails closely and trying to be gentle.

Position Available: Clerk to Governors

Position Available: Clerk to Governors

Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre is located in Horfield, Bristol and serves a rich, diverse local community. We provide high quality Early Years education for children aged 2–4 years, and a comprehensive range of family support services for the local...

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

Video: Snails

We have been practising being scientists watching snails closely and trying to be gentle.

Acorns Room Activitites – Chopping Vegetables, Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Ice!

We've been really busy in Acorns! Last week, we chopped our own vegetables and fruit, we all enjoyed the Jubilee Teddy Bear's picnic, and we spent some time exploring who might like ice all around them.