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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

Regarding Breakfast Club and After School Club at FANS

Regarding Breakfast Club and After School Club at FANS

Just a quick reminder for parents and carers either using the Wraparound provision or intending to soon. From Monday 20th September both Breakfast Club and After school club will take place in our Family Room which is accessed around the back of the building to the...

Key Dates – 2021/2022

Key Dates – 2021/2022

September 2 - INSET DAY (School closed for staff training) September 3 - INSET DAY (School closed for staff training) October 22 - Last day of term November 1 - New term begins December 17 - Last day of term January 03 - New Year’s Bank Holiday January 04 - New term...

Welcome Back – September 2021 Term 1

Welcome Back – September 2021 Term 1

Hello to all returning parents/carers and a warm welcome to our new families joining us this September.  We cannot wait to meet you and get to know your children and welcome back our returning children after their Summer break.  New families, you can download our...

Leaver’s Video 2020-2021

Leaver’s Video 2020-2021

Please enjoy our video montage of children who are leaving us this Summer. We have so enjoyed sharing their learning experiences over the past year and wish them well in their new schools. Thank you to all the parents/carers for your...

Acute Respiratory Infections

Acute Respiratory Infections

Public Health England has shared some information with us about the increase in Acute Respiratory Infections which we are sharing below. Dear Parent, Nationally and in the South West, we are seeing an increase in the number of children who are unwell with fever,...

Term 6 Dates and Information

Term 6 Dates and Information

As we come to the close of this academic year I just wanted to remind you of a few dates and info regarding this term and for those of you returning to us, for the September term.  Children leaving us to another school will shortly be meeting their new teacher...

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: Bread Experiment

We have spoken lots about washing our hands and keeping our toys clean this year. Therefore, the idea behind this experiment was for the children to observe what happens to bread over time and which household ingredients have the biggest effect. In the video, the...

Video: Beech and Willow Room Beetle

A child had been digging in the sandpit when they discovered a beetle. The children were concerned about the insect staying in the sand and have great ideas on how to best take care of the bug.