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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
Headteacher

News from Filton Avenue Nursery and Children’s Centre

Job Opportunity: School Bursar

Job Opportunity: School Bursar

We have an exciting, flexible opportunity for someone to work with our fantastic office team from February. Please click through to Eteach for the full job description, and get in touch with Sarah or Mo at the Nursery school if interested.

Video: Making Shaving Foam Tracks With Bikes

Video: Making Shaving Foam Tracks With Bikes

Have a look at children from Beech and Willow making tracks in shaving foam, using bikes. This activity is a wonderful example of the exploration and experimentation of mark-making, which is a sensory and physical experience. Young children begin to make sense of the...

Video: Mud Kitchen With Shaving Foam

Video: Mud Kitchen With Shaving Foam

Take a look at this video of Willow Room playing in the Mud Kitchen, with shaving foam! Mud Kitchens are a wonderful way of allowing children to explore the outdoor environment as they dig in the mud. They also involve science-based learning as children can get hands...

End of Term 1 Message From Sarah

End of Term 1 Message From Sarah

As Term 1 draws to a close for the half-term break, I want to thank you for a really productive term which has involved children returning to us, new children settling in (very well) and lots of harvesting of fruit and vegetables! We have enjoyed some lovely...

Video: Jungle Corridor

Video: Jungle Corridor

Inspired by one of our core books Walking Through The Jungle by Julie Lacome, we have adapted our corridor to support the children's interest that has come from reading the book. The children will be moving in different ways through the jungle, discovering different...

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

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: Making Shaving Foam Tracks With Bikes

Have a look at children from Beech and Willow making tracks in shaving foam, using bikes. This activity is a wonderful example of the exploration and experimentation of mark-making, which is a sensory and physical experience. Young children begin to make sense of the...

Video: Mud Kitchen With Shaving Foam

Take a look at this video of Willow Room playing in the Mud Kitchen, with shaving foam! Mud Kitchens are a wonderful way of allowing children to explore the outdoor environment as they dig in the mud. They also involve science-based learning as children can get hands...