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 9th July and Tuesday 16th July, 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

Breakfast Club and Tea Club

Breakfast Club and Tea Club

We are pleased to announce that Breakfast Club and Tea Club will operate from September. Our Wrap around hours will now be 8:00am to 5:00pm. Please speak to the office to book.

Key Dates – 2024-2025

Key Dates – 2024-2025

2024 September 2nd - Inset Day (School closed for staff training)September 3rd - Inset Day (School closed for staff training)October 25th - Last day of termNovember 4th - New Term beginsNovember 20th - Parents EveningDecember 18th - Christmas Sing-a-longDecember 20th...

September Inset Days and September Term Start Date

September Inset Days and September Term Start Date

Apologies for the change of dates, but to confirm, both Monday, September 2nd, and Tuesday, September 3rd, are Inset Days at the beginning of Term 1 for staff training. Therefore, the returners' start date is Wednesday, September 4th, or as confirmed with your key...

The Alternative Parents’ Evening

The Alternative Parents’ Evening

Filton Avenue Nursery School is excited to share a FREE online event from Relationships Matter Bristol, Bristol City Council and Bristol Family Hubs for parents feeling the pressure of family life. The event, hosted by Gina Pazienza, a Parental Relationship...

SIPCo Project Offers Free Support for Parents

SIPCo Project Offers Free Support for Parents

We would like to share information with our parents and carers about the SIPCo (Support for Inter-Parental Conflict) Project to improve communication between parents. This initiative is designed to assist parents with children aged 8 to 14 who are...

Cake Sale

Cake Sale

Calling all sweet tooths and baking enthusiasts! Join us for our Cake Sale every day after school during the last week of term, from July 15th to 18th. It’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in delicious treats and support our school community! We welcome any and all...

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!