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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

Free Fruit Trees

Free Fruit Trees

Bristol One Tree per Child have 2000 free fruit trees for Bristol school children to take home and plant. Would you be interesting in receiving one? Your apple, pear or plum tree will grow to a final approximate height of 3m with a spread of 4m (10 x 12ft) and should...

Inset Day – Wednesday 8th February

Inset Day – Wednesday 8th February

Reminder: Filton Avenue Nursery School will be closed on Wednesday 8th February, for an Inset Day. You can view all our Key Dates for 2022/20233 here.

Bake Sale

Bake Sale

We will be holding a Bake Sale in the nursery playground on Monday 6th February, at 3:30pm. You can donate bakes and cakes to help, and all proceeds will go towards Filton Avenue Nursery. Header Image by Robert Owen-Wahl

Five to Thive

Five to Thive

You may have noticed a change in our displays in the entrance hall and outside Acorns, introducing Five to Thive. Respond · Engage · Relax · Play · Talk These are our ‘building blocks for a healthy brain’. They are drawn from research into the key processes of...

Beech and Willow Closure on Wednesday 1st February 2023

Beech and Willow Closure on Wednesday 1st February 2023

As previously communicated, I can now confirm that Beech and Willow will be closed to children (3-4 year-olds) on Wednesday, 1st February. However, Acorns will remain open. There will be no after school provision on this day. School will operate as normal on Thursday.

Possible Disruption to Nursery School Provision Due to National Action

Possible Disruption to Nursery School Provision Due to National Action

Dear Parents and Carers, As you may be aware from the national news, one of the main trade unions, the National Education Union (NEU) representing the teaching profession, announced it had met the threshold required in a ballot of its teacher members to strike in...

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

Five to Thive

You may have noticed a change in our displays in the entrance hall and outside Acorns, introducing Five to Thive. Respond · Engage · Relax · Play · Talk These are our ‘building blocks for a healthy brain’. They are drawn from research into the key processes of...

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

In Acorns, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!