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

Upcoming Christmas Events and Activites

Upcoming Christmas Events and Activites

Many thanks for your Children in Need donations. We raised £69. Christmas Singalongs Beech and Willow will have singalongs on Wednesday 14th December. You are welcome to join us at either 11:15am or at 3:00pm. Hopefully, you have all had your practice sheets by now!...

Support with Managing Money and Financial Challenges

Support with Managing Money and Financial Challenges

If someone is struggling to manage their money or facing financial challenges, advice and support are available. They might be eligible to claim welfare benefits if they don’t currently receive any. They can use the council's benefits calculator to help find out what...

Applying For Primary School Places

Applying For Primary School Places

If your child is 4 years old on or before 31st August 2023, you need to apply for a primary school place for your child. You have up until 15th January 2023 to do this. If you are unsure of what school to apply to, it will usually be the one you live closest to. You...

Important Upcoming Dates

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 14th December – Christmas Sing-a-long in Beech and Willow. You are invited to attend Beech and Willow classes on Wednesday 14th December at 11:15am until pick up at 11:45am to hear the children sing their Christmas songs and maybe even join in with a few!!...

Children in Need 2022

Children in Need 2022

We are collecting for Children in Need on Friday 18th November and want to encourage all our children to dress up in spots for Pudsey. 

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

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

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

Exploring Mint-scented Playdough, Lavender, and Flowers

Acorns have been exploring mint-scented playdough, lavender, and flowers today. A tray full of lovely smells! They have been sprinkling petals, adding sticks, making cakes and pressing the flowers into the playdough, making marks.