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Ofsted Outstanding

Following our recent Ofsted inspection, we are thrilled to reveal that we remain an outstanding Nursery School!

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 take over 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

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

News from Filton Avenue Nursery and Children’s Centre

FANS Re-opening Next Steps

FANS Re-opening Next Steps

Dear Parents/Carers, I trust you are all getting through this lockdown and thank you for your continued patience in life returning to more normal times.  It has certainly been one of the most challenging times in the life of our school and for many of us in our...

Change of Inset Day

Change of Inset Day

I hope you are all well and doing ok at the moment. We do miss you and trust you are feeling connected through our website, Facebook page, key people emailing and phoning you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if there is anything we can help with...

COVID-19 Update from our Headteacher – January 12th 2021

COVID-19 Update from our Headteacher – January 12th 2021

Hello Parents/Carers Just an update from FANS and to send all our best wishes to all our children and families as we enter another difficult week. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have reopened to as many Key worker/vulnerable children as our...

Applying for a Primary School Place

Applying for a Primary School Place

If your child is starting Primary School this September, please remember to apply for a place. You have until Midnight on Friday 15th January 2021. Please go to

Closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – January 2021

Closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – January 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, Following the government’s announcement about lockdown, staff shortages, and to enable us to continue to support the health and wellbeing of our community, we have made the decision to offer restricted numbers of places until the end of Term 3...

COVID-19 Update – January 2021

COVID-19 Update – January 2021

Dear Parents/Carers Happy New Year to you all.  Just a quick update to inform you we have had no reported cases of COVID-19 from anyone in our immediate school community over the holidays. As you are aware from the news there is growing concern at the spread of...


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

Acorns’ Autumn Collections

We are encouraging the children to notice the changing seasons around them. We have created a special place outside Acorns' drop off area where your children can leave and share with us their autumnal finds. Specifically, we would love to see autumn leaves which have...

A Follow-up Note for Acorns Parents/Carers

Due to COVID restrictions and to keep you all safe, we understand it is hard for you as a parent to hand your child over at the gate and not be able to come into the room to see where they play or see them happily settled with their friends. It’s not easy for us in...