Are you looking for an outstanding nursery place for your child?

Register your interest now for September 2020. Visits coming soon.

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.

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

Stop School Cuts

Nursery schools across the country are at risk! Please click here to read the letter that Jackie has sent to all parents/carers. We need your help, so please add your names to the School Cuts campaign petition here.

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

News from Filton Avenue Nursery and Children’s Centre

Contacting our Acorns, Beech and Willow by Email

Contacting our Acorns, Beech and Willow by Email

Did you know that you can contact our rooms by email? Acorns can be reached at (please note, this is a new email address). Willow's email address is and Beech's email address...

A Follow-up Note for Acorns Parents/Carers

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...

COVID-19 Tests

COVID-19 Tests

If you require a COVID-19 test please call 119 or visit the government website. Please keep trying as appointments are released throughout the day. NHS111 are not able to arrange or advise how...

Key Dates and COVID-19 Guidance

Key Dates and COVID-19 Guidance

Thank you to all our returning children and families who have been brilliant at following our ‘red footprints’ into school and adhering to all the new rules.  You have all been amazing! The children have adapted very well and there is a very happy atmosphere about the...

Key Dates – 2020/2021

Key Dates – 2020/2021

October 2020 - Parents information meeting (info to follow) 23  October 2020 - Last day of term 02 November 2020 - INSET DAY (School Closed for Training) 03 November 2020 - INSET DAY (School Closed for Training) 04 November 2020 - New term begins 11 November 2020...

Exploring Vegetables with Acorns

Exploring Vegetables with Acorns

Acorns have been picking potatoes, rosemary and apples which they have grown. We then explored them today along with a courgette from preschools' new vegetable patch. The children were cutting, smelling, tasting and even cooking the potatoes! They had lots of yummy...


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. 

Featured Artwork

We’ll be featuring art created by our talented children each month. Check back soon for the first one!