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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.

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

Scarlet Fever, Chicken Pox and Hand, Foot and Mouth

Scarlet Fever, Chicken Pox and Hand, Foot and Mouth

Please be aware we have had several cases of the above Scarlet Fever, Chicken Pox and Hand, Foot and Mouth over the last week or so. Please can you monitor your child and not bring them in if you suspect they may show symptoms. As always, please be assured we are...

Newsletter – March 2023

Newsletter – March 2023

We have just over two weeks left of term 4, and I know we are all hoping for some warmer weather – I am sure it is just around the corner!  A huge THANK YOU for supporting us through our teacher strike days and bearing with the disruption it may have caused you....

Beech and Willow Closure on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2023

Beech and Willow Closure on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2023

As previously communicated, I can confirm that Beech and Willow will be closed to children (3-4 year-olds) on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. However, Acorns will remain open. There will be no after school provision on these days. School will operate as usual...

Position Available: Early Years Practitioner

Position Available: Early Years Practitioner

Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre is located in Horfield, Bristol and serves a rich, diverse local community. We provide high-quality Early Years education for children aged 2–4 years and a comprehensive range of family support services for the local...

Parents Evening

Parents Evening

Our next Parents Evening will take place on Wednesday 8th March, 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Please sign up in your child’s classroom to book a slot. This is for all parents in Beech and Willow, and new parents only in Acorns room.

World Book Day 2023

World Book Day 2023

We are very excited to announce that we are celebrating World Book Day all next week! World Book Day is a UK-based charity that promotes reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. To join in the fun, we...

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

Video: Gingerbread Men Cooking

We have been making gingerbread men. The children have been measuring their own ingredients with some interesting results!

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...