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

Register your interest now for September 2021.

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 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
Headteacher

News from Filton Avenue Nursery and Children’s Centre

Job Opportunities at FANS – May 2021

Job Opportunities at FANS – May 2021

We have a couple of opportunities open at Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children's Centre. Part-Time School Administrator Level 4 – BG8 We would like to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic person looking to develop their career in finance administration with a...

Term 5 News

Term 5 News

Thank you all who met, zoomed or spoke by phone with your child’s key person in our ‘new look’ Parents review evenings at the beginning of this term. It was lovely to be able to share the learning and experiences your children are having at FANS, as well as discuss...

Video: Making Biscuits

Video: Making Biscuits

In this video, the children enjoyed exploring the textures of each ingredient, whilst gaining experiences of measurement and the use of numbers in a practical context. https://youtu.be/CwnI1noz3Ck

Video: Table Top Painting

Video: Table Top Painting

The children in Willow are exploring textures and starting to discover what happens when different colours are mixed together. https://youtu.be/S3y-CPWLuK8

An Update on Our March 8th Re-opening

An Update on Our March 8th Re-opening

Hello everyone We trust you are all well and are enjoying the first early signs of Spring. Following my last letter and the news on Monday from the Prime Minister, we are making plans to re-open to all children from the 8th March. This is very exciting and while we...

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...

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

Video: Making Biscuits

In this video, the children enjoyed exploring the textures of each ingredient, whilst gaining experiences of measurement and the use of numbers in a practical context. https://youtu.be/CwnI1noz3Ck

Video: Table Top Painting

The children in Willow are exploring textures and starting to discover what happens when different colours are mixed together. https://youtu.be/S3y-CPWLuK8