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Phone Lines Issue (25th January 2022)

We are experiencing a few difficulties with our phone lines at present. This issue is out of our control and is being urgently looked into. In the meantime you can contact us on 07871302423.

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
Headteacher

News from Filton Avenue Nursery and Children’s Centre

Phone Lines Issue (25th January 2022)

Phone Lines Issue (25th January 2022)

We are experiencing a few difficulties with our phone lines at present. This issue is out of our control and is being urgently looked into. If you need to contact us, please email: filton.avenue.n@bristol-schools.ukhead.filton.ave.n@bristol-schools.ukOr phone the...

Apply for a New Reception Primary Place

Apply for a New Reception Primary Place

If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, you need to apply for a new reception school place. You need to apply by 15 January 2022. You can apply online at https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/primary-admissions. You...

Phone Lines Issue (Update: Now Resolved)

Phone Lines Issue (Update: Now Resolved)

UPDATE (11:06am): The issues have now been resolved, and our phone lines are working again. The original post is below. We are experiencing a few difficulties with our phone lines at present. This issue is out of our control and is being urgently looked into. If you...

Job Opportunity: School Bursar

Job Opportunity: School Bursar

We have an exciting, flexible opportunity for someone to work with our fantastic office team. Please click through to Eteach for the full job description and to apply. Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre is located in Horfield, Bristol and serves a...

Happy Christmas from FANS

Happy Christmas from FANS

Happy Christmas from all of us here at Filton Avenue! Don't forget, it's our Party Day on Friday 17th December, in both the morning and the afternoon, and we'll see you back on Tuesday 4th January! Have a great Christmas, and stay safe! Morning Christmas Photo...

Christmas Sing-alongs 2021

Christmas Sing-alongs 2021

Welcome to the Filton Avenue Nursery School Christmas Sing-along. We hope you enjoy some of these seasonal songs.  Thank you to everyone involved for making this such an enjoyable watch! I’m sure you will agree the children are the stars of the show! Click on the...

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: Fun With Leaves

Some of the Acorns children have had fun exploring all the falling leaves. Barry our new caretaker joined in the fun, throwing the leaves into the air. The children loved to feel them gently falling on their heads! https://youtu.be/dtiPv-inhso

Video: Water Wheel in Puddles

After the rain, the children worked out they could use a bike to spray the water from a puddle. They had loads of fun and used the scoops to keep the water level up so that it would work properly.