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

We still have spaces available NOW for 3-4 year-olds. Enquire ASAP if you are interested.

Office: 0117 3772680


Tour Filton Avenue

Join our tour on Tuesday 3rd October, Tuesday 7th November, Tuesday 5th December, and Tuesday 9th January, with more dates to follow! Ring the office or contact us by email to book – don’t miss out.

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 15 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

We Are a Nut-free School

We Are a Nut-free School

We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all our children, including those with nut allergies. To help ensure the safety of our children with nut allergies, we ask that parents and carers not pack nuts or products containing nuts, including...

Key Dates – 2023-2024

Key Dates – 2023-2024

Fridge Dates 2023-24 1st September 2023 - INSET DAY (School Closed for Staff Training)         20th October 2023 - Last day of term 30th October 2023 - INSET DAY (School Closed for Staff Training) 31st October 2023 - New term begins 15th November - Parents Evening...

Welcome to FANS – Term 1 2023-2024

Welcome to FANS – Term 1 2023-2024

Welcome to Term 1, all new and existing parents/carers!  We are very excited to begin the new school year with you and want you to feel welcome and informed as you start your journey with us. How lucky we are to have such sunny weather to return to school! Our school...

Newsletter – July 2023

Newsletter – July 2023

Here we are at the end of term 6 and wishing you all a very happy holiday! Please don’t forget to come, with a picnic, tomorrow (Thursday 20th June) between 11:30am and 2:30pm for our final Goodbye of the year. For those of you that are leaving us, thank you so much...

Newsletter – June 2023

Newsletter – June 2023

Dear Parents and Carers, Summer is definitely here, the children are loving our new sandpit area, and Term 6 is rapidly moving on! We hope you are enjoying our new artwork at the front of the building and have noticed the hard work our caretaker, Barry, has done in...

Keeping Children Safe Online

Keeping Children Safe Online

Many young people spend more time online and on electronic devices during the summer holidays, when they don’t have school or nursery. Safety Net have put together a helpful guide, with a realistic approach to help parents and carers keep their children safe online....

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...