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

We have spaces from September!

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.

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

News from Filton Avenue Nursery and Children’s Centre

Platinum Jubilee

Platinum Jubilee

Yesterday at nursery we were celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with a teddy bear picnic and some fun jubilee inspired activities.

Happy 60th Birthday Johnny!

Happy 60th Birthday Johnny!

We're sending special birthday wishes to Johnny for tomorrow! All his friends and colleagues at FANS wish him a very happy 60th birthday!

Chickenpox Study

Chickenpox Study

The Children's Hospital and University of Bristol are trying and understand the potential benefits of the chickenpox vaccine in the UK.  Part of this involves gathering information on how otherwise healthy children and their families are affected by...

Newsletter – May 2022

Newsletter – May 2022

Dear Parents and Carers, As we come to the end of term 5 I just wanted to remind you of a few dates. Friday 27th May – end of term 5Monday 6th June – term 6 beginsTuesday 7th June - Jubilee Celebration time – we are having a day of celebration with the children...

Free Book from Horfield Library

Free Book from Horfield Library

Vicky from Bristol Library Service has visited this week. You should all have your red card. Please let a staff member know if not. Good luck filling in and enjoy your free book from Horfield Library. Alans Big Scary Teeth - Free Book - PosterDownload

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: Snails

We have been practising being scientists watching snails closely and trying to be gentle.

Acorns Room Activitites – Chopping Vegetables, Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Ice!

We've been really busy in Acorns! Last week, we chopped our own vegetables and fruit, we all enjoyed the Jubilee Teddy Bear's picnic, and we spent some time exploring who might like ice all around them.