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 23rd January, Tuesday 30th January or Tuesday 6th February at 3:45 pm. Please ring the office or contact us by email to book or if you would like to schedule a tour on a different day. Additional dates to follow soon…

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

Positions Available: Early Years Practitioners

Positions Available: Early Years Practitioners

Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre is located in Horfield, Bristol and serves a rich, diverse local community. We are looking for two very special practitioners to join our inspiring and exciting early years environment and team to help deliver unique...

Department for Education Attendance Campaign Survey

Department for Education Attendance Campaign Survey

The Department for Education is carrying out a survey about school attendance and would appreciate your feedback. The survey should only take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and your feedback is valuable and will be considered as part of the DfES’s thinking...

Christmas Events

Christmas Events

Just a quick reminder of our Christmas events… Wednesday 13th December - Christmas Sing-along For parents/carers of Beech and Willow parents at 11:15am or 3:00pm. Come along and listen to (and join in!) your children’s singing – I guarantee it is beautiful! At this...

Newsletter – November 2023

Newsletter – November 2023

Christmas Sing-along On Wednesday 13th December, we invite the parents and carers of Beech and Willow classes to join us for our annual Christmas Sing-a-long. Come and sing along with your children and enjoy some festive tunes. We will have two sessions: one at 11:15...

Dress up for Pudsey on Friday 17th November

Dress up for Pudsey on Friday 17th November

Filton Avenue Nursery School invites all children to dress up for Pudsey on Friday, 17th November, as part of the BBC Children in Need campaign. Children in Need is a charity that supports disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. All children are invited...

Horfield and Lockleaze Community Awards

Horfield and Lockleaze Community Awards

Celebrating what makes our community great! Horfield and Lockleaze are bursting with people who make it a great place to live, whether it is friendly shop staff, the teachers who inspire, the neighbours who take our parcels, cut our grass and cheer us up, the group...

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

Help Us Create a Fairy Forest in Our Den!

Calling all Acorns parents! We need your help to transform our den into a magical fairy forest. 🧚‍♀️🌳 Please collect some leaves from your garden or nearby park and bring them to school. We will use them to decorate the den and make it more cosy and enchanting. 🍁🍂...

Video: Gingerbread Men Cooking

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