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

We are a pre-school nursery setting, serving the Horfield, Lockleaze, Ashley Down and Filton communities of North Bristol and we offer term time educational provision including day care.

Places available for 2-4 year-olds.

Call the office on 0117 3772680 or contact us here.


Tour Filton Avenue

Come and tour Filton Avenue on the following dates:

Tuesday 12th March (3:45pm), Tuesday 16th April (3:45pm), Tuesday 30th April (3:45pm), Tuesday 14th May (3:45pm) and Tuesday 4th June (3:45pm).

Please contact us (phone 0117 3772680, or email us), or use the Register Your Interest button below, if you could like to book a tour, or receive further information about our Nursery School.

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

Newsletter – February 2024

Newsletter – February 2024

As we approach the end of term 3, a quick reminder that the school is closed on Friday, 9th February, for Inset Training. We return after the half-term break on Monday, 19th February, for term 4. We welcome all our new families who have joined us this term. We hope...

Inset Day Reminder

Inset Day Reminder

Please remember that we are closed for Inset training on Friday, 9th February. Have a good half-term break, and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 19th, February.

Cake Sale

Cake Sale

We will be holding a Cake Sale at 3:30pm on Wednesday 7th February. Any donations will be gratefully received – please bring any cakes in by lunchtime ahead of the sale.

Family Hubs Survey

Family Hubs Survey

We invite families participating in our Family Support services, such as Stay and Play and Parent Classes, to share their experiences by completing a survey. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us enhance our offerings. Plus, you’ll have the chance to win a prize!...

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...

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!