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Ofsted Outstanding

Following our recent Ofsted inspection, we are thrilled to reveal that we remain an outstanding Nursery School!

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 take over 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

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

News from Filton Avenue Nursery and Children’s Centre

Parent and Carer Questionnaire

Parent and Carer Questionnaire

It was so good to be in touch with so many of you last week in all the different ways that Key-people contacted you. Who would have thought we would be Zooming parent meetings?! I trust the "meetings" were reassuring and informative about the wonderful learning that...

COVID-19: Face Coverings

COVID-19: Face Coverings

In light of increasing numbers of coronavirus in the community, and to keep everyone as safe as possible, we are asking all parents/carers to please wear a face covering when dropping off or picking up your children, as of next week. Thank you for your co-operation...

Parent Reviews

Parent Reviews

Our parent reviews are taking place this week by Zoom or phone. Please contact your key person to arrange if you have not done so already. These short chats are a great way to find out how your child has settled into nursery, who they play with and how they play, what...

Important update RE: COVID-19 and Acorns Closure

Important update RE: COVID-19 and Acorns Closure

Advice to All Parents - Single Case of COVID-19 Dear Parents, We have been made aware of a member of our school community who has tested positive for COVID-19. Acorns only will therefore remain closed until Tuesday 10th November. You are welcome to bring your Acorns...

Tasty, Family Recipes from The Children’s Kitchen

Tasty, Family Recipes from The Children’s Kitchen

If you want to get stuck into cooking some amazing meals over the half-term break, check out The Children's Kitchen! They have recipes for delicious and nutritious meals, with video instructions and the recipes are available in English and have been translated into 16...

Have a Wonderful Half-Term Holiday

Have a Wonderful Half-Term Holiday

Just a short message to say THANK YOU so much for a wonderful Term 1 at FANS. Your support and adherence to the "new rules" has made our job so much easier and I hope you will all agree the children are settled and having an exciting time of learning in their...


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

Acorns’ Autumn Collections

We are encouraging the children to notice the changing seasons around them. We have created a special place outside Acorns' drop off area where your children can leave and share with us their autumnal finds. Specifically, we would love to see autumn leaves which have...

A Follow-up Note for Acorns Parents/Carers

Due to COVID restrictions and to keep you all safe, we understand it is hard for you as a parent to hand your child over at the gate and not be able to come into the room to see where they play or see them happily settled with their friends. It’s not easy for us in...