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

“Children make excellent progress because not a minute of learning is wasted.” Ofsted Jan 2016.

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.

 Jackie McGregor, Headteacher.

Concerns regarding the future sustainability of Nursery Schools in England

November 2016

Filton Avenue Nursery School has been an integral part of the community in North Bristol since the war and is an  outstanding Nursery School  and one of the  12 exceptional  maintained Nursery Schools that serve some of our most vulnerable communities.

Bristol leads the way nationally with our Nursery School Integrated Model, which includes working with families, supporting other settings in our areas and offering exceptional provision for children with additional needs.

We are a city that is proud to still invest in Nursery Schools and have a vision for how they can continue to play a significant role in the future to improve outcomes for all our young children and families.

Despite our evidence in outcomes, the future of our NURSERY SCHOOLS are again threatened.

State nursery schools have very good outcomes with regard to closing the achievement gap and supporting children with special needs. State nursery schools are legally required to employ highly-qualified teaching staff, who are proven to give young children the best opportunities for academic achievement and enabling social mobility. The petitioners request the House of Commons to urge the government to recognise the school status of State nursery schools & fund them accordingly.

 The government’s consultation paper (Early Years Funding: changes to funding for 3 & 4 year olds 11/8/16) outlines proposals that will leave Nursery schools financially nonviable, potentially forcing them to close. This funding will not cover basic costs, let alone staffing with qualified teachers. The link and further information can be found at  https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171052

These proposals will affect you and the quality of the nursery provision that you are able to access in your community.

Please sign the petition and join us in the fight to keep the future of Nursery Schools safe.


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Early years: Unions urge Justine Greening to rethink nursery school funding


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