Welcome to our wonderful inclusive mainstream nursery and specialist nursery in the heart of Knowle.

We work holistically with children and families, community groups and are fortunate to work alongside health colleagues who are based on site.

In partnership with Southern Links Children’s Centre we are able to offer a range of services for parents and children. We are committed to continuing to develop an integrated offer of Early Education, Childcare, Health and Family Support services within our community whilst also contributing to the developments across Bristol. We believe that all children have the right to the very best possible start in life and work cooperatively with families from all communities.

The nursery sessions are developed around a daily routine, which provides opportunities for the children to work as part of a key group, form new friendships and explore the exciting environment Ilminster Avenue Specialist Nursery school continually strives to develop.

We encourage children to be independent, support them in their exploration of the world around them and promote a love of story, rhyme and song. Outdoor learning is highly valued, we are fortunate to have a large garden area which gives children excellent opportunities to learn and explore both the natural and man-made world with the support of staff.

We are fortunate to have a staff team who are committed to both early years education and also working in partnership with parents and carers. Our staff and governors are united in our vision for children that they will leave us as enthusiastic learners, confident communicators and with a love of books and stories.

In addition to this, we have a specialist provision for 3-7 year olds on site and we firmly believe that all children should have the opportunity to be the best they can in all aspects of their lives.