Welcome To Downs Park Day Nursery

Downs Park Day Nursery is located in Henleaze, North Bristol and has been established since January 1988. Our nursery is situated on two floors of a beautiful Edwardian house. We have a large outdoor area with soft flooring to the rear of the building, which houses a natural ‘woodland’ area. We also have a grassed area to the front of the nursery.

We have three base rooms appropriate for each stage of learning. The ground floor has two base rooms, Yellow Room for toddlers up to 3 years and our Red Room for 3 to 4 years. On our first floor is our Rainbow Room for 0 to toddler age.

Playing & Exploring

We provide our children with the opportunity to engage in long periods of uninterrupted play, using a wide range of open-ended resources.

Active Learning

Our supportive environment encourages children to ‘learn through play’ and gives them the time to follow their ideas through.

Creating & Thinking

Our range of open-ended resources helps to encourage children to be creative and develop critical thinking.

Emotional Well-being

A child’s emotional well-being is our priority and we make it highly apparent through our warm relationships and atmosphere.

Happy Children Make Happy Parents

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Early Years Foundation Stage

Here at Downs Park Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum; the national statutory requirement for children aged between birth and five years old.

The curriculum encompasses the following seven areas of learning and development. The prime areas are:

Personal social and emotional development

Physical development

Communication and language

In addition these will help your child to develop skills in the four specific areas:



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

Throughout their time with us, your child will be acquiring new skills and knowledge in order to demonstrate their understanding across these seven areas through a mixture of child-led and adult-initiated activities.

Our highly experienced staff will then evaluate the success of each session in order to accurately target areas for improvement for each individual child and plan accordingly.


“Our educational programme is outstanding. Children actively participate in activities that relate to all areas of learning. Topic themes include outings in the local community and visitors to the nursery. This enables children to gain first hand experiences that effectively consolidate their learning” – Debbie Munk


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If you have a question or need some help please do get in contact

We would love your child to come and join the Downs Park Family
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