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Early Birds Nursery

Rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, we are a North Somerset Council-run nursery for children aged 0-5 years.

Our Early Years qualified and motivated staff team provide a stimulating, child-focused learning environment that offers enriched experiences and supports all children's learning and development.

We take full advantage of our woodland setting and outside spaces, where forest school-style activities take place. There is a large vegetable garden, grass play areas and all-weather playgrounds.

Sessions are available Monday to Friday starting at 8am or 9am and finishing at 5pm or 6pm.

Funded childcare hours for 3-4 year olds are available from 9.30am to 3.30pm, 9.30am to 12.30pm or 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Please contact us to find out more.

Who to contact

Contact Position
01275 888 580

Where to go

Early Birds Nursery
Hollis Close
Long Ashton
BS41 9AZ

We share a site with Birdwell Primary School, you will find us at the end of the car park.

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00

Other details


Full day 8am to 6pm: 0-2 year olds - £70.00 2, 3 and 4 year olds £68.00. We can also offer sessions from 8am to 5pm, 9am to 5pm and 9am to 6pm. Please call us on 01275 888 580 or email for more information and prices.
Related Links
Ofsted Report

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Communication and Interaction
Cystic Fibrosis
Physical and Sensory Impairment
Downs syndrome
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech, language & Communication delay
Heart Condition
Autism spectrum
Behaviour, Social and Emotional Development
Learning difficulties
Challenging Behaviour
Cognition and Learning

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with

Childcare Information


Please ring us on 01275 888 580 or email to find out about vacancies.

Funded Places

Registered to receive Funded Places (15 Hours)
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

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30 Hour Partner Summary
Early Birds Nursery offers up to 30 funded hours per week per child for up to 15 sessions. Please contact the nursery for more information.

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Other Availability
Sessions start at 8am or 9am and finish at 5pm or 6pm. We close Bank Holidays, INSET Days, 5pm one day each month for staff meetings and for one week at Christmas.

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
11/03/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/10/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
28/01/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local offer


How does the setting know if a child needs extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs? How do you identify children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)? How will I be able to raise any concerns I may have?

Each child has a key person whose role it is to develop a close and sensitive relationship with the parents. If a parent has any concerns about their child's development this information should be shared with the key person. The key person will be responsible for regular observations and assessments that link to the early years development matters ‘age and stage’ of development.

If the key person has identified a possible individual need, this will be discussed with you and together you can plan how best to support the child. The nursery INCCO (Inclusion Coordinator) may be asked for advice in order to support the key person and your child. The INCCO may also liaise with other professionals, with your permission, such as the Area SENCO, the Speech and Language Therapist, the Children's Centre or the Health Visitor. This advice might involve meetings, assessments and reports in order to enable the key person to plan for the individual needs of your child.

Staff are alert to emerging needs and respond early, liaising with parents at every level of identification, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Your child's development will be regularly evaluated and the nursery INCCO may be asked for advice if this is felt necessary in order to plan appropriately for your child's individual needs. As parents, you will always be included in planning for your child's needs.

The leadership team are responsible for all the practices and policies relating to inclusion, i.e. that they are current and fully implemented. We will ensure that the staff team have access to training. We provide an environment that is enabling for all children and is stimulating and nurturing. We aim to create a positive environment that values and respects each child and we welcome families to be part of the nursery and share in their children's learning. Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities will be integrated alongside all children and we endeavour to make sure the child gets the support they need. This is maintained by making reasonable adjustments to provision where possible to prevent children with SEND being put at a disadvantage. All Early years providers have these duties under the Equality Act 2010.We encourage our staff to have regular, honest and meaningful communications with parents and to share information, with external agencies, if it is in the child's best interests.

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type
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