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The Old Potting Shed

Nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills near Blagdon, Bristol on the beautiful grounds of Coombe Lodge The Old Potting Shed offers a unique and idyllic setting for children grow and learn.

Our facilities at the Old Potting Shed has been carefully designed to offer the best possible environment for your child; we offer full and half day care to children 0-2 Yrs Seedlings, 2-3 Yrs Saplings and 3-4 Yrs in our Pre School.

We also provide breakfast and after school club for children attending Blagdon Primary School, Burrington Primary School and Ubley Primary School.

Our holiday club is open to all children aged 4-11.


We offer both the 15 hours universal and 15 hours extended for 3 and 4 year olds and two year old funding which is currently offered as a stretched offer.

We have extensive outdoor space adjoining each of our buildings and the grounds of Coombe Lodge; we make the most of the outdoors no matter the weather!

In addition to the scenic grounds we have an indoor Soft play area which has been a fantastic addition to the setting and has proved a popular space for children of all ages!


Our aim to provide childcare where all children feel safe, valued and nurtured and our families are included. We work with a child-centred approach inspired by Reggio Emilia and ensure that our care is tailored to meet the needs of each individual.


We place a strong emphasis on social education and through a key person system, we are able to build strong and lasting relationships with our families and children and ensure that every child is given the opportunity to learn, play and grow in a safe and happy setting.

Who to contact

07777 692 115
01761 462 490
The Old Potting Shed website

Where to go

Coombe Lodge
Bath Road
BS40 7RE

Time / Date Details

Session Information
We now offer and Early session 7:30-8:00 (this is charged at an additional rate)

Other details

Related Links
Ofsted Report

Childcare Information

Funded Places

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

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?

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
Half day sessions start and end at 13:00. Unique to the Potting Shed we also offer you flexi-days which you can take whenever you want. A flexi day allows you to take your child out of the nursery on a day of your choice WITHOUT being charged. Flexi days will be offered on a pro rata basis e.g. a full-time place (5 days a week) will be offered 5 Flexi days a year.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/01/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
22/10/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
14/04/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
24/04/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type
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