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Apple Tree Day Care Nursery

We are a well established and professional 81 place Nursery offering a 31 place baby suite, 25 two to three year old places and 25 pre-school places, within a rural setting approximately 10 minutes from Bristol City centre.  We offer a stimulating, varied and fun curriculum covering all aspects of your child's development.

A variety of cereals, fruit, toast and drinks are available from 8.30am to 9.30am.  Our lunch menu follows a 4 weekly rota providing healthy, nutritious meals and a desert prepared by a specialist nursery cook on the premises.  Tea is a lighter meal followed by fresh fruit.  Water and milk are offered at all meals.  Drinks are available all day within each room.
We have lovely spacious gardens incorporating a sensory area for all children.  Our rooms are bright and airy and our committed team provide a very friendly atmosphere.  Each room has a daily routine that includes such activities as music, story time, quiet times, self-selection and outside times.

The Curriculum Guidance for the foundation stage, as well as Birth to Three Matters are used to inform our weekly planning and ensures that all children have access to activities from all the curriculum areas for their particular age group.  Trips are also arranged once a week to reflect activities.

Additional Pre-school planning for the 3-5 year olds is also undertaken incorporating more in depth activities that include in the areas of Language, Literacy and Nurmeracy.  Using books for the basis, these activities are provided in a quiet area every morning and afternoon.
Detailed reports are written for all children from the age of two and for the under two's we keep a learning diary, so that you can see and have a record of your child's progress.
Available facilities:

Extensive range of indoor and outdoor equipment, open space, outdoor play, wild garden, sensory garden, book corner, sleep rooms, dressing up, music and movement, sand play, water play, parents room, sensory room, separate dining hall, on site catering, arts and crafts, French lessons, play kitchen, outings and visits, soft play, separate baby garden, pram and buggy store room, play house, play kitchen, security entrance, car park, pre-school computer, five separate rooms to separate and accommodate age groups and abilities of the children.

Who to contact

01275 395 295
Apple Tree Day Care nursery website

Where to go

The Cider House
Wild Country Lane
Long Ashton
BS41 9AG


Other details

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Ofsted Report

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
See prospectus

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Communication and Interaction
Physical and Sensory Impairment
Behaviour, Social and Emotional Development
Cognition and Learning
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Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
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Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with
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Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancies available. Please contact the nursery directly for details of up-to-date vacancy 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 13:00
Monday 13:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 13:00
Tuesday 13:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 13:00
Wednesday 13:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 13:00
Thursday 13:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 13:00
Friday 13:00 18:00

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
09/05/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
25/04/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
21/08/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
05/12/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
28/02/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
06/09/2017Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
09/07/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
19/11/2018Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
12/11/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local offer


Please see above under 'Inclusion' heading.

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type
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