Fantastic, fun and rewarding learning journey

Once Upon a Time provides a truly home from home experience for your child. Our highly qualified, fully trained and experienced childcare staff deliver brilliant quality, bespoke care for babies and toddlers while our fully qualified pre-school teachers work to prepare children for primary school.

Our small, caring, safe and fun environments are perfect for encouraging active learning and allow us to nurture each child as they develop and grow to help them reach their full potential. 

Bespoke

Each and every child is a unique individual and every family has their own way of bringing their children up. We are small enough to offer a truly bespoke and responsive level of care to best meet the requirements of both the child and their parents.

Flexible

Everything is geared towards helping make the childcare arrangements in your busy life as easy and convenient as possible, while offering your child a fantastic, fun and rewarding learning experience.

Westbury-on-Trym

Our Westbury on Trym nursery is situated on a quiet residential street just off Stoke Lane. We have a baby area upstairs with a play room and sleep room. Downstairs we have separate areas for cubs (under 3s) and lions (our pre-school stage children) as well as a messy play room. Our garden has a play area, sand pit and a vegetable patch. 

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Our manager - Toni Williams

Toni joined Once Upon a TIme as deputy manager and stepped up to manager in early 2017. Her passion for providing top class childcare is infectious and her ability to turn her ideas from imagnication into reality is truly inspiring. 

Toni has worked with children her whole life in a variety of settings but as soon as she found Once Upon a Time and saw our small, special nursery things just clicked. The manager is so important in a small setting like ours and since taking over from our wonderful long serving manager Lorraine she has become a foundation of nursery life and is clearly loving her role.

Meet the manager

Latest News

Bristol Boys Achievement Project

We are one of a select number of nurseries to take part in a major study. Our focus is the promotion of literacy in the setting and home learning.

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We won GOLD in Bristol in Bloom!

After months of hard work by the whole team and led tirelessly by Charlie, Once Upon a Time is thrilled to have won a GOLD award in the Bristol in Bloom competition!

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Making new friends!

Each week we take a group of children to a local care home for the elderly. There is an incredible bond between the oldest and the youngest generations and it is amazing to watch!

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What the parents say

“Mia has been at the nursery since she was 11 months old (she is now 3 and a half) and has thrived there. She loves attending and always tells us what fun she’s had doing arts and crafts, dressing up, singing, dancing and reading. It’s a very happy place.”

Lizzie and Lee

“Thank you so much for all your care and support you have provided for Isaac and Max. They have loved being part of the preschool and will be sad to leave. We wish you all the best in the future.”

Alison Osborne

“The nursery is great, the staff are wonderful with my son, especially through the settling in period. He loves nursery.”

S. White