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

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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Green fingers at the ready!

The front garden is almost unrecognisable thanks to Charlie and her team of little helpers!

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Focus on the garden

As Spring arrives we have been busy improving the garden!

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What the parents say

“Isaac has enjoyed his time with you and I am extremely grateful to you and your staff for making him so welcome and settled. He has developed a lot since starting and will be sad to say goodbye. I would be glad to give you a glowing review!”

Nerys King

“When the children smile and laugh on their way into nursery we are confident that they enjoy going to Once Upon a Time.”

S. Mitchell

“We are grateful to the nursery and the staff for their hard work and care. Our eldest son enjoyed preschool at Once Upon a Time and benefited from their support when moving into reception and starting school. We have been delighted with recent improvements; better communication between nursery and home, parents' evenings, and trips to the local park. Our youngest son enjoys his time at nursery and is very happy there, thanks to all the staff.”

R. Watson