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. 


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.


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.


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 - Kirsty Price

Kirsty began working with children from a young age and has her own son. Since he A Levels she has followed her passion and she hasn't looked back since. She joined Once Upon a Time Nursery and taking over from our wonderful long serving manager Lorraine she has become a foundation of nursery life and is clearly loving her role.

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Latest News

Focus on the garden

As Spring arrives we have been busy improving the garden!

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Toni is our new deputy!

We are delighted that Toni Barter is going to become our new deputy manager when Kate leaves for her maternity leave!

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Meet Our New Manager!

In February we will be joined by Kirsty Price who will be working alongside Lorraine until she leaves in mid March and will become our new manager! Kirsty joins us from her current role running the day to day operations of a highly regarded and successful local day nursery and she is full of enthusiasm and exciting new ideas to take our nursery for forward - we can't wait for her to join us!

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What the parents say

“A wonderful friendly home from home environment. I’ve had 2 daughters at Once Upon a Time and they have both been happy every day. They have been there full time for 6 months and I could not have asked for a better place for them.”

R. Wistow

“Prachi loves to go to the nursery. She has a great time doing different activities like play dough, building models or making bread and much more.”

Prachi's mum

“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