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 imagination 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.

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Latest News

We've achieved the Bristol Standard!

The purpose of the Bristol Standard is to ensure childcare settings are providing high quality provision for all children from birth, to ensure practitioners collaborate with each other, reflect on practice, celebrate partnerships with parents, professionals and the local community, to promote leadership and professional development! Well done team!

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Barrowloads of fun!

In May we came runners up in the Westbury on Trym wheelbarrow parade competition! We had lots of support in the parade for our families so thank you for everyone who turned out and helped us to raise money for our chosen charity, the Crackerjack Foundation.

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Forest School

In June we held a forest school stay and play session for all of our children and families which we will be doing termly. Children listened to Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man story, made mud pies and had a picnic.

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What the parents say

“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

“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

“The staff are all friendly and caring and there is a safe, friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the nursery.”

Mr and Mrs Male