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Ashcombe Children's Centre Nursery

We are a 60 place Nursery set within Ashcombe Children's Centre. The purpose built premises opened in September 2006 and we offer care and education for children from two years to five years. 

In July 2019, Ofsted graded us 'outstanding' in all areas. Ashcombe was also graded outstanding in March 2013. 

We aim to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment which is sensitive to the needs of all our children and families.

At Ashcombe Nursery we value and nurture childrens' curiosity and creativity.

Early Years practitioners have a qualification at Level 3 or above, including the manager who has Early Years Professional Status and four additional staff who have their BA Hons in Early Years and a number of staff who are working towards their Foundation Degree in Early Years. We support apprentices and students to train.

Staff know children well, they are good role models and provide all children with opportunities to celebrate what makes them unique.

All staff have statutory qualifications/training in relation to safeguarding and child protection. They all have a paediatric first aid certificate and a food hygiene certificate.

The nursery and its staff have a strong commitment to professional development with strong links to the 'North Somerset Early Years Team'. 

We offer three hour sessions in our play rooms for children entitled to the Nursery Education Grant and 2 year old funding.
We have three play rooms for the children offering a provision for children from two to three year olds and three to four year old pre-school children.


The nursery playrooms are equipped with high quality resources with a strong focus on natural materials.

Staff set up provocations and activities in order to inspire and nurture children’s interests, creativity and curiosity, in all areas of learning and development.

Within the rooms we have provision for books, storytelling and poetry basket, small world, construction, expressive arts and design, early maths and literacy. The nursery is a member of the North Somerset 'World of Stuff and Story' and we use these resources to extend children's learning and development. 

Each play room has its own garden area and we also benefit from a large outdoor canopied community area that the children can access in all weathers. 

The nursery also provides nutritionally balanced, home made meals cooked on the site and healthy drinks and snacks.


What we offer

Each child is allocated a member of staff to be their key person to support our Nurturing approach 'Five to Thrive'. 

The nursery team plan and implement an enriching and exciting curriculum across the educational programmes to support individuals’ progress.

The key person completes a learning diary for each child celebrating their achievements and working in partnership with parents and carers.

At every session children are offered a healthy snack and drink with water available throughout the sessions.

The nursery has a strong vision “To be the best we can be". 


"Teaching is of a consistently high quality and staff know children exceptionally well. They skillfully extend children's learning." Ofsted July 2019.  

Contact details Lucy Thie 01934 426 807 email: 


Who to contact

Contact Name
Lucy Thie
Contact Position
01934 426 807

Where to go

Ashcombe Childrens Centre
Stepping Stone Walk
BS23 3NA

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.40 2-3 years per hour
£6.00 3-5 years per hour
Lunch is cooked on site by our wonderful chef, who adapts menus to meet individual needs. The cost of two courses is £7.70 2-3 year old and £7.30 for a 3-4 year old.
Related Links
Ofsted Report

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Fully accessible new building.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Physical and Sensory Impairment
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech, language & Communication delay
Visual impairment
Autism spectrum
Behaviour, Social and Emotional Development
Cerebral palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Cognition and Learning
Communication and Interaction
Emotional needs
Hearing impairment
Heart Condition
Learning difficulties

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Fresh home cooked foods which can be adapted to meet children's dietary requirements.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies

Funded Places

Registered to receive Funded Places (15 Hours)
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Are you registered for Tax Free Childcare?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 11:30
Monday 12:20 15:20
Tuesday 08:30 11:30
Tuesday 12:20 15:20
Wednesday 08:30 11:30
Wednesday 12:20 15:20
Thursday 08:30 11:30
Thursday 12:20 15:20
Friday 08:30 11:30
Friday 12:20 15:20
Other Availability
Nursery Education Funded sessions Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 11.30am and 12.20pm to 3.20pm Term time only.

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
18/01/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
15/03/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
08/07/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local offer


See above under heading 'Inclusion'

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type
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