Childcare & Schools
Whether you want to head back to work or just need a few hours each week to get things done or put your feet up for a change, childcare provision is important. Our directory includes nurseries, pre-schools, and other options. And when it’s time for your little ones to head to school, we’ve got some great choices in the local area – just remember to apply for your child’s place in plenty of time.
Nurseries & Pre-schools
The Academy Nursery School, Portishead – Term Time
Our brand new nursery fully opened in April 2018, offers funded places for children aged 3 and 4. Our highly experienced teachers skilfully engage and motivate children to learn through fun & exciting activities and support them to prepare for school. Children are encouraged to become independent learners and gain foundations for key life skills which they will need in their educational and overall learning journey.
Take a look at our Facebook Page
Portishead Pre-school – Term Time
Portishead Pre-school consists of two fantastic pre-schools, Hilltop Pre-School on West Hill & Brampton Pre-School on Brampton Way. Call Hilltop on (01275) 390947 or (07768) 685530 & Brampton on (01275) 817834)www.portisheadpreschool.co.uk
Bertie’s Nursery School, Wraxall – Term Time only option
Busy Bees Nursery, Portishead
High Down Nursery, Portishead – Term Time only Click Here
Honey Tree Day Nursery, Portishead
Lakehouse Nursery, Portishead
Station House Nursery, Portishead
The Nursery, Portishead
Trinity Primary School, Portishead – Term Time only Click Here
Clevedon Montessori School
Secret Garden Montessori School of Nailsea
Stoke Bishop Montessori School
Funded pre-school hours are available for all children at both nurseries & pre-schools.
You can obtain details of local registered childminders from the North Somerset Family Information Service on (01934) 426300 – Click Here for their directory.
You can also pop over to the Portishead Parent Facebook Group to ask for recommendations – On the 1st Friday of every month we also invite Childminders to let us know their availability & tell us what they are up to.
Click Here to ask for recommendations.
Babysitters, Nannies & ad hoc childcare
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This may be a time for you to ask for recommendations.
Try asking other parents over on the Portishead Parent Facebook Group Click Here
We are lucky to have great Primary Schools here. Just remember that you must apply for your place!
Applications to start Primary School in September 2019 have now closed, but you can still make a Late Application. – see the North Somerset Council website for the full information & dates
School Admissions Click Here for full Information
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School www.st-josephs.org.uk/web
St Peter’s Church of England Primary School www.st-peters.n-somerset.sch.uk/
Portishead Primary School www.portisheadprimary.co.uk/
Trinity Anglican Methodist Primary School www.trinityprimaryschool.co.uk/
Pill and Portbury
Crokerne Church of England Primary School (inc. nursery) www.crockerne.co.uk/
St Mary’s Church of England VA Primary www.stmarysprimaryportbury.co.uk/
Sidcot is an Independent day and boarding school set in glorious Somerset countryside, for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. Located just south of Bristol Airport with buses running from Portishead every day. www.sidcot.org.uk
Badminton School, Westbury-on-Trym
Belgrave School, Clifton
Bristol Grammar School, Bristol
Clifton College, Clifton
Clifton High School, Clifton
Fairfield School, Backwell
Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital, Clifton
Redmaids’ High Junior School, Westbury-on-Trym
Redmaids’ High School, Westbury-on-Trym
The Downs School, Wraxall
The Real Adventure School, Bristol – (proposed new school for ages 4 to 16)
Torwood House School, Redland
Portishead Children’s Centre, St Barnabas Centre, West Hill, Portishead (01275) 884001
Pill Library & Children’s Centre, Crockerne House, Underbanks, Pill (01934) 426070
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What’s On at your local Children’s Centre Portishead, Pill, Long Ashton, Nailsea & Blackwell
to view or download the latest What’s On Click Here
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