Abacus Day Nursery

Where Great Minds Are Born

Our Story

Abacus Day Nursery is an Ofsted outstanding day nursery and pre-school in Brislington, Bristol. Opening in 1996 it is one of Bristol's longstanding family run nursery and pre-school.

We cater for children from birth to five years old between the hours of 8am and 6pm from Monday to Friday. We also have the luxury of offering term time only or all year round sessions to meet the needs of parents.

Guiding Principles

We strongly believe in the following guiding principles of early years which are embedded in our nursery and pre-school ethos: "A Unique Child", "Positive Relationships", "Enabling Environments" & "Learning and Development". At Abacus Day Nursery we support each child and their family to enable children to reach their full potential.


We provide a learning environment in which the babies and children are happy, cared for and given a wide range of activities suited to their individual developmental stages and needs. Within our day care and pre-school we strongly believe in parent partnerships to promote the best outcomes for your children.

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Our Structure

We offer some of the best childcare in the Bristol area. At Abacus Day Nursery and pre-school, we offer structured and engaging sessions. We don’t just provide you with childcare, we also help your child develop and learn. All our children have set age group based playrooms which enables us to support their development needs most effectively as the rooms and resources cater for their specific age and stage.

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Further Information

We encourage children to learn through multiple avenues, guided by thorough assessment and a safe environment.

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We offer a an array of sessions on an all year round basis or term time only basis.

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Age Groups

We cater to children from birth to five years old, split into three age appropriate learning groups.

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15 or 30 Hours Free Education Entitlement

Abacus Day Nursery has spaces for children who are eligible for two year funding. If you think you may be eligible and would like further information or help please call us. Alternatively, you can apply online using the council's forms by clicking here. The term after children turn three, they are automatically eligible for either 15 or 30 hours Education Entitlement (grant funding). If you would like to know how you can claim the funding at Abacus Day Nursery then give us a call and we'll happily explain it to you. Children must be three by the 31st August to claim for the Autumn term, 31st December to claim for the Spring term and 31st March to claim for the Summer term. Further information can also be found by visitng www.bristol.gov.uk/30hours