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Ambourne House Day Nursery 233 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol BS34 6ND

T: 01454 615352

Toddler Room

Welcome to our Toddler room

The Toddler Room is an exciting place for exploring! It has been specially designed with Montessori inspired resources and equipment that support and promote children’s rapidly developing skills and physical abilities, across all areas of learning.


We provide an ever changing array of activities throughout the day including art, cooking, messy play, music and singing, dressing up, role play and computer skills to name a few.

We include a range of outdoor experiences for our children including walks to our local duck pond; or to hunt for the Gromit’s on the Gromit trail over the summer.

Within this environment, staff support children’s social skills as they learn about themselves, others and the world in which they live. They also encourage their growing independence and learning in preparation for their further adventures into the Kindergarten and Pre-School.

See Olivia's day

See our trip to Blaise Castle!

Toddler room gallery

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Toddler Room Team

We try to foster a homely, caring and happy environment with varied resources to accommodate all learning styles and personalities.

Although we do have a daily routine, we use the individual routines of the children to inform how our day will flow and to make sure all of the children can partake in all the experiences and access all the activities we have provided.

Meet the team

  • Sarah
    Toddler Room Leader

  • Emily
    Toddler Room Practitioner

  • Rosie
    Toddler Room Apprentice

  • Jess

    Toddler Room Practitioner

  • Eloise

    Toddler Room Apprentice

  • Aparna

    Nursery Apprentice

Olivia’s Day

A typical day for a toddler at Ambourne House nursery.

When I arrive at nursery, my Mummy and Daddy will hand me over to my keyperson, Sarah. I will give Mummy and Daddy a big cuddle and wave goodbye. Sarah helps me to settle in for my fun, exciting day at nursery. Once I am happy and settled I like to engaged alongside my peers in lots of fun activities.

Get in touch

  • Snack time

    After morning free play, Sarah will let us know it’s time for a snack. Me and my friends get to sing a ‘tidy up’ song as we help Jess tidy up, ready to wash my hands for snack. Eloise helps me wash my hands, I use soap and water and run them under the tap for 20 seconds! At snack, I get to sit with all my friends whilst we sing a ‘please and thank you’ song. I always enjoy my snack as we get such a variety. We also have a chance to be very independent as I get to serve my fruit and vegetables into my bowl all my myself! As well as fruit and vegetables, I get to enjoy drinking both milk and water.

  • Garden time

    Everyday we get to go outside in our lovely garden- this is always my favourite part of the day! If it’s really hot day Emily will help me put on sunscreen, but if it’s a cold day Emily will dress me up in my wellies and coat.

    I really enjoy running around with my friends and looking for bugs on the trees! I also like to explore the mud kitchen and slide down the bit slide. ‘’Weeeee!’’ I giggle with my friends. Rosie will also blow bubbles for us all to pop in the garden, I love to chase them with my friends.

  • Lunch Time

    After we have yummy lunch, Rosie will assist me to our washing up station where I clean my own plate. Then, Emily and Sarah tell us it’s time for a sleep. My bed is always set up for me with my bunny and blanket and Jess will pat my back gently until I fall asleep. I always get the best rest which helps me have a great afternoon.

  • Group time

    Once I’m awake from my sleep and I have had my snack and drink we have another group time. This includes reading our Book of the Month and learning our days of the week! We also have a very big messy play activity to explore-it’s so much fun to get creative!!

    Before I go home to Mummy and Daddy I get to sit with my friends once more to enjoy a yummy cooked tea. Today it’s homemade sausage rolls and cucumber sticks-my favourite!

  • Home time

    When it’s home time I see my Mummy and Daddy, I’m so excited and want to tell them about all the exciting things I have done today. Sarah, Emily, Rosie, Jess or Eloise tells them all about my day! I love nursery!

What parents and carers are saying

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Nurseries and staff like yours are few and far between. You all deserve a medal for working to keep our children not just safe but happy too.
~ Rebecca & Mark ~


From the very beginning, we have felt that the toddler room staff have gone above and beyond to make E feel welcome, safe and happy and that became quickly evident in his relationship with the staff...(E) has had no problem telling us all about Rose, Sarah and Emily and what fun he had on his days there. Likewise, the staff were really reassuring to me when I dropped him off and would call me to let me know he's okay. Sometimes my anxiety would get the better of me and I felt that they understood as I stood there crying and never made me feel silly. The handover when I picked him up never felt rushed and I always went home feeling like I had a really good night to what kind of day he had. I really want to mention Emily in particular. She is absolutely worth her weight in gold and more! I've never met a woman who cares so much about the children she looks after and truly treats them and loves them like they are her own. - May 2022
~ Parent H 19/05/22 ~


My little girl has been going to Ambourne house for 4months. I love that it's a beautiful family setting which helps the children to the own needs. A big thank you to Sarah Jess Emily Eloise and Rosie for making her feel warm welcome an safe we couldn't of picked a better nursery..... - August 2022.
~ Parent S August 2022 ~