Parents vote Keynsham nursery one of the best

A DAY nursery that opened in Keynsham last summer has been named as one of the top 20 in the South West.

Avon Valley Nursery and Preschool received the accolade from nursery review website

Its annual day nursery awards recognise the top-rated nurseries in each region based on reviews from parents or carers.

The Keynsham nursery was ranked in the leading 20 out of 1,237 nurseries in the South West.

The nursery opened at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park in August last year, offering indoor and outdoor activities to help children learn and develop.

With unlimited access to the main Avon Valley park, it offers a variety of play and animal interaction, with a private garden, sensory areas, vegetable plots, and mud kitchens.

Split across two floors, it provides babies from three months and children over two with space to explore crafts, role-play, reading and soft play.

Nursery director Alison Dennis said: “This award means the world to myself and my team. What makes this particular award so special is the fact it’s based on feedback from our parents.

“We’re thrilled to have surpassed expectations so early in our journey and are committed to maintaining this level of quality.

“I would like to personally thank Lucy, Becky, and the entire team for their hard work and commitment. Finally I want to acknowledge our amazing parents and extend my gratitude for their unwavering support in making Avon Valley Nursery a success story.

“I’m looking forward to extending the number of places we can offer in September so even more families can use our nursery.”

Parent Emily Newing said: “My son’s confidence has grown. He looks forward to going on a new adventure every day. They plan different activities based on the children’s interest by liaising with parents.”

Due to growing demand, the nursery is set to expand this summer, with 20 more places available and more baby spaces on offer from January 2025.

Its next open day will be on Saturday July 13, and registration can be completed at to come and see the nursery in person.

The Voice ran a series of articles last year in which parents highlighted the shortage of childcare places in the town.