Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School Downend is a beautiful Grade II building just set back off Downend Road. Wendover House, previously a maternity hospital, has had a complete restoration to create the fantastic purposely designed setting it is today with no compromises on internal and external space.
The setting still retains wonderful character with high ceilings, detailed coving, archways, big windows and the original banisters. Each area has been intentionally designed to provide bright, airy spaces for children to play and develop.
There are dedicated outdoor areas for each age and stage, with a ‘secret garden’, vegetable patch and race track. In 2016 we extended our Kindergarten area with the construction of our 21 foot yurt – quite possibly the only early years yurt in Bristol!
The Nursery Suite may hold 37 children, Kindergarten may hold 28 children and Pre-School may hold 51 children. The Nursery can occupy 116 at any one time.
The setting serves Downend and surrounding areas including Frenchay, Emersons Green, Kingswood, Fishponds and Mangotsfield.