170 Downend Road
BS16 5EB

[email protected]
0117 379 0937

Manager : Lynsey Elliott

Red Bus Downend was once a maternity hospital - now the large rooms and original features provide a backdrop for our fantastic childcare provision.

Garden Main View


  • ‘Secret’ rooftop garden
  • Dedicated sleep room
  • Nappy changing units 
  • Baby gym
  • Sensory activity rooms
  • Child level toilets and sinks
  • Outdoor yurt
  • Wooden ‘HABA’ play unit in Kindergarten
  • Landscaped gardens with vegetable patch, mud kitchen and race track!
  • Onsite kitchen and dedicated dining room
  • Parent car park

Arrange a Visit

Set back just off Downend Road, Red Bus Downend is accessible from the surrounding areas of Emersons Green, Fishponds, Frenchay, Mangotsfield – and with easy proximity to the Ring Road, further afield too!

If you would like to learn more about Red Bus Downend, get in touch to arrange a tour today!

Downend Exterior


  • Nursery Eating Area
  • Nursery Room 1 (2)
  • Nursery Sensory Room (3)
  • Kindergarten View Towards Door
  • Kindergarten Yurt 3
  • Kindergarten Art Table 2
  • Pre School Curiosity Room
  • Pre School Curiosity Room 1
  • Pre School Art Studio 2
  • Garden Main View
  • Garden Construction 2
  • Garden Rack Track
  • Pre School Terrace 2
  • Nursery Garden Curiosity Cupboard
  • Downend Dining Room 3

Meet the Team

Outstanding Ofsted 2


Downend have been graded as ‘Outstanding’ during inspections from OFSTED.

“The children are at the heart of everything in this remarkable nursery. They create extremely close bonds with staff, who offer excellent support and warmth. Staff implement a highly ambitious curriculum with passion that cultivates children, who are incredibly curious and excited to learn."

Downend’s full OFSTED report