Hanham Methodist Church

Chapel Road, Bristol BS15 8SD

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Call 0117 908 2406 to visit

Welcome to Hanham Toddlers Pre-School

Hanham Toddlers Pre-School based at Hanham Methodist Church and the Children’s Centre.

Hanham Toddlers Pre-school is a charity run organisation and it has been running since 1960. It is believed to be the oldest in the country and is very much part of the community.

We are registered with Ofsted to accomodate 94 children at any time and over the year we will have up to 140 children coming to us over the course of a week.  Currently we take children from the age of 2 until they go to school. As of September 2013 the pre-school have operated from both Hanham Methodist Church and Hanham Children’s Centre.  Therefore sessions will be allocated accordingly allowing for more flexibility to suit individual family needs.


We have been able to remain open throughout lock-down, initially for Key Worker children and gradually for all children.

To keep the children and staff safe we have introduced measures including the following, as per Government guidelines:

  • extensive cleaning procedures
  • ‘bubbles’ for the children
  • no cross over of staff between groups
  • equipment and toys kept solely for each group
  • no parents or visitors allowed into the building 
  • staggered start and finish times
  • marked, socially distanced areas for waiting outside 
  • regular hand washing for both staff and children


In normal circumstances, Hanham Toddlers has an open-door policy where we welcome visits to show you around, explain how we work and answer any questions you might have.  However, this is not currently possible due to Covid-19.  If you would like to register your child for a place please either call us on 0117 9082406 or email to hanhamtoddlers@outlook.com.

There is a virtual tour on our Facebook page (in the name of Hanham Toddlers Pre-school).  The tour was posted on 14th August 2020.  There are also many other posts you can look at to get an idea of what we do at Hanham Toddlers.

Childcare Choices

Good with Outstanding Features

Read our latest OFSTED Report

Opening hours

Our normal opening hours are from 9.00am to 3.00pm but these are currently staggered between 8.40am and 2.50pm due to Covid-19.


Visits are currently being held in our outdoor area due to Covid-19.  During these visits you will be given your child’s Transition Book, which includes photographs of different aspects of the pre-school, including the staff who will care for your child.  You will keep this book until your child starts with us so that you can look through the book together and use it to familiarise your child with the pre-school environment.

We would normally also carry out a home visit but cannot currently do so.  During the visit to us we will talk to you about your child, their likes and dislikes, strengths, etc and any concerns you may have.

Flexible Hours

Our core hours will remain from 9.00am to 3.00pm but will be flexible within these hours wherever possible irrespective of the age group of the child. Please contact us to discuss it further.