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The Tin Drum Nursery

Learning together through fun and play since 1989.

The Tin Drum Nursery

Learning together through fun and play since 1989.

The Tin Drum Nursery

Learning together through fun and play since 1989.

The Tin Drum Nursery

Learning together through fun and play since 1989.

The Tin Drum Nursery

Learning together through fun and play since 1989.

The Tin Drum Nursery

Learning together through fun and play since 1989.


The Tin Drum Nursery Ltd is a well established nursery with an excellent reputation built up over more than 30 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a caring, safe, inspiring and inclusive learning environment for 0-5’s. We understand that starting nursery is a big moment for you and your child. We will be here for support throughout your Tin Drum journey making happy memories & friendships to last a lifetime.

Our Vision

To provide a safe and welcoming nurturing environment in which every child can be themselves and feel encouraged and supported to be a confident, curious and resilient learner.

Our Ethos

We recognise and value that each child brings a culture of their own as a starting point when they begin their time with us. We build a relationship with them and their family to include that culture and support their progress on their learning journey. Addressing the aims and requirements from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for each Area of Learning through our curriculum shows our commitment to supporting, guiding and challenging the learning ‘in the moment’, for each individual.

Parent Testimonials


“We have always been happy with the care and attention that the staff at Tin Drum Nursery pay our children. I feel happy and confident when I drop them there that they will be looked after and have an enjoyable day. Children are given chances to have fun with numbers, letters, real world and small world play. Staff pay attention to the likes and needs of the children and make sure that the activities they do meet these as far as possible. The children love activities centred around special holidays and events and the team are committed to being creative. I am so grateful that my children have been able to attend here when I returned to work; the care and compassion of the staff is second to none.”

Paddy & Kate

“We had our daughter at another Bristol nursery which we were delighted with. We moved her when we moved house and could not have been happier with our choice. As well as the professionalism and care we had come to expect from an established nursery, Tin Drum filled us with a sense of warmth and friendliness we had not had previously encountered. Our son now attends Tin Drum and like his sister enjoys the relaxed environment, genuinely good care and endless perks (baking, lots of garden time/messy play and outings). As parents, we continue to be amazed at Tin Drum’s ability to accommodate sudden changes such as extra days and illness. We freely recommend the nursery to other parents on a regular basis and find our reports compare favourably with other parents’ experiences elsewhere.”


We love the Tin Drum Nursery. The staff are kind and attentive and help our children to settle and grow.  The team are very knowledgeable, delight in their work, and have created a great atmosphere. We have great trust in everyone there. They have also gone over and above in order to offer flexible days and extra days when needed, for which we are very grateful.


When I had to make the decision what nursery was going to be the right one for my son, I was sure I wanted the one where he could find himself at home. Tin drum Nursery is a small family where my son grows with confidence and learns good manners and useful tips for life. All the team members are lovely across the rooms. And they always try to help me in any problem I have had with my little one. I am very happy with the decision I made when I first visited the facilities.


The staff at Tin Drum Nursery have supported our little boy through some of his biggest moments from 15 months to nearly four years old. He has learnt how to socialise, share, communicate, sleep unaided, use the toilet, eat with a knife and fork and SO much more all with the staff’s love, support and guidance. Tin Drum have become part of our family and have shaped our little boys’ early years with a calm, gentle and supportive approach. We’ve tackled challenges together and it’s been great always knowing we’re on the same team, any advice always comes without judgment and their expertise in childcare and development shines through. We would recommend them to anyone.


Both my children absolutely love Tin Drum. The home from home atmosphere and the care given to them has made them feel secure and welcome. They have been encouraged to make wonderful friends and look forward to attending. The team take time to get to know each child as an individual and are supportive and good at communicating.


“The moment we walked through the blue door we knew we found the perfect place. The children looked happy, the staff were friendly and the facilities clean. The staff genuinely care about the children and they go over and above for the families. We have been with Tin Drum since 2016 and even after my last leaves, this nursery will always hold a special place in our hearts. It is an extension of our home, where I know my children are safe, loved, entertained and nurtured”


“We have been attending tin drum for 8 years now in total and would never go anywhere else!  The staff are the main reason – we’ve been seeing the same staff for almost a decade.   They are warm friendly and experienced and I’m sure they are the same with the Kids.  They do move around rooms from time to time so the kids get to know all the staff.  They often help us out with swapped days and missed days.  The nursery managers are always great too – if I ring up about my daughter they always know what room she’s in, what she’s eaten, what she’s slept – off the top of their heads!  They go an extra mile to know the ins and outs of my little one.  The room where they start is absolutely lovely, like dropping my baby in a really fun front room.  Another thing I love is how clean, calm, and quiet the rooms can be.  A real gem.  Thank you Tin Drum! ”


“We make no hesitation in recommending Tin Drum Nursery in Redland to every parent. 
Our two-year-old settled instantly into the baby room and continues to thrive in the caring and safe environment the staff provide.”


“My two children attend and it is like a big family. They are caring, affectionate and always doing fun activities. I appreciate that the staff doesn’t change very often. It feels that the wellbeing of the children and the staff is as important (if not more) as their profit. They have a kitchen and cook every day, keep records of the development of every child with lots of pictures, they are flexible, they provide everything that the children may need during the day, they have very experienced staff, they have lots of external spaces and children go often outside… I cannot recommend Tin drum enough!


“I sent my son to Tin Drum after more than one recommendation from friends, although I knew about it already as my brother had attended some 30 years previously. My son has been there for the last three years and I cannot rate it highly enough. The team are so kind and caring towards the children and I understand that quite a few of the staff have been there for a long time. Our son genuinely loves going to nursery, and as a parent you can’t ask for more than that!”


“Tin drum was recommended to us by a few friends, after we had a bad experience at a larger “corporate” type nursery. They are run like a small family business – where the children are treated as individuals and not numbers. The staff are all so lovely – you can tell that they really love their job and looking after your children. Our twin boys are flourishing there – and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other parents – which I regularly do.”


“We have been using Tin drum for over 4 years now and we quite simply love it! The staff have been there for a long time. there isn’t the usual ‘churn’ as everyone is so personally invested. The team go out of their way to understand you as parents and your family routines/life. The flexibility and personal touch you get from an independent nursery rather than a chain is incomparable (especially for very busy working parents) – moving ad hoc days or holiday dates when you’ve forgotten to communicate as life just gets too busy. Thank you for all the love and care and support you always give us!”

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OFSTED URN 2671992 *
We are a family run nursery which has been operating since 1989. We re-registered as a Limited Company in June 2022 and have been trading as The Tin Drum Nursery limited since September 2022 maintaining the vision, environment, management and team through the transition. We had our last Ofsted inspection under our old registration in August 2018.
We are currently awaiting our first inspection under the limited company registration which should be within 30 months of our registration date. Our previous Ofsted reports are accessible here: