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Nicky Harper - Nelly Tots

Nelly Tots is a childminding setting run from my home and garden in the Swiss Valley area of Clevedon.  I understand how overwhelming this feels as I too have sent my older children to childcare and returned to work, so appreciate that you need to find the right setting for both you and your child. 

I am a qualified Early Years Practitioner with the equivalent of a Foundation Degree (Open Unviersity, in Early Years) and have over 20 years experience working predominantly with children aged 0-10 years.

It’s through play that children make sense of their world, and in order to do this they also need to form a secure attachment with a care giver.  Rest assured, my home based care can provide the very best experiences and opportunities for your child where learning and play are made on the child’s own terms – deciding on their own play and choosing their own resources.

We will all work in partnership through their time here, sharing photos, outings and things they enjoy along with any “Wow” moments they’ve achieved.

Please call me to organise a no obligation visit.  I may not currently have an immediate vacancy for childcare, but I will try and accommodate you if I can.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicky Harper
Contact Position
07905 479 917
Nicky Harpers website

Where to go


Steps to front access.  Narrow but level side access.

Back garden is on a slope, with steps to gain access.

Woods close by.

Family pets:  2 rescue dogs


Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday, 0730 - 1800
Time of day
Session Information
Term time only; occasional school holiday care

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per hour, part time
Full time is 40+ hours per week Part time - 16-40 hours Increased hourly rate for under 16 hpw
Related Links
Ofsted Report

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
There is limited access via the rear of the property, but not ideal for wide wheelchair access.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Muscular Dystrophy
Communication and Interaction
Physical and Sensory Impairment
Downs syndrome
Physical impairment
Severe dietary needs
Emotional needs
Speech, language & Communication delay
Asperger Syndrome
Behaviour, Social and Emotional Development
Learning difficulties
Cerebral palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Cognition and Learning
Motor impairment
Experienced in supporting children with SEND and their families. Please also see the Local Offer section.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Parents are asked to supply their child's main meals if under 1 year old. Snack is provided only if required. I am able to provide a full and varied diet, including home cooked meals for ages 1+.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with
As an inclusive and enabling setting, all aspects of care I provide reflect each individual child and family in a positive way.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
I may not currently have an immediate vacancy for childcare, but I will try and accommodate you if I can.

Funded Places

Registered to receive Funded Places (15 Hours)
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Are you registered for Tax Free Childcare?
30 Hour Partner Summary
I will consider working in partnership with any other service provider the parent's choose - but funded offer is subject to availability. Please contact me for more information.

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yeo Moor Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
13/11/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/01/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local offer


I am now a Specialist Childminder (SEND).  This is a joint project between North Somerset Council and Springboard Opportunity Group that aims to develop childminder's skills and confidence in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

I have attended North Somerset inclusion training, and have a commitment to attending further training to support the needs of children with additional needs.  I will have access to the Specialist Childminder coordinator who is available to provide support and guidance around meeting the individual needs of your child.  In addition, I will have access to a North Somerset Arera SENCO from the Early Years and Childcare service for advice and guidance.

Contact Name
Nicky Harper
Contact Telephone
01275 603 498
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type
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