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Christine Mann (Little Elms Childcare - Nailsea & Wraxall)

Ofsted "Outstanding" childcare and education, Nailsea & Wraxall.

Offering Ofsted "Outstanding" childcare and education, for children aged 1 year to 11 years old, from our large detached home on the Nailsea and Wraxall border, since the year 2001. We drop off and collect from Golden Valley Primary School, Nailsea. 

We are dedicated to providing the best "tailor made" care for children in a warm and loving home environment.

The childminding areas include:

  • A lounge with comfortable seating and a large selection of toys and books
  • A playroom which has a large selection of toys, games and puzzles
  • A dining area with a large table and art materials.
  • Large enclosed back garden with plenty of outdoor toys

What Ofsted has said about us:

  • "The accommodation, resources and equipment are of a consistently high quality, very well managed, and organised. Outcomes for children are clearly attributable to the excellent use of resources.”
  • "Partnerships with parents are highly effective in meeting the needs of children” “Together (the childminders) they provide rich, varied and imaginative experiences that meet the needs of all children very well.” 
  •  "Children freely self-select from a very good range of very carefully prepared resources and specific learning materials.”

What parents have said about us:

  • Parents think that our childminding service is "excellent" "good value" "fantastic".
  • Parents say that we “work hard to understand each child and work to their strengths and enjoyment”, they have said “we like your friendly and approachable style”, we feel that our child is very safe and happy in their care”
  • Parents think the choice of toys and activities are "varied, educational, fun and well-organised".
  • Parents say that I am "a kind, caring, knowledgeable, professional carer. She demonstrates a genuine passion for her work but more importantly for the children in her care.”

Our focus is on individualised quality childcare with our aim to help each child reach their full potential through stimulating activities and discussions.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Christine Mann
Contact Position
Registered Childminder
01275 859 924
Little Elms website

Where to go


Close to Backwell train station. Close to bus routes. We are in an ideal location for parents working in Bristol, even if you do not live in Nailsea, you could collect your child(ren) on the way back home from work, as we are only 5 minutes drive away from the A370.

Other details


FREE CHILDCARE - Offering fully funded childcare for those eligible under the government funding for 2-4 year olds
Related Links
Ofsted Report

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Provision can be made.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Emotional needs
Communication and Interaction
Speech, language & Communication delay
Learning difficulties
Challenging Behaviour
Cognition and Learning
Individual needs catered for. Will complete further training relating to an individual child’s needs as appropriate.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Individual diets catered for.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with
Individual needs catered for in a fully inclusive environment.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact direct for up-to-date information on vacancies and to be added to the waiting list.

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?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Other Availability
Early morning, evening, weekend and overnight care also available (costs vary).

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Golden Valley Primary School
We are in an ideal location for parents working in Bristol, even if you do not live in Nailsea, you could collect your child(ren) on the way back home from work, as we are only 5 minutes drive from the A370.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
28/03/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
01/03/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
10/12/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local offer


I am a Specialist (SEND) Childminder. 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 (SEND).

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 Area SENCO from the Early Years and Childcare service for advice and guidance.

I am proactive with utilising any top up funding to fund professionals who can provide specialist tailored support for your child. I regularly update my skills and knowledge about SEND. I access the SEND Gateway on the National Association of Special Educational Needs (nasen) website regularly so I can read the resources and improve my practice. As a team we arranged a morning training session from a Speech and Language Therapist to further enhance our skills.

Contact Name
Mrs Christine Mann
Contact Telephone
01275 859 924
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type
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