5 stars (26)

Childminder in St Albans

Babysitter in St Albans

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated Sep 2018 Last Login 18 Nov 2018 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Are you looking for a child minder based in St Albans look no further!

Hi parents.. Annette and Edward would like to offer their professional services as providers in the comfort of their own home.we provide a warm reception-to all families. We are a family run business, offering a touch of class service as We work as a team. Combining the advantages of childminding with the small modern day nursery. Our home is welcoming,clean, smoke free,safe secured,stimulating,we are patient and understanding, fun and happy. It is so rewarding to hear from parents and see from children how much we enrich children's lives as they grow happily beautifully in our care. The satisfaction of seeing this makes it all so Worthwhile as we dedicate our time to supporting parents and their children. As we are parents too and appreciate and understand, how important it is for our precious children to be well taken care of.

It is nice to see all children in our setting playing together happily and enjoying each others company and also meeting new friends at the different venues we attend.

We are ofsted registered in 2013 we had our last inspection we done exceptional well.

We offer individual care, we interlink our routine with yours. We have a full range of modern facilities, equipment and toys.... We have all the relevant qualifications to enable us to care for your little ones; we are knowledgeable, we are passionate about providing quality care, we work in partnership with parents. we have three beautiful loved children of our own. A diploma level three in child care and education, paediatric first aid, social care, years of voluntary service to schools, nurseries playgroup. We are a husband and wife team combined with over 17 years in the child care sector.





additional information

My hobbies

I enjoy family events such as restaurants, holidays walking, socializing. I go to a local gym, I enjoy different types of music. craft exhibitions, Theater,reading

working with children

I studied child care for many years and gained recognized qualifications.I am always updating my knowledge in child care. and Intend to be in this field for a very long time!

Transport

For your convenience we can come to you, and support you by offering you a pick up and drop home service. Parents have commented how much this helps them.We have a clean driving license a seven seated people carrier and are experienced drivers.



Our Meals

At Lillies of the valley we serve nutritionally balanced meals made with fresh, local ingredients.We consults with families to produce good food that the children want to eat. A variety of fresh seasonal fruits are also offered daily.



come and see us......

You are welcome to come and see our setting you have nothing to lose but everything to gain. You can relax and know that your child/children are well taken care of....... you may be reading this and you may be asking your self, what happens next....



Face to face meetings

The 1st meeting is at our home. If we are both happy we then arrange a further meeting as we feel it is important to familiarize our selves and get to know about your requirements and your child's needs. In the comfort of your home and I can see the child//children in their home surroundings..



Out and about

The child/ children get ample amount of exercise in the fresh air? local parks play groups, farms, aquariums, libraries,educational trips.

Settling in

We believe that children need time to settle as both carer and child/children bond. We understand that Parents are in trusting us with their precious ones..... we endeavor to make them apart of our happy family....

Teddy bear's room

A wide range of equipment and resources is provided to stimulate your child’s imaginative development. Your child will be encouraged to explore and develop their own creativity through painting, cutting and sticking, collage, pattern making, modelling.

Children will be able to investigate their environment and the world incorporating an understanding of different cultures, seasons and appreciation of animals, wildlife, eg willows farm daily routines.

Talking and listening skills will be developed through books, song, rhymes, music, role play, writing and reading; enabling your children to progress with confidence.

Investing in child future by giving them the best possible start

We encourage independence and confidence, enabling your child to establish effective relationships in a small homely environment. whilst remaining sensitive to the needs of others. We will teach an understanding of right and wrong behaviour and manners. Personal skills such as brushing teeth, washing,

Indoor/Out door play/nature

opposite where we live we have the advantage of an open space; where children can play safely with adult supervision. In a country and woodland setting.

A child’s healthy physical development is encouraged through a daily routine of exercise...

My Experience

I am a loving mum, married to a loving devoted husband. prior to becoming a registered child minder I volunteered in nursery schools, schools and playgroups in the area of Hertfordshire for many years, being parents we set good standards for our children. we feel that it is as parents duty whether the children are yours or not to provide Good standards. to all children. We are very proud so far with our 18 year old Girl who inspiring to be a lawyer and who is set for university sep2015. who is such a role model to her siblings . We have a Eight year old girl who enjoys reading and would like to be a dancer and a writer. last but never the least a 2year old boy who enjoys out door activities. Caring for other children who are not ours are still our duty and passion they become apart of our lillies family. As parents ourselves we know how important it is in supporting the children and parents; our aim also is to do well and succeed with a good support system in place.

My Qualifications

A a DCE in Childcare and Education, Level 3,qualified in Social Care, Child Protection and have a current First Aid Certificate and Counsellor... Ofsted registered and Ncma registered

My Availability

OPENING HOURS MONDAY - FRIDAY 7.30- 6.30pm

if you need earlier start times or later finishing times that will need to be discussed and you will be charged for this extra service.

Emergency child care available eg childminder on holiday/ is your carer unwell... it is always good to have a back up plan in place.

birthday parties

Tell us what you want and we will provide and organise it for you...

Are you getting married? and need me to organise your children's entertainment tell us what you want and we will organise it for you.... nothing is impossible at Lillies of the valley...... just a email away..... happy days!!!

New at Lillies of the valley

Birth coach July 2016

I am also offering you a qualified birthing coach I am a qualified counsellor, child care and educated I am a mother of 3. I have and still do care for children. If you are looking for the extra support I am available.

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Last Updated: 06/07/2017

My Fees

email/ or phone for prices contact provider for details

We do accept all types of child care vouchers...

0-1yrs home food brought to setting as parents may still be discovering how a child reacts to the foods they are given.



over the age 1yrs food is included in prices.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 07/07/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Annette 26. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

We found Annette and Eddie last minute as we decided a few days before we were due to go back to work that our son needed a more family like environment than nursery can provide. Annette and Eddie agreed to meet the next day; they clearly understood our concerns and reassured us that they would provide the loving and caring place environment that we want for him. Each day they send us regular updates and photos, which was particularly reassuring on the first day. He has been there for 3 days now so its still early days, but he seems to be settling in well with the whole family and enjoying his time there!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Annette 26 on 10/09/2018


Response by Annette 26 on 11/09/2018:

A big Thank you to you firstly for your review! Its been your sons fourth day today and can already see how he is settling in really well day by day . Making new friends sharing with others. Enjoyed Taking some Lovely photos of him laughing exploring playgroup out at soft play in the garden etc for us it makes it all so worthwhile. Your son is a credit to you both. Best wishes thanks again.
Annette and Edward Finn

We had our first meeting with Annette today. She is lovely and kind. Very passionate about her work. She is very professional, accommodating and having spoken to her it gives a sigh of relief that I will be leaving my daughter in safe hands. Annette we are looking forward to keep our daughter under your care!!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Annette 26 on 12/05/2018


Response by Annette 26 on 22/05/2018:

Thank you Fatima your daughter is having an amazing first week. Lovely little Girl and family.

I recently required a new childminder as ours had reduced her hours making her now unsuitable for our needs.
We found Lillies of the valley on care.co.uk and I am so happy. Not only have we found a replacement but we are comforted in knowing our daughter is going to a safe, friendly and happy environment. Annette was very informative during our visit and answered any and all questions we had.
Highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Annette 26 on 18/02/2018


Response by Annette 26 on 27/03/2018:

Thank you Nikki for your lovely review. We are so glad we can assist your needs and your daughter is so lovely. We look forward to working in partnership with you and taking care of your daughter. Kindest Regards Annette and Edward Finn

I sent my 13 month old son to nursery when I returned to work following my maternity leave and he attended three days a week. Despite him being miserable every time I collected him, I persevered for over four weeks, thinking that it was just a case of him struggling to adjust to having not been apart from me for a year and friends assured me that things would get easier for us both. The final straw came last week when the nursery called me to say that he just would not settle and I walked out of my job thinking I might have to give up work because I could not bear the guilt of leaving him there every morning. The numerous positive reviews on this site led me to contact Annette and straight away, I felt that she understood my struggle and we arranged to meet her, Eddie and their lovely children at their home on Sunday. We were sold immediately and my little boy had his first day with Annette and Eddie today. I cannot believe the change in him! He was so happy and content and was actually upset to be leaving! I had lots of updates and photos of him having an absolute whale of a time as well as a lovely picture with his little handprints and I can finally sleep tonight knowing that I will not have to dread the drop-off anymore. I cannot thank them enough for giving us hope!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Annette 26 on 06/02/2018


Response by Annette 26 on 06/02/2018:

Dear Alex thank you so much that means so much to us we really had such a great day. We are so glad you asked us to look after your little one.We will do our very best. Can't wait to see you all soon. Your little boy done amazing today. Credit to you both. Thanks again!

Our regular childminder let us down again but this time we could not take time off work. I contacted Annette on the off chance that they could take our two year old for the day (less than 24h notice) and up she stepped and boy did she step up.

Phenomenal service, sent us loads and loads of photos, our boy looked to be literally having the time of his life, returned to us in a fantastic mood, well fed, well changed, full confidence in Annette.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Annette 26 on 19/01/2018


Response by Annette 26 on 19/01/2018:

We really really had a fun day thank you so much for using our services. Your little boy is so adorable. Played well with others happy sharing with others dancing loved play group and farm our home! Loved all food given. Thank you so much to you both for using our services.
Kindest Regards
Annette & Edward Finn

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