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Childminder in St Albans

Babysitter in St Albans

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 26 Nov 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
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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  • DBS Check (added 04/06/2019)
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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.

A quick update on my previous review. It’s been almost 4 months (plus the lockdown break) since my son started his adventure at Lillies of the Valley. He started with crying and clinging to mummy and now he is literally waiting by the door to be picked up, no more tears, no more clinging, and even no good bye to mummy. Each time he comes back home he is happy and relaxed. There is no doubt he is well looked after and clearly enjoys himself. Variety of activities Annette comes up with keep my son not only busy but most importantly allow him to experience and learn new skills, he is becoming more and more independent. Thank you Annette & Eddie, you are highly recommended!

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

by Avatar for Monica Monica about Avatar for Annette 26 Annette 26 on 10/08/2020


Response by Avatar for Annette 26 Annette 26 on 10/08/2020:

Dear Monica
This is so lovely to read your experiences with us. We so enjoy looking after your son who is certianly a bundle of Joy; He has also woken up from sleeps to see balloons and his banners and smiled so much( Happy Birthday) I think he is very excited. Thanks again for your positive review.

Annette and Eddie have been looking after our 2 year old girl for 3 months now and I cannot express how happy we are that we found them. All through the onboarding process to now they have been warm and professional. They really understand a family's needs and have thought of everything from pick ups, food and communication on the little's progress. The have a created such a fun and warm environment for our little one to flourish and have really put our minds at ease. We see progress on our daughters speech, manners and attentiveness and we are delighted. Thank you Annette and Eddie and keep up the great work.

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

by Avatar for Betel Betel about Avatar for Annette 26 Annette 26 on 04/03/2020


Response by Avatar for Annette 26 Annette 26 on 04/03/2020:

Hi Betel
Thank you to you and your lovely family and beautiful happy little Girl who has a great sense of humour full of beans which brings us and peers lots of laughter.
Thank you for your lovely review. It means alot to us our passion and drive is made possible by taking care of your daughter and others she fits so well and is a part of the lillies of the valley childminding family
Best wishes
Annette and Edward Finn

A big thank you to Annette for arranging the initial meetings and start date so quickly. I was sold immediately to Annette's warm and open personality combined with professionalism and clear passion for her work. It was a huge relief to see my little one being so calm and relaxed in a new place within minutes. The next meeting at our place went even better, my son didn’t even notice I was gone while playing with Annette.
Yesterday my son completed his first day with Annette and Eddie. His "leaving" tears were soon gone and the photos Annette sent clearly indicated he was having the time of his life. It’s still early days, but it looks like he is settling in well and enjoys himself. Regular updates and photos are very reassuring (especially on the first day), and give me confidence he is well looked after. And of top on all this there is the pick up/ drop off service, one couldn’t have asked for more!

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

by Avatar for Monica Monica about Avatar for Annette 26 Annette 26 on 11/02/2020


Response by Avatar for Annette 26 Annette 26 on 11/02/2020:

This is such a beautiful review we really enjoy having your son he a bright Gorgeous little boy that has really got involved in play very sociable. Meeting the family was really nice in our face to face meeting and visting them in their home allows me to see them in their setting to familiarise myself with your son and family. I am so proud of him well done to a great start.

Our little one has been with Annette for 6 weeks and we really have seen some great changes! She started very shy and unsettled and had not much exposed to English; but Annette has been encouraging her a lot and very caring, lots of cuddle, lots of love. We really see DD learning new things every time she comes back home and she's very well with the family there.

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

by Avatar for Shinlon Shinlon about Avatar for Annette 26 Annette 26 on 15/10/2019


Response by Avatar for Annette 26 Annette 26 on 16/10/2019:

Dear Shinlon
Thank you for your review it is so rewarding to receive this great feedback about us at lilliesof the valley. We adore having your Daughter and she has settled so well she has come along way in 6 weeks. We are so happy to care of here.
Thank you
Best wishes
Annette and Edward

We wrote a review in September, and have now had our son in Annette and Eddie's care for 3 months. We handed him over at a time of intense separation anxiety and through the absolute dedication of Annette and Eddie he has come to consider the place a true home from home. They worked so hard to make sure that he settled in, providing the love and emotional care that we believe is so important in these early years. He gets to go out to many different places, learns new things all the time (for example, they recently taught him to say 'please') and most importantly has settled wonderfully. Communication with Annette and Eddie is exemplary, they are incredibly sensitive and kind to our son, and the drop off service has been so valuable.

If you are looking for personal, loving childcare and a brilliantly enriching environment then we can highly recommend Annette and Eddie.

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

by Avatar for MatthewF MatthewF about Avatar for Annette 26 Annette 26 on 27/11/2018


Response by Avatar for Annette 26 Annette 26 on 27/11/2018:

Thank you so much we enjoy looking after your son. We are very happy with how we all connect and work together in partnership. Your son is a happy intelligent little boy who enjoys his time with us.
Kindest regards
Annette and Edward Finn

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