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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
|Last Updated: 06/07/2017|
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.
- DBS Check (added 04/06/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 07/07/2017)
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.
Annette and Eddie have been looking after our little girl for 18 months now and I cannot express how happy we are that we found them. We appreciate the time and effort lillies has put into her individual growth. All through the onboarding process, to understanding family needs and amazing communication, I cannot say enough about how warm and professional they are! They have created such a fun and warm environment for our little one to flourish and have really put our minds at ease. She had gone through potty training, learning her letters and numbers here and also working on all social aspects of interacting with her peers. We are so pleased with her progress. I would recommend Lillies 10 times over.
We are sad to say that our little girl will be leaving this setting due to a house move but I know the next little one to take this spot with be happy and well nurtured in this setting.
Thank you Annette and Eddie for the special work you do. x
Response by Annette 26 on 20/06/2021:
Thank you so much for your review. When we look back at your daughter's pictures that we sent to you throughout the time she has been with us. We see a massive growth in development. We are very proud of her. You are a lovely family. Which we will never forget. Wishing you all the best in your new home. If you are ever in our area again pop over. Keep safe. Happy memories!
Annette and Eddie are brilliant childminders, they cater to our son's needs and for every individual child. He is well looked after by them. It is comforting to know when we commute to London that they communicate well with us, if there are any problems we have a WhatsApp chat which they send regular pictures and updates on. the food and activity charts online are updated daily so we are aware what our child has been doing and they are always doing different things and helping children develop through inquisitive play or trips out. Punctual, clean and tidy our son is learning good habits from them like brushing his hair! Would highly recommend as a setting. from Tracy and James
Response by Annette 26 on 12/06/2021:
Dear Tracy thank you for such a lovely review.. your son is Amazing we enjoy looking after him. You are a lovely family..on your son's arrival he got stuck in he is so happy and a pleasure to look after.
Our little one is with Annette for more than a month now. She has been really great in settling, especially in our case where the my 2 yr old was at home most of the times due to locked down. Now she is eager to see Annette always. She was really great in initial rapport creation with the child via zoom, walk-in and more support. Nice to see little one picking up more words and new good habits. Annette has always been informative especially on Childs needs. Annette and Eddie are very flexible especially for parents like us who are both into full time work. We have a great list of activities planned in days to come and i am sure Annette would nurture my daughter beyond our expectations. Happy Parents :) :)
Response by Annette 26 on 25/04/2021:
Dear Vasudeva Viji and your beautiful daughter. When I first met with you; you were so welcoming.As soon as we met your daughter she gave me a big smile and I knew she was going to be great in our setting.
Your daughter is a credit to you. you are a very lovely family and I promised you that I will work hard and do my best. We are really working in partnership great exchanges. Thank you so much for your lovely review. Looking forward to seeing your daughter in setting soon. Thanks Again!
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!
Response by Annette 26 on 10/08/2020:
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.
Response by Annette 26 on 04/03/2020:
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
Annette and Edward Finn
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