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.
A new Addition from September 2015 Baby sitting at your home
FRIDAY NIGHTS AND SATURDAY'S !! book in advance to avoid disappointment.
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.
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.
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 07/07/2017)
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Our baby girl has been staying with Annette and Eddie for 16 months now. She has been developing very well and has just finished her potty training. Annette and Eddie have been very caring for my daughter and always let me know how she does every day. When her speech was lagged behind a bit, Annette was even more concerned than me and has actively but gently encouraged her to repeat words that she likes. Now my baby girl is like a recorder and seems to never stop to express herself, and loves to repeat whatever her older brother is talking! Two months ago Annette told me she should be ready for potty training even before we thought about it. With Annette's very helpful advice, my daughter finished potty training within one week, which is a really big relief for us! Thank you very much Annette and Eddie for the wonderful cares. My daughter loves your whole family and always mentions everyone of you like a truly family member! I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a caring place for their little ones.
Response by Annette 26 on 24/06/2017:
Oh my thank you so much!!!!! we are so grateful for your positive review we actually really enjoy every moment of looking after your daughter. You all have become apart of our life's and you are now family. Thank you so much we will endeavour to keep on working hard. Many thanks again Annette and Edward Finn
Annette and Eddie have been like a family to us and our daughter. I was very concerned when I went back to work after my maternity leave because my daughter was very attached to me, but Annette and Eddie immediately made her feel like home and the transition was super smooth. They have a very warm and welcoming home, full of new toys every day! I was very happy to know that my daughter was in a homey environment but at the same time have a week full of activities like playgoups, parks and farms to keep them entertained. Our daughter was super excited to see them every morning and she missed them terribly during holidays.
They were very accommodating with our circumstances as well, picking up and dropping off our daughter from our house every morning and afternoon. They also helped us with babysitting on emergency situations which was great help for us!
We have no doubt recommending Annette and Eddie for your childcare and we wish we could take them with us now we are moving! please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
Response by Annette 26 on 04/10/2016:
Thank you so much for a lovely testimonial we are very sad that you are leaving as your child has come a part of our lives and peers. Your child is not only such a good girl. But she now developed in so many areas . We wish you all the best in your new home and job! Anything you need we are on the other end of the phone. Many thanks for everything and trusting us to take good care of your little girl.
Annette and Eddie have just started looking after my 12 month old and my 5 yo (fetching from school etc) since I returned to work following mat leave.
We were worried as my 12 mo is clingy and not a fan of other people but he has taken to Annette and Eddie fantastically from day 1! He comes home in such a good mood - amazing!
My 5 yo also tells me off for picking him up too early!
Annette and Eddie seem to have a knack for getting fussy eaters to eat, which is a bonus! Must be Annette's fantastic home cooked food!
The setting is just perfect, no chance for any child to get bored. They really have created a haven for kids!
From the initial visit to signing contracts, the process has been smooth and professional.
I am so relieved we found Annette and Eddie and am so thankful that my boys are so well cared for.
Thank you so much!
Response by Annette 26 on 23/06/2016:
Wow!! we are delighted to be your child minder/carer. You and your husband have worked in partnership with us and making the experience so delightful. We are so happy how your lovely children have settled so well. We are so grateful for your review.
Annette is looking after my baby even since I have returned back to work and I couldn't have done it without her! I was very nervous returning back to work after my maternity but with Annette and Eddie (her husband) i feel that I am leaving my baby back to family. They are absolutely amazing. They work very hard to provide a home from home environment for the babies, their days are full of activities and the house is full of stimulating toys for the babies to play with whilst they still keep their routine. They also offer pick up and drop off from your house which is invaluable for me working long hours.
At the end of the day they provide a diary of the day electronically and lots of pictures so you know how was your baby's day.
I highly recommend them if you are thinking about childminders for your babies!
This week is my baby girl's first week in Annette's place. We were so nervous because my baby got really bad separation anxiety, and also we didn't have any experience of childminder before and didn't know what to expect. But since our first chat through the phone, I have known that Annette and Eddie are really caring not only for the babies but also for the parents. They seem to be happy to do anything that could help the parents and the baby. Now after these three days, I have to say both my husband and I are really relieved and impressed with Annette and Eddie's service. My baby seemed to be settled surprisingly well, and is really happy (she even hugged Annette and probably didn't want to leave when my husband picked her up at the end of the third day)! Annette obviously has given her a lot of stimulations during the day with all kinds of activities (stories, painting, singing, going to the farm etc...). On the first day, I was really worried and couldn't really focus on my work, but Annette has been so kind and considerate that she sent me a lot of updates and photos just to reassure me. I really appreciate it so much! Plus, her kids are just as helpful and friendly as their parents. My baby really loves them. Even more helpful, Annette has so many little tips about parenting and childcare, and is love to share. It's like a bonus to me! I am sure I will have much more to say and to thank afterwards, but for now, thank you so much Annette and Eddie!
Response by Annette 26 on 21/06/2017:
Thank you so much for your review we are soon enjoying taking care of you daughter. As she truly growing well.
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