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|
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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 Ofsted Inspections
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- 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.
Our first meeting with Annette was face-to-face, and we could see immediately her passion for caring for children. She put us at ease and addressed our questions, and importantly, our little boy really took to her. She then met with us at our home to get to know our son in his own environment. The settling-in process went very smoothly: our baby very quickly became comfortable with Annette and Edward, and they kept us updated of his progress via WhatsApp – this was particularly reassuring, as this was the first time that he had been away from us for a prolonged period of time. We have been with Annette and Edward for almost 2 months, and our son seems to have settled in really well. He is eating well, experiencing a variety of fun activities, and is in great spirits when we collect him every day. Thank you for taking such great care of our precious boy! x
Me and my son met Annette today for our first face to face meeting. What a wonderful experience right from the beginning. It was a lovely warm welcome and felt at ease straight away, the love she has for what she and her husband do shone brightly, she was very informative of the services offered and had such a lovely approach it really was a pleasure. Thank you Annette x
Response by Annette 26 on 21/02/2022:
Hi Alyson so lovely meeting you and your child. The face to face meeting went really well. Thank you for reading our profile and coming to see us. Thank you much for the lovely review.
Hi ,i just meet Annete today ,she was a childminder from St Albans,our face to face meeting wad absolutley great ,she understend me really well all my fear and concerns and she is a very warm and kind person .She found a solution for all my problems .My doughter really like her from the first meeting.
Thank you very much Annette!!!!!!
Response by Annette 26 on 20/02/2022:
It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and your child We are very happy to work in partnership with you in the near future. Thank you for coming to see us and your child. Thank you for your positive feed back best wishes Annette Finn
We have been with annette and Eddie since April 2021 and have found them to be a caring, flexible and experienced childcare service.
Our son teddie has thoroughly enjoyed his time there and visibly is happy and always smiling to see them. Annette and Eddie are responsive and engaging and provide a stimulating and varied setting and activities for children there. Teddie has a dairy allergy and annette has always provided information on any developments and ensured he is given meals that are tailored to his needs.
They are good communicators and always advise of any issues and help provide solutions and are flexible when parents have the occasional issue at home. They provided regular updates via the app and photos on a daily basis so you can really see what the children are up to. They treat them to many trips out and give each child equal and important care and time.
If anyone is needing childcare we cannot recommend annette and Eddie highly enough. They treat the the children as their own and really do support and look after them and help them develop. We are moving away from the area which is the only reason why we are changing providers otherwise we would be staying with them for a long time. Tracy and james
Response by Annette 26 on 25/11/2021:
Awwwwww thank you so much no words can describe when we realised you were moving. Every day after that was a count down to the day you were leaving. Now you have left and we will miss you and your son. Thank you for allowing us to be apart of your child's life. We miss..... you so much. Best wishes all the best with the move. Annette and Edward
We have been trying to find childcare for our 10 month old for around 6 months, and we had honestly been struggling day to day to keep a work/life balance. We luckily came across Annette and Eddie’s profile and since then it’s like a weight has been lifted. From our first interaction to our little ones first day, everything has been perfect and so reassuring. We cannot thank Annette enough for really taking the time to explain who she is, the ethos of her childcare and really listening to us and our needs. We found that the lead up to our little ones first day was so informative, with detailed information provided, and Annette ensured that all necessary paperwork was completed. When his first day came around of course there was slight apprehension, he is a lockdown baby so has only ever been looked after by us. However, the minute we arrived and he saw Annette, he had the biggest smile on his face….not even a single tear or glance back! We received regular updates throughout the day, keeping us at ease. Once home, we then received a detailed diary of his food, activities and sleep whilst he was in Annette and Eddie’s care. We can’t thank you enough and look forward to developing a relationship with you as our little one grows.
Response by Annette 26 on 24/11/2021:
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy you came to us. Your little one's first day was amazing settling in immediately very happy independent and gorgeous. ... As we invest in your child's future by giving him the best possible start.
Anything you need from us we will do our up most best.
Annette and Edward Finn
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