Annette 26's Reviews

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Average Rating: 5 stars (5 from 25 reviews)

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.

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by about Annette 26 on 15/10/2019


Response by 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.

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by about Annette 26 on 27/11/2018


Response by 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

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!

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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!!

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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!

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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.

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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

Having written two reviews here, I thought I might write a final one before my little girl leaves Annette for her first school by the end of this week. My daughter has been with Annette for nearly two years. She has been enjoying every hour with Annette and her lovely family! Annette and Eddie are constantly looking to improve their house to make it a fun place for children to learn, play and grow. they always thinking about new or thematic activities for kids to get involved. They have done a fantastic job to train my little girl up to be an independent but caring little lady. Annette and Eddie are always very calm yet passionate, which has set a great role model for both the kids and us! We will miss you so much and you’ve already become our family here! Hope to visits you regularly in the future xxx

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by about Annette 26 on 12/12/2017


Response by Annette 26 on 12/12/2017:

Dear Max and Teng your lovely princess has grown so much only just a short time before we say good bye for now. She came to us a small baby and is leaving a young lady. Prepared for school. We thank you so much for giving us that opportunity of taking care of your precious young lady. We wish to share with you something so special you can keep for ever little surprise! Our little lillies of the valley family keep in touch. Xx we miss you so much 😍

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.

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by about Annette 26 on 20/06/2017


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.

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by about Annette 26 on 03/10/2016


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.

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