Jenniflowers Pre-School Nursery - Fun and Nurturing Early Years 
       Education and Care in Southfields, London

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The hardest part of our job at Jenniflowers is saying (a teary!) goodbye to our children.
Many of our families stay in touch with us as they grow up, 

and it's heartwarming to see how they grow and develop into young adults.

Ayako, mum of K
> Dear Jennifer, thank you for taking care of my son everyday. I love your nursery since I feel that all the Jenniflower members loves children. One day, I have heard someone called K's name from the Wimbledon Park Road and realised that the voice is from the car. She was the teacher from your nursery. She waved to K with shouting his name, even though it was her free time. K was shy at that time, but at the same time, he smiled, such a lovely moment. I love your nursery since K loves your nursery as well. One other day, I and K walked to King George Park and passed near the nursery. K suddenly turned left, walked to the nursery and wanted to push the door bell of your nursery, even though it was on weekend. It showed how he loves your nursery. I love your nursery so that I have recomended to my friends as well, one of K friend will join Jenniflower from this September. K learns a lot of words and songs at the nursery. I really love the diaries and pictures sent by the nursery everyday and everything I keep in my PC... sorry I write too much, I stop writing now.  It was difficult dicision for us to move and have to leave your nursery for 3 days a week, but please understand we really struggle to make this dicision. 

Hannah and David, parents of C
> Our son Cameron attended Jenniflowers Nursery from 9mths and then went on tobe in Jenniflowers pre-school until he was 26 months when we moved from the area. We were always worried about how my 'attention seeking' first child would fit into a nursery but after his first settling session my fears soon disappeared. Cameron loved every minute of his time at Jenniflowers, he grew from a baby to a happy, healthy chatty toddler, full of the joys of learning, friends and fun. He loved all the warm and welcoming staff, especially Kay and Miss Michelle. We chose Jenniflowers as we liked their approach to childcare, organic healthy eating and their focus on education (without losing the fun). All in all we were very sad to leave and although the children are settled and very happy in their new nursery we wish we had a Jenniflowers in Gloucestershire!

Lara, mum of D

> My young son was a mere wisp of a lad when he joined Jenniflowers. Jen has a warm and loving nature and a clean, fresh, stimulating, calm homely environment. She has been graded Outstanding by Ofsted twice and we knew she would retain her grading second time around, because in her childcare setting the children come first. From the meals she prepares, to the traditional wooden resources she provides, to her wonderfully eco friendly ethos... for us, she was THE ONE. Our little boy thrived under her care and love. He is self assured, knows his numbers, shapes and colours, loves drawing and building sandcastles. His table manners were honed in at Jenniflowers, and he enjoys a wide variety of food, largely due to her menu I am sure! He always ate more at her setting than at home, in quantity and variety. Our care needs have changed and we have now sadly left Jenniflowers, but we heartily recommend Jen. She went beyond the call of duty on many an occasion, and became a part of our family.


Anita, mum of S and E
> My son and daughter very much enjoyed spending time with Jen and her team. I can definitely recommend her services!


Daniela, mum of G

> Jen looked after my daughter from 9 months to 18 months. We were very impressed with Jen's child care. Gabriela enjoyed her time there. Jen provided very healthy meals and ensured the children had a good routine. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.


Lara, mum of S

> Jen has looked after our son since he was a year old and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. From his first session at Jen's we've been delighted with how happy he has been in her care and how he has developed. His language skills, manners and interactions with other children (among many other things) are brilliant as a result of spending time with her and the other children she cares for. Jen's attention to detail and superlative level of care mean that we trust her implicitly, we always get a detailed record of what our son has done in a day and often we get pictures texted to us through the day so that we can see how happy he is which is really reassuring. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jen and we are hoping that she will play a part in caring for our second child when I return to work.


Jayee, mum of A

> Jennifer was my son's first childminder and I could not have made a better choice for my little boy! He became a member of the 'Jenniflowers' household at the (very) tender age of 6 months and many of his first milestones were a result of Jen's excellent care and encouragement.... My husband and I have full-time, demanding jobs and wanted a childminder who would provide the best nurturing yet stimulating environment while we were at work. In the critical months after my return to work, Jen did everything she could to soothe my anxiety - I eagerly awaited the daily pictures highlighting the fun adventures of my son and his friends. On a more serious note, she also worked with us to manage his reflux condition and took every possible step to accomodate his needs. Time has flown and my son's second birthday is right around the corner! It is time to say goodbye as we move home. Jen has set the bar very high for the future and one of my biggest challenges is to find childcare that could match her standards! I highly recommend Jen and wish her all the best for the future.


Oliver, dad of S and E

> We have been sending our own children to Jennifer at Jenniflowers and they love it. No better recommendation than that!


Susan, mum of S and H

> It's daunting handing over your very first child to a stranger when you have to return to work. The guilt you feel for 'abandoning' them is overwhelming. And there is always the worry that they won't get the kind of care they'd get from 'mum'. However, it didn't take long for us to realise we had a gem in Jennifer. She had endless patience with our little girl who was a bit of a challenge in her 8th month of life on this earth. Jen has such a gentle nature. She is strict in a soft spoken, kind way and all her children adore her, and she is not only good with the children in her care, but the parents too. She always follows up after with a text after a difficult handover, keeps regular contact through email throughout the day sharing the special moments in play, and documents each child's learnings for parents to read later. An extraordinary woman who has given both our childen extraordinary love and care. It's no wonder she's had 'outstanding' stamped on her OFSTED certificate since the day she started out.


Caroline, mum of F

> Jen looked after my son when I first returned to work and he was wonderfully looked after. He loved his time with Jen, was nurtured and encouraged, and I always felt really well informed on what they were doing and how he was developing. I couldnt recommend Jen more highly.


Melinda, mum of M

> Jen was the first person to provide childcare for my family. She provided a safe and nurturing environment, and went far beyond the expected. It was evident from the outset that her childcare skills were top notch, and she has an amazing way with kids. I would whole-heartedly recommend her


Iselin, mum of S

> The personal and individual attention each child receives at Jenniflowers is amazing. Each child is cared for with plenty of love and serenity, bucket-loads of patience, and guidance to help grow, develop and nurture them as they explore the world around them. All the while, Jen keeps us at work up-to-date with texts, emails, and picture messages enabling us to see all those moments that working parents otherwise miss. It is hard to imagine a better person to care for ones child in the absence of their parent. We were very sorry to leave Jen (due to our personal circumstances changing), but would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone wanting care for their child that is truly out of the ordinary!


James, dad of L

> Jen is just wonderful – she is warm, caring and a truly devoted chilcare provider. We knew right from the start that our daughter was in safe hands with her. Our daughter loved spending time at Jen’s and owing to Jen’s loving and consistent care combined with the variety of activities provided, our daughter’s development and confidence improved so much during her time with her. We wholeheartedly recommend her


Cis, mum of T & J
> Thank you so much for a lovely time. We have greatly enjoyed that you have been looking after our boys. You were always very active, creative and happy. The kids have always been happy. We have never had any doubt that you would take good care of our boys and help them develop, both emotionally and physically.It was always great fun for us to see how they enjoyed your lovely garden, the feeding of the rabbit, and how you taught them to play together nicely. The boys have loved to be at your house and we have always loved the care you provided. Now it is time to move on as we head to school with other 'big children'. We wish you all the luck in the future and hope to stay in touch. We highly recommend your service to any other parent.

Amanda, mum of I
> Going back to work is always a big mountain to climb after a year off, especially when you have a 1 year old who is used to spending every day with you. It was a little frightening wondering how my daughter Isabelle would adapt to a daily regime without her ‘mummy’. After a few days at Jenniflowers there was no need for me to ever have worried or have concern about my transition to work. Every morning I was greeted with a smile and a warm welcome by one of the team and Isabelle used to eagerly watch the door open in anticipation of their welcome. She loved her days at Jenniflowers and the team were absolutely wonderful in making sure she had a fun filled day with many activities involved. She is treated like their own. If she had bad nappy rash her nappies were changed every few hours, if she needed a cuddle she would have a wide choice and if she wanted to have a cry the team would be on hand to distract her. When looking at homely nurseries and childminders in Southfields (of which there are many!) I was warmly welcomed to Jenniflowers. I love the homely set up as it makes the transition into nursery a lot easier. I would highly recommend this home nursery for the enthusiasm and love the staff give to the children and am going to miss it deeply. 

Lezil, mum of E

Jenniflowers, you were truly a home away from home for E. I felt like I was leaving my little boy with family as the love and care shown to him, and to us, was incredible. The smile on his face each morning, arms outstretched to go inside warmed my heart and kept my tears from flowing. The daily pictures to see my happy little boy and the well rested and well fed little cherub that greeted me when picking him up made my heart swell. The developmental milestones he reached in your care, the friends he made, the friends we made, I count my blessings we found you! We moved to Australia 5 months ago and I STILL haven’t found anywhere or anyone I would leave my E with, none hold a candle to Jenniflowers! Thank you again to you and the staff for looking after my little boy so beautifully, adoringly and unconditionally, we miss you all! xoxo


Kerry, mum of E
> Jen started looking after our daughter E around the time of her first birthday for three days a week while I returned to work.  Jen really made what was a daunting return to work quite easy and painless in reality - the settling-in process was faultless, and I was always completely confident about the care E was receiving.  It was a joy and comfort to receive text messages and photos on my phone while I was at work, so I knew what a great time E was having during the day. On a practical note, Jen was always very supportive and flexible in things like providing extra care days, which proved to be indispensible during my next pregnancy and around the time of the birth of E's little sister. My own happiness with finding Jen as a childminder for our daughter was reinforced by E herself, who always seemed truly happy and excited to be spending time at Jen's.  It was a great pleasure to see our little girl's confidence and first friendships flourishing thanks to Jen's encouragement and the warm, loving and homely environment she provides. It was with much sadness that we had to stop sending E to Jen's when we moved away from the area, but I will always feel very lucky to have had such a wonderful, caring person to look after E at that very early stage of her life. 
I would wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend Jen to anyone looking for a chilcare provider in the area.

Laura, mum of S 
> Jen has looked after our son since he was a year old and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. From his first session at Jen's we've been delighted with how happy he has been in her care and how he has developed. His language skills, manners and interactions with other children (among many other things) are brilliant as a result of spending time with her and the other children she cares for. Jen's attention to detail and superlative level of care mean that we trust her implicitly, we always get a detailed record of what our sonhas done in a day and often we get pictures texted to us through the day so that we can see how happy he is which is really reassuring. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jen and we are hoping that she will play a part in caring for our second child when I return to work


Iris B
> Jennifer is a rare breed: her giving nature & integrity reflects in all she does & she extends it passionately & lovingly to the world.


Susan, mum of S

> Our daughter was born in 2007 and I returned to work when she was just 8 months old. She was a challenging little baby girl who was quite clingy and just couldn't go off to sleep at nap times without a strict ritual (which took about 30 minutes and involved a whole lot of very loud screaming from her). And so I was very nervous handing her over to Jennifer and I sent along strict instructions showing the steps to take at her nap time. Well, Jennifer just took it all in her stride. When I asked, she said it went just fine - a reassurance I needed very much. And she never once commented/complained about the struggle she had to settle her which must have taken a few months...


As the months went by S became more and more attached to 'Jen Jen'. She loved her and there was always a big cuddle upon arrival and departure. It was obvious all the children in the group loved her - she had a real way with each and every one of them. Different as they were. She was patient, kind and respectful toward them; and firm and strict in such a gentle way. They eagerly listened to her and did what she asked of them. Jen taught my daughter how to count to 20 when she was under 2 and I'm convinced she is such a conversationalist because Jen just spoke to her so often. And listened when she chatted back. Jennifer was truly a second mom to S. And we were blessed to have her look after our daughter. Jennifer and Lance have become very close and dear to us - such a generous, kind couple whom we love as family. If you want a chilcare provider to love your child as their own then Jennifer is truly 'the one'. 


Jayee, mum of A

> Jennifer was my son's first childminder and I could not have made a better choice for my little boy! He became a member of the 'Jenniflowers'  household at the (very) tender age of 6 months and many of his first milestones were a result of Jen's excellent care and encouragement....  My husband and I have full-time, demanding jobs and wanted a childminder who would provide the best nurturing yet stimulating environment while we were at work. In the critical months after my return to work, Jen did everything she could to soothe my anxiety- I eagerly awaited the daily pictures highlighting the fun adventures of my son and his friends. On a more serious note, she also worked with us to manage his reflux condition and took every possible step to accomodate his needs. Time has flown and my son's second birthday is right around the corner! It is time to say goodbye as we move home. Jen has set the bar very high for the future and one of my biggest challenges is to find childcare that could match her standards! I highly recommend Jen and wish her all the best for the future.

Arabel, mum of L
> Choosing childcare for your child is one of the hardest things to do and we really feel that we found the very best childcare possible in Jen.  We would not hesitate to recommend Jen to any prospective parent. Jen is just wonderful – she is warm, caring and a truly devoted childminder.   We knew right from the start that our daughter was in safe hands with her.  Our daughter loved spending time at Jen’s and owing to Jen’s loving and consistent care combined with the variety of activities provided, our daughter’s development and confidence improved so much during her time with her. Jen is continually learning and developing herself, which demonstrates her passion for childminding.  She clearly loves children and develops an excellent bond with the children in her care – this is reflected in the smiles and cuddles that our daughter and the other children give Jen. Jen is very special and we feel very lucky to have had our daughter looked after by her. We trust her fully and are truly thankful to Jen for looking after our daughter so well. It was a very sad day for us when our daughter stopped going to Jen’s – this was a while after our second child was born and I decided not to return to work, otherwise we would have loved to have Jen look after both children. We wish Jen all the best for the future and if you do get the opportunity for Jen to look after your child…..take it!

Iselin, mum of S
> The personal and individual attention each child receives at Jenniflowers is amazing. Each child is cared for with plenty of love and serenity, bucket-loads of patience,  and guidance to help grow, develop and nurture them as they explore the world around them. All the while, Jen keeps us at work up-to-date with texts, emails, and picture messages enabling us to see all those moments that working parents otherwise miss. It is hard to imagine a better person to care for ones child in the absence of their parent. We were very sorry to leave Jen (due to our personal circumstances changing), but would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone wanting care for their child  that is truly out of the ordinary!

Pippa, mum of J    
> Thank you for a wonderful, fun filled year at Jenniflowers. J has been very happy at his little school and we have to come back for play dates to see you and his little friends.

Oliver, dad of S
> We have been sending our own child to Jennifer and he loves it. No better recommendation than that!

Kellie, mum of M
> My daughter has been with her for approx 1 year now and is so excited to see Jen every time we drop her off. The kids have so much fun each day and come home with a diary of their daily activites, what they ate etc... which is so lovely to read. Jen creates a very loving, caring and educational environment. Even the kids hug each other hello each day! One of the things I love about Jen is she sends me photos of my daughter  during the day which brightens my work day beyond belief. Jen is accommodating with extra days of care which are helpful, especially on a Friday, where she keeps a vacancy open for current mindees in case they need an extra care day. I cannot rate her high enough. I know both my daughters life and mine are enhanced by having Jen in it.

James, dad of L
> Jen Jen, you have been wonderful at looking after L from the beginning and especially when O was born. We can't put into words how much your support has meant, knowing Lucy is well looked after, safe and happy. Your help during O's birth meant we could enjoy the magical experience. Thank you.

Caroline, mum of F
> Jen looked after my son when I first returned to work and he was wonderfully looked after. He loved his time with Jen, was nurtured and encouraged, and I always felt really well informed on what they were doing and how he was developing. I couldnt recommend Jen more highly.

Daniela, mum of G
> Jen, it's so hard to put into words how grateful we are for all you did for G. Having to return to work after 9 months maternity leave I was faced with the daunting task of finding the right person to look after G. I came across Jen through Netmums and was incredibly impressed with her website which I found very informative. After meeting Jen, both Matt and myself knew instantly that G would be very well looked after.  
Jen has managed to create a 'home away from home' and G soon adapted to her new situation. Jen has a naturally loving, warm and calm disposition and Gabriela soon fell into a good routine within Jen's care and thrived under her supervision. I found Jen to be incredibly dedicated, hard working and faultless in her care for our daughter. From my observations throughout the 10 months the kids were exposed to various different activities and experiences and having the outside space at her doorstep allowed them to be outdoors as much as possible (weather permitting). There were times when G was not well and Jen ensured that she got the care and attention she needed and always kept me abreast throughout the day of her well being. A testament to Jen's passion for her job was felt when I used to receive daily photo's of my daughter, something I will miss dearly and appreciated so much. I would highly recommend Jen whom I know looked after our child like she was her own.  

Fraser, dad of J  
> Our son J spent 1 year being looked after Jen and we know he really enjoyed himself during that time. Jen was extremely professional, dedicating 100% of her time to caring for J and the other children she looked after. As soon as we dropped him off in the morning we left knowing he was in a safe pair of hands and being cared for the way we’d expect. When we picked him up at the end of the day he always had a smile on his face which reassured us that his day was fun packed, educational and enjoyable. Jen looked after other children of a similar age which we felt strongly contributed towards Js' early development as his social and interaction skills improved greatly under Jen's care and she always made sure he was included in all activities that were available. We have no hesitation recommending Jen to others and we know J misses her and looks forward to popping round to catch up with Jen and his friends soon.

Sarah-Jane, mum of E
> E was with Jen for about 6 months and during that time was very happy. Jen took the kids on outings to Wimbledon common, did craft  projects with them  and even managed to get them all baking. Jen's house was always very clean and tidy (despite having 3 toddlers  messing it up all the time) and there was always a welcoming smile and hug when E arrived. I can recommend Jen as a very caring and considerate childminder who is committed to seeing children develop through play and fun.

Hazel, mum of W & L
> Jennifer has been caring for my son W for almost two years, initially one and then rising to two days per week. She has also cared for my younger child, L, for almost a year two days per week. In that time Jen has provided consistent, loving and safe care for both of the children and they have built a real bond with her and also with the other children cared for on the same days. The children have been well fed, nurtured and developed in Jen’s care and have always been happy and excited about going to her home. I have particularly appreciated the way that Jen has planned for a wide variety of play activities and ensured as much outdoor play as possible (weather permitting). Jen is clearly a very committed, professional and caring childcare worker (as evidenced by her “Outstanding” Ofsted report) and her fondness of the children and her work have been apparent day in, day out. She has also been extremely reliable (taking only limited amounts of holiday and only one day of sickness in the entire period) and flexible (with regards to unforeseen and planned additional hours when required). It is with sadness that we have agreed it is time to move the children on to a nanny, so that William can take up his place at the local pre-school. I would not hesitate to recommend Jen to any prospective parent and would be delighted to provide any further details on request. We have found that Jen’s care has provided an excellent option for the children, allowing them to be together (unlike a nursery setting) but with the added bonus of having playmates.

Melinda, mum of M
> Jen was the first person to provide childcare for my family. She provided a safe and nurturing environment, and went far beyond the expected. It was evident from the outset that her childcare skills were top notch, and she has an amazing way with kids. I would whole-heartedly recommend her.

Ruth, mum of G
> Jennifer is, in my experience, a highly professional and first rate childminder. From the moment I met her and throughout the time that she looked after my daughter, I found her to be approachable, friendly, fun, reassuring, and utterly reliable. Her attention to detail, professionalism, health and safety standards and record keeping are outstanding. She provides a wide range of daily activities, from arts and crafts, to music, to outdoor play, ball games, visits to the park, and cooking, to name a few. She works closely with mothers to agree a daily sleep/
wake/meal routine that meets the changing needs of the individual child whilst also fitting around the other children in her care.

My daughter loved spending time with her and visibly benefited from the social interaction with other children, as well as the stimulation and learning opportunities that Jennifer provided her with. Most weeks she would return home having learned some new skill or progressed a developing skill. Personally I really valued Jennifer’s partnership – first and foremost she was always keen to know my preferences ~ regarding my daughter’s care and development, whilst at the same time she was able to offer valuable insights and suggestions. A good example of this was potty training – a task that was made much easier for me by Jennifer’s skill, encouragement, and her care to ensure that she continued the same approach that I had begun at home. I wholeheartedly recommend her.

Eliza, mum of K
> Thank you for taking such good care of K. It's been a comfort to us that he has  been in the care of someone as affectionate, knowledgeable and competent as you. I knew as soon as I met you that you were the right person to mind K and wish that we could have kept him with you. Nevertheless, we shall still visit so he can have 'play dates' and be called ''big boy'' by you :) Wishing you all the best with all your charges, graphic design, photography and writing in 2009!

Susan, mum of S
> Happy birthday for the 30th! Hope you enjoyed a special day with your lovely hubby and that you were spoilt rotten. May your  next year be filled with love and lots more little ones that adore you!

Kirsty, mum of E and K
> Oh Jen, what a lovely newsletter. Your commitment is amazing and the fact that you love what you do makes you so naturally good at it!!! GREAT pics! Loving the one with L not finding the joke at all funny!! Don't know whats wrong with me, but just been through about 6 tissues…(in a happy way!) got Nat King Cole on the CD and just lost it! Oh well, back to the ironing!! See you later xxx

Kerry, mum of E
> Dear Jen, 'Thank you' does not seem quite enough to recognise everything you've done and the difference you've made to our lives. We feel very lucky to have found you and to have had E come to Jenniflowers. I only wish we could continue to have you in our day-to-day lives. 

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