Little Angels opened its doors in the 1990s when Mariam, a mother of two daughters, Azi and Kati, turned a blossoming passion for childcare into a comprehensive service for parents and guardians.

Today, under the dedicated supervision and guidance of Azi, Little Angels continue to be a family-run business, driven by providing exceptional childcare and guided by our family legacy. Mariam, a psychologist, immigrated to the UK from Iran with her doctor husband in 1983. Having been accustomed to the Iranian family fabric, she found herself struggling to find caring and dedicated childcare for her three children.

Mariam found settings across London impersonal, unengaged and not committed enough to her children. This inspired her to start a childminding business in 1990 that reflected her heritage. One where raising a child takes a village and everyone involved becomes family. Today, despite being long retired, she nevertheless keeps tabs on Little Angels and stops by regularly to check in on her daughter Azi and the childcare settings, which reflect what her passion has now blossomed into.

These values continue to be at the heart of what we do every day at Little Angels and we strive to retain the warmth, dedication, affection and care Mariam practised when caring for children.