Happy children = Happy Parents! Whether your children are first-time skiers or seasoned pros, it is really important that they enjoy their time on the mountain to allow you all to get the best from your holiday.
To allow you some time to enjoy the mountain on your own there are many different forms of childcare and ski school available to you. For babies and young infants it's important that you know they are well cared for and entertained so you can enjoy your skiing in full. Therefore, we only recommend trusted and professional nanny agencies and childcare providers.
Our Advice – reserve early as both ski schools and nanny agencies get fully booked far in advance, especially during school holiday weeks.
Childcare Services and Nannies in Courchevel
Merinannies is a small English qualified agency established in Meribel in 2003 by Katia Pozerskis, a qualified teacher and mother of two children. They provide a professional private nanny service in Meribel, Courchevel and other resorts.
Tel. +44 (0) 1858 468820 or +44 (0)7860 925 055
SnowBugs Child Care is to give you absolute peace of mind, while spending your days out on the slopes.They offer a high quality, friendly and trustworthy, private nanny service, entertaining your little ones in the comfort of your own holiday home. All nannies are trained with first aid and have lots of experience in snowy conditions.
t4 Nanny is a small English qualified agency established in Val d'Isere & Tignes in 2005 by Tess. They provide a professional private nanny service in Meribel, Courchevel and other resorts.
Tel.: 0208 144 1054
Snow Angel Nannies is a reliable and professional mobile childcare service in Meribel. Their nannies are all qualified and childcare can be organised either daily or weekly as required. They also provide an evening baby-sitting service.
We also have a list of private nannies who operate in resort and are often able to offer a more flexible service than nanny agencies, especially in the busy school holiday weeks.
Please see our list below.
The ESF offers two programs for children, Les Saturnins and Les Jardins ‘Piou Piou’. ‘Les Saturnins’ is aimed at children aged between 18 months and 3 years, including both indoor and outdoor activities. Bookings can be made from a half day to a full week. Les Jardins ‘Piou-Piou’ are aimed at beginner skiers between 3 and 5 years old where children can discover the joys of skiing through games and play.
ESF Courchevel 1850
Tel.+33 479 08 0847 or +33 479 08 07 72
ESF Courchevel 1650
Tel.+33 479 08 26 08
ESF Courchevel 1550
Tel.+33 479 08 21 07
Holiday Baby Hire
Travelling with babies & young children often means bringing half your home with you including cots, buggies, baby seats as well as toys & games! We recommend you slim down your luggage (& your excess baggage fees) by hiring some equipment in resort.
Anna Cosgrove from Holiday Baby Hire provides all the equipment you need for a holiday with your baby including cots (with topper & linen included), highchairs, booster seats, bouncy chairs, backpack carrier, pushchair and age appropriate toy/book selections. All equipment is in excellent condition. Payment via bank transfer or secure card payment from Anna's website. Prices include free delivery to your accommodation & set-up for your arrival.
Tel.: +33 633 30 05 77
Ski Schools for children
The Little Ones start in ‘The Magic Garden’ (a safely enclosed area with special equipment) and progress into the ‘Altiport’ ski area.
For Levels 0 (beginner) - 6 (Freestyle) they run a week-long children’s course which includes lunch in a mountain restaurant; leaving plenty of time for family skiing in the afternoon.
Tel. +33 479 01 01 81
With courses from ‘Whippersnappers’ to the ‘NewGen Freeride Team’, New Generation caters for all ages and abilities – including off-piste, park or bumps training.
Ski courses for children are run during the school holidays and on request.
Tel. +44 (0)844 484 3663