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Families

Taking young children on a family skiing holiday can be challenging, but here at Meriski we pride ourselves on our ability to meet every guests needs, including our mini Meriskier’s! 

Childcare - Private Nannies

We are delighted to again be partnering with Meribel Nanny Services to provide all of our specialist childcare.  

Meribel Nanny Services is managed by owner Nicole Wallbank, who has over 10 years' experience in providing professional childcare services. All of the nannies employed by Meribel Nanny Services are qualified, experienced and DBS checked. 

Meribel Nanny Services provide in-chalet Private Nannies, who can take care of your children in the comfort of your chalet. Your nanny will arrive with toy boxes and plenty of arts and crafts supplies to keep your children entertained throughout the week. A full programme of indoor and outdoor activities is designed to keep children happy, enthusiastic and well occupied on family ski holidays.

Childcare is extremely popular and as such gets booked up very quickly. We would strongly recommend that you enquire about childcare availability at the time of booking your chalet, to avoid disappointment. Our sales team can answer any questions you may have on the service and check availability for you. Nicole will then contact you to finalise the booking.
  
Nicole will visit you in your chalet on your arrival day to talk through how the week will plan out and, if required, discuss any preferences or requests. 

Meribel Nanny Service’s nannies are also available to book for babysitting on the chalet staff night off, at an additional cost. If you think you might like to book babysitting, we would again strongly recommend that you enquire about availability at time of booking, to avoid disappointment. 

Private Nannies

Prices
Prices vary based on the number of children/ number of hours required and the season, see the full price list here

  • 6 Full Days: €1080 (€1356 for Peak Season*) for 1-2 children
    Monday to Saturday, 8 consecutive hours between 8.30am and 7.00pm
  • ​6 Mornings: €612 (€744 for Peak Season*) for 1-2 children
    Monday to Saturday, 8.30am – 12.30pm    
  • 6 Afternoons: €612 (€744 for Peak Season*) for 1-2 children
    Monday to Saturday, 1.15pm – 5.00pm    

Flexi Packages
With Meribel Nanny Services Flexi Packages you can book your hours and spread them over the week at times to best suit your needs, consecutively between 8.30am and 7.30pm. You can also add on hours over the week, subject to availability and depending on your needs.  You can also book single days/half days.  Note flexi packages and single days are not available during busy periods incl New Year, Half Term or Easter holidays.

Ratios:
One nanny can look after:
1 baby under 6 months
2 children 6 months – 3 years
3 children 3 – 5 years
4 children 6 – 13 years
        
Mid-morning snacks, lunch and afternoon tea are included, depending upon whether morning, afternoon or full day care has been booked.

Meribel Nanny Services Lunch Club with Parallel Lines Ski School

Meribel Nanny Services also offer a lunch club service available peak weeks Monday – Friday 1:30pm – 4:00pm with a pick up from Parallel Lines ski school.

Children are picked up from their Parallel Lines ski lessons and taken to lunch in a nearby restaurant (or a picnic on sunny weather days), they will then be entertained till 4:00pm doing a range of activities that may include; bowling, sledging, snowman making, outdoor games and so much more!

Pick up will then be at 4:00pm from the Parallel Lines meeting point.

Lunch club is available for children aged 4 – 12 years wih numbers limited to a maximum of 8 children per nanny.

€66 per child, per afternoon – Flexible afternoons can be booked

On Monday Morning there will be a Meribel Nanny Services representative at the ski school drop off point to meet all the children at 9am and answer any questions you may have.

*Allergies – Meribel Nanny Services take allergies and dietary requirements very seriously. As they are not preparing the food themselves, they may not be able to cater for all dietary requirements. Please advise them before booking and they can check with the restaurants that your child can be catered for.

Dates
Christmas week, lunch club will run Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Friday 27th 
New Year week Monday to Friday 
W/C 10th Feb, 17th Feb, 24th Feb, 30th March, 6th April

Children's Meals and Equipment in your Chalet

Our chefs all have experience in catering for infants and children. Before your arrival, please let us know your children's likes, dislikes, allergies & any preferences that you may have for your children's meals with your chef. 
We encourage an early children’s tea between 5.30pm-6pm, allowing parents to enjoy some “grown up” time during dinner. However, if you have booked exclusive use of a whole chalet, we are happy to cater for family meals, which can be organised with the chef prior to arrival. If a shared chalet is booked, we ask that children up to the age of twelve eat at the earlier children's supper.

To allow for a hassle-free family holiday, we ensure there is an ample supply of everything you’ll need, including children’s beds and cots with linen, high chairs, bibs, emergency nappies, toboggans, baby backpacks, CD player, TV/DVD player, books, music & video library, toys & game box, baby listening devices, sterilisers and children’s crockery & cutlery.

All of our vehicles have children’s car seats and are fitted with seatbelts. 

Ski School for Children

We advise that you book ski schools directly so that requirements and abilities can be accurately discussed. However, we are more than happy to give you recommendations so please give us a call to find out more.