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 and Crèche
New for 2018/19, we are delighted to 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.
When a chalet is booked for exclusive use, Meribel Nanny Services can 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.
Meriski will continue to be the only chalet company that has a dedicated crèche in resort, exclusively for Meriski guests. If you have booked a shared chalet, or if you just prefer to use the crèche, you can book a place and a Meribel Nanny Service nanny will take care of your children.
For those children using our crèche service, a Meriski driver will collect them in the morning and drop them back to your chalet in the afternoon. All of our vehicles have children’s car seats and are fitted with seatbelts. The Meriski crèche is well stocked, with a wide choice of toys and games to suit all ages.
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.
- Full Days: £650 for children under two years and £600 for children over two years for six full days (8.30am-4.30pm) including lunch and refreshments. During Peak Season £795 for under two’s and £700 for children over two.
Pick up and drop off at chalet is included.
- After ski school pick up and crèche:
11.15am – 4.30pm: £450 per child including lunch, £500 in Peak Season
12.00pm – 4.30pm: £400 per child including lunch, £450 in Peak Season
1.00pm – 4.30pm: £300 per child including lunch, £350 in Peak Season
Pick up from ski school and drop off at chalet is included.
- Six mornings sessions (8.30am-12.30pm) excluding lunch: £350 per child under two years and £300 per child over two years. Pick up from chalet is included.
Private nannies are available when a chalet is booked on an exclusive basis.
- 6 Full Days: Monday to Saturday, 8 consecutive hours between 8.30am and 7.00pm £798 (£1100 for Peak Season*)
- 6 Mornings: 8.30am – 12. 30pm £500 (£600 for Peak Season*)
- 6 Afternoons: 1.15pm – 5.00pm £500 (£600 for Peak Season*)
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.
36 hours: £684
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 are also offering a new lunch club service available Monday – Friday 1:30pm – 4:00pm with a pick up from Parallel Lines ski school meeting point.
Your children will be 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.
£65 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.
Lunch club is currently available during peak weeks 24/12/18, 31/12/18, 11/02/19, 18/02/19, 25/02/19, 31/03/19, 08/04/19 ( dates may be added).
Children's Meals and Equipment
Our chefs all have experience in catering for infants and children. Before your arrival, you will have the opportunity to talk through 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.
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.