Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Why you should consider Merinanny ski nanny in the Alps






The childcare secret to a great family holiday in the snow

 A winter holiday in the Alps
The winter wonderlands of the Alps are breathtakingly beautiful and the ideal location for a winter break. Great weather, good quality snow, excellent resorts and great hospitality with classy après ski are just a few of the many reasons why you should choose a holiday here. A winter vacation is a great way to bond with your family. Just like the beach, snow is magical for kids. And they will be spending a lot of active hours outdoors in the fresh mountain air. It is also an ideal opportunity for your kids to learn how to ski. Young children are fearless and their small stature and adaptability makes the sport much easier to learn than for an adult. Many ski school classes in the Alps are setup to allow kids to learn with peers and parents can ski on their own in the meantime.

The challenges of a ski vacation with young kids


While the Alps offer the perfect setting for a family vacation, a ski holiday with kids does have its challenges. What if your children are younger than the recommended age of three, the ideal age for starting ski lessons? You certainly want to enjoy your winter holiday together with all the members of your family. You may be apprehensive at the idea of taking your toddlers to the mountains. And when you do bring them, it can be frustrating if you cannot fully enjoy the slopes or the well-deserved apres ski because your kids are waiting to be picked up from the kids club. You may not want to bring the grandparents to your chalet to help you with babysitting. And even if your children are old enough to go skiing, there are situations in which you may need some extra help. From the wrong skis to lost gloves, the need to use the loo after the kids are all dressed in their ski gear.


What can help you?


A Merinannies ski nanny in the Alps

The only way for parents to truly unwind and enjoy the holidays together, whether it’s skiing in the Alps or relaxing on a beach, is once they feel that their children are happy, safe and well looked after. A Merinanny ski nanny will solve your problems; you will have time for ski, après ski and personal time.
Fun Indoors

If your children are too young to hit the slopes, a Merinanny ski nanny will provide quality childcare in the day and private babysitting in the evening. She will come to your accommodation with bags of planned to age activities and games. The children will warmly play indoors if the weather is bad or snowy. They will enjoy puzzles, imaginative play, sing songs, dance around and have lots of laughs. There will be glitter and colour; arts and crafts, card making and snowflake drawings are a few of the creative ideas a Merinanny would provide.
Fun Outdoors
The Merinanny can also take the children outdoors to play areas or soft playgrounds. And what about a treasure hunt, building a snowman, snow painting, gondola rides, hot chocolates, swimming, ice skating, shopping?! The nanny can use the buggy or sledge to stroll to the villages and local events and meet other children to play together. Finally, she can just take some quiet time with your little ones by the fire reading a book and relax.
The nanny can help children practise putting their skis on and slide on the snow to gain confidence and have some fun. She can also help drop off and pick up your children from the ski school or meet them on the slopes for lunch.

All Merinannies are qualified and experienced first class private nannies with a first aid certificate, DBS and reference checked. There are special needs trained Merinannies too for individual needs, and multilingual nannies. 




Making Memories together

A Merinanny ski nanny in the Alps gives free time to parents. She will make sure that children will have a great time too. A Merinanny is confident to work with children of all ages and she has a great source of ideas and ways to help the children spent their time purposefully. The nanny will adjust to the needs of your children and create a tailor made program based on their interests. She will follow the children's routines and parents’ advice. A winter vacation with a Merinanny in the Alps will result in quality days for all members of the family. Enjoying the time spent together you will be making lots of new memories.



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By Celeste Tat. Celeste is a Dutch Family Travel Blogger. She is the creator of the Family Experiences Blog, a family travel blog focussed on luxury vacations and quality family time. Celeste is mother of two young girls.
















By Celeste Tat. Celeste is a Dutch Family Travel Blogger. She is the creator of the Family Experiences Blog, a family travel blog focussed on luxury vacations and quality family time. Celeste is mother of two young girls.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Why a Merinanny?





We have asked one of our long standing, loyal families to give an opinion on the childcare service we provide and what makes them book with us.

“We have been booking Merinannies for the last ten seasons in Meribel, Chamonix and St Anton. Since their t-shirts were pink to purple and black. Every year when we plan our family ski trip in the Alps we ask Katia where she has placed nannies and then we decide where to go.

Here are the main reasons we book with Merinannies year after year:

They are personable and genuine. Katia is always available on the phone to give advice and she replies her emails promptly and thoroughly. She is a mother and an early years teacher so we can share the worries and anxieties.

Unlike other agencies, Merinannies professional nannies are respected and paid well, therefore they are happy and committed to work for Merinannies. Merinannies provide them with good living conditions in resort too, which is not normal for seasonnaires.

All their nannies come checked and referenced and most have worked with this agency for a few years. It is obvious they love what they are doing, and by not being employed by the agency, they have the freedom to enjoy their chosen resort.

They are flexible and understanding, and will go an extra mile to help.

The agency can provide special needs nannies so a parent with such requests can rely on their expertise and enjoy their holiday.

Finally they are the longest standing childcare agency in the Alps and have an excellent guestbook, so why look elsewhere?”

Happy smiles everywhere.


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Thursday, 7 December 2017


MERIBEL. The heart of the Three Valleys.


One of the most popular family ski resorts in the Alps.


As a town, you will never run out of things to do and see. The Olympic Centre alone (situated next to the Chaudanne, the main lift station) packs in activities like bowling, ice-skating and indoor swimming, with a spa & fitness centre also located inside. There are bars, restaurants, and ski shops aplenty in this remarkable town. Buzzing with life and energy, Meribel is an all-rounder when it comes to selecting ski resorts.

The slopes accommodate for skiers of all levels. Within the Meribel valley, there is an ample variety of pistes ranging from Green to Black. Snowparks, olympic slopes, and kids ski zones can all be found here. The ski resort is not only very family-friendly, but is also popular for many youngsters, couples, and retirees.

The Meribel resort is equipped with 53 lifts, 76 runs, and over 150km of piste. The highest peak reaches 2952m, with more than 85% of the resort situated at least 1800m above sea level, making for ideal conditions.

The latest snow reports reveal snow depths of 89cm in the upper part of the resort, with 30cm in the lower part. Forecasts show more snow to come this Friday (+19cm) and Saturday (+16cm), arriving just in time for the Opening Day of Meribel and the Three Valleys Ski Area.

If you are looking to book, or have booked, a family ski holiday to Meribel, it’s never too late to reserve a nanny. Merinannies provide qualified experienced nannies who are first aided and insured for peace of mind.

Call us today on:   +44 (0)7860925055  – or –  Email:   info@merinannies.com

Monday, 4 December 2017

ST ANTON CHILDCARE


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If there is one resort that should be on your bucket list of places to ski, it’s ST ANTON AM ARLBERG. This exuberant Austrian resort is one where the sublime slopes can be enjoyed by families as well as the avid snow shredder. St Anton, one of the 7 ski resorts making up the Arlberg area, is well-known as a lavish, high-spirited town with lots to do in the small area it covers. There are always changes and additions made to the resort, keeping it on its toes with the latest trends and answering to the wants and needs of its visitors, making it the go-to place for many families, couples and other ski enthusiasts.

Snow has already fallen in St Anton, with a dump of 20cm just a few days ago, and more is expected starting this Friday. The latest snow report reveals the upper part of the resort to have a snow depth 125cm, giving the eager skiers a head-start into the season. The Arlberg area contains 305km of pistes and 88 lifts. Today, 161km of piste is open for skiing, along with 50 lifts, which means the ski area is already at an operational level.

Now if you have booked, or are thinking of booking, a ski holiday to St Anton with the family and you want time to experience the vast range of slopes and off-piste powder the resort has to offer, in addition to some of the best après ski bars in the Alps (like the legendary Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh), there is no reason for the kids to hold you back. Our qualified nannies are there to take care of the little ones so you can enjoy the resort from top to bottom.



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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Roxane's move to St Anton !

Roxane has been with us for two seasons in Megeve. She loved her time in this beautiful upmarket village busying herself with childcare and painting, but time has come for the move.

Roxane decided to taste the adventures of a new more lively resort and this season will be based in St Anton in Austria. Already bilingual with English and French it is time to practice some German too.
http://www.merinannies.com/index.php/resorts/st-anton

Roxane is particularly interested in drawing and painting with children, even the very young ones, and often our families comment on how long the children get engaged with enthusiasm in such activities. A lover of nature Roxane also enjoys taking the children out in the snow making snow sculptures.

We can't wait to welcome Roxane in St Anton in December!
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Another exciting return

Anna's return to the Alps brings excitement and new opportunities

Soon will be my second winter season with Merinannies, and I couldn't be more excited!
As an independent educator who loves travelling, being a nanny for Merinannies (and its summer-sister KidsInGreece) has been an incredible work opportunity! I spent last year's festive season in Megeve, a picturesque ski resort in the stunning French Alps, where work and play were perfectly combined! 
What I like most about Merrinannies is that I am treated with care and professionalism, and what they expect in return, is simply the same. Our agent makes sure everything runs smoothly before and during the work period, and I always feel confident and well supported. Exactly what I need in order to be happy and creative around young kids!

This winter season I will be travelling to France and Austria for some new nanny adventures! I can't wait!
Anna


Anna will be available on special request
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07860925055 



Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Looking forward to winter


Jessica's return for winter 17.18 in Meribel

Jessica is a qualified level 7 Early Years Teacher, with a full paediatric first aid and a DBS check.   She has experience working and volunteering with children aged 0-14 over the past 7 years. Jessica especially loves working with babies and young children, and has had sole care of babies overnight for a 24 hour period. She has worked in range of settings from schools, nurseries, outdoor forest schools and two seasons nannying in Meribel. All of this experience has provided Jessica with the ability to adapt to each child's individual needs, providing fun, stimulating and safe activities specifically catered to your child's interests.  
Jessica knows the resort of Méribel well and knows where to find all the fun outdoor activities your child may want to partake in on a ski holiday, such as sledging, snow man building, and hot chocolate trips. She also has a box full of craft on those days when the weather is not permitting. 
Jessica is committed to working to your families needs, keeping your children safe and entertained so you can relax on your ski holiday, knowing your children are happy and cared for.'


We are looking forward to having this gem back!
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