Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Spotlight on Meribel

The last few weeks have been full on with phone calls and of course great snow.
It is thrilling to receive so many calls from happy families with comments like....

"I just wanted to tell you that the nanny you provided this week has been outstanding....!"

" We have never had a nanny like this, she exceeded our expectations..!"

"For the third season your nannies has been fantastic...wherever we have been your childcare services have been brilliant ...we couldn't recommend Merinannies more highly!

At Merinannies we source only the best!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Sunny days and happy families

And the word goes around....
"Meet Katia....
Katia runs Merinannies which is the amazing nanny service I was telling you about. Not only do they provide excellent nannies in the high end ski resorts but many popular summer destinations too. I think they are a service all mothers should know about!" 

Meet our excellent nannies...

"Yet again a lovely nanny this year: very responsible and caring for our little baby and also great with the older children. She has a good feel for when they need activity and when they need some down time. A true professional and a pleasant person to have around; I was impressed how she handled the three of them together! At some point Daniel didn’t even want to go skiing because he wanted to stay with her..."

 "It is great to have such a reliable address for quality nannies; it enables us to enjoy skiing ourselves, because we know that our children are having a good time as well.
Best regards and I’ll be in touch next year!"                  

"She was everything we imagined a good nanny could be. Punctual, flexible and reliable which is always important, but also able to build rapport and trust for the kids. She exceeded our expectations in every way." 
3 Valleys, Chamonix, Samoens, Megeve, La Clusaz, St Anton, Ischgl, Davos and Greece


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Its holiday time!

Half term is perfect time to ski with the family but if you have not been lucky to get away, you still can!
There is plenty of excellent snow on every resort we cover in France and Austria , and we still have some nannies available in March and the Easter break.
Nannies have been busy with making and baking , arts and crafts and kids kept happy.

Now is also the time to plan your summer break, the daffodils are out and our minds start wandering off on emerald beaches...
Kids In Greece provide excellent childcare in the most beautiful Greek Islands, so check the site and give us a call.
0044 7860925055

Monday, 10 February 2014


Merinannies was created in 2003 in Meribel by Katia Koumantou an early years specialist and  keen skier.
Been a mother of two young children she would only hit the slopes leaving her precious in safe and caring hands.
Since then, the creation of this private nanny service gave parents and children the care they deserve for an unforgettable winter holiday.
Merinannies consists of qualified nannies who are police and reference checked, first aided and many with speacial needs and multilingual skills too.
They cater for babies from 4 weeks to 14 years and they are flexible to the needs of each family offering part time or full time care.
They now cover many of the best ski resorts in the Alps where parents and grandparents alike can fully enjoy their winter holiday.
Apart from Meribel, Merinannies’ services are also offered in Chamonix, Courchevel, Davos, Megeve, Samoens/Flaine, St. Anton, Ischgl, La Clusaz, and Le Grand Bornand.
Their team is carefully selected for the genuine love and enthusiasm for childcare and their families return year after year.
This is what client companies say about the service:
If you’re a family coming to ski in the Alps and you have children, it could be difficult to keep them happy all the time and still make the most of what any resort has to offer. Luckily, Merinannies are here to provide an excellent first class childcare service that can be tailored to your specific requirements, so the young ones will be kept entertained and safe while you really challenge yourself on the slopes or enjoy the resort’s apres ski and activities. They have a large team of professional, qualified nannies who love spending time with children and can keep them happy with a range of activities, from snowman building outside to cooking and singing songs in the chalet. They’ve built up a reputation for having a warm and caring manner over the course of their 10 years’ experience in the industry, and you will immediately be put at ease when you meet them. They will look after kids from 4 weeks old to 14 years, and offer part time and full time care.

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Sunday, 9 February 2014

First class skiing with St Anton Classic

A refreshing change to tuition...

Last week I was very lucky to experience a day’s tuition by St Anton Classic ski school
This taster session was proved to be a true breakthrough on my technique.
My instructor was incredibly helpful, friendly and focused on helping me to be a better skier. Nothing was too much trouble, efficient and keen to tailor to my needs. Brilliant! I've been having lessons with many ski schools for years, but this time I felt that I have learnt something new.
Quality tuition makes a refreshing change and combined with a skilfully humorous delivery made the day a great success. Hope to get more out of this superb school and try their famous powder days without fear.
What makes the school different is their authenticity and long standing local expertise.
These guys know the mountain well and they can take you to the best snow conditions in the entire Arlberg area, quiet slopes and the best restaurant huts.
They teach adults or children and you can receive a one to one tuition or in a small family and friends group.
For more questions click on their link above or call me...
0044 7860925055

Friday, 7 February 2014

Love's in the air

The snow is falling in the Alps and the conditions are superb!
With half term and Valentines Day around the corner we get the need to express our love for craftwork with the children: Our nannies have been shopping for more glue, sequins, paints and glitter they are fully prepared to get messy and creative.

The BMW Megève Winter Golf Cup 2014 is coming to Megeve a great social opportunity to be surrounded by the beauty of Mont-d Arbois with the stunning view and superb restaurants will be an ideal day out for the family Golf du Mont-d'Arbois , Friday 14 February 2014.
The Ski Show in St Anton runs every Wednesday night from 8pm and Thursday night is an après-ski night not be missed.

Most of our weeks in March and April are now booked but we still have the occasional little gap in some of our smaller resorts.

Don't wait, this is the time to book for your Easter holiday with the family and your children will have the most memorable bunny surprise of all.

Happy Valentines from all our wonderful nannies and myself.