Childcare in Meribel for 2020/2021

There are plenty of good childcare options for you to choose from for your family ski holiday in Meribel.

ESF Piou Piou Childcare

The ESF day nursery takes children from 18 months to 3 years and is centrally based in the grounds of the Olympic Park at La Chaudanne. The ESF nursery is called Les Saturnins. There are indoor games and arts and crafts to keep them amused. There will of course be outdoor fun and sledging so lots of snow fun.

Morning sessions are 9am to midday

Afternoon sessions are 2pm – 5pm

There is an option of a supervised lunch from 12 – 2pm

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The Piou Piou is also run by the ESF and is a snow covered kindergarten playground with it’s own ski lift, playground characters and merry go rounds. Children aged 3-5yrs can be looked after during the day from 9am to 5pm. An example of what to expect: 

0900 - 0930: Welcome for a morning/day session

0945 - 1130:  Discovery and learning of skiing and snow games. A small snack break is offered

1200: Children return to parents or stay for lunch

1200 - 1400: Supervised lunchtime meals, relaxation and rest

1400 - 1430: Welcome for an afternoon session

1445 - 1645: Discovery and learning of skiing and snow games. A small snack break is offered. 

1645 - 1700: End of activities

Please note that it is necessary for children to have a lift pass. Lift passes are free for under 5 year olds.


The following is a list of private nannies companies

Merinannies:  This company offers a professional private nanny service all over the Alps. They have been operating since 2003 and provide childcare services in the 3 valleys, Megeve, Samoens, St Anton, Lech, Ishgl, Verbier and Chamonix.  email: Tel: UK 07860 925055

Snowbugs: They offer first aid trained and experienced nannies. They offer flexible bookings of 4 - 8 hours a day. All nannies are DBS checked. email Tel: in the UK 07908 748 262 or France +33 (0) 616 97 36 01


Meribel Nanny Services:  This company offers a private nanny and baby sitting service whilst you are on your ski holiday in the Meribel Valley, looking after children from just 12 weeks to 12 years.  Tel: +33(0) 633 521 895 UK +44(0) 750 0159 112

Jelly and Ice Cream: Their nannies and babysitters will come to your chalet, hotel or apartment so that your little ones are in their familiar environment. All staff are fully CRB checked. They can take your children from ski school, prepare meals and oversee meal times. They offer half days, full days or a full week. They also offer an evening babysitting service after 7pm. Tel: 01483 338 601

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