Childcare in Meribel for 2019/2020

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 Olympic Centre. 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 a supervised lunch option from 12 – 2pm

For full details can be found


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 join in here with the same hours as above.


Chalet Hotel Tarentaise Meribel Creche
Childcare in the Hotel Tarentaise


The Chalet Hotel Alba offers a nursery and Snow Club for children aged 3 - 12 years. The classic childcare offers a complete service or you can mix it up. The collection service is where your children will be collected from the Chalet Hotel Alba and taken to and from their lessons. They are then taken for lunch. Afternoon options are available for children in improver classes or above. Children will be collected from their ski lessons, given lunch then will return to the hotel to play for the afternoon before high tea. Families can be flexible and ski together in the afternoons at the end of ski lessons or after lunch. Whatever you decide to do. .


Another good alternative for children aged 5yrs and under is a crèche or private nanny service such as merinannies where the nannies pick your children up in the morning and return them at tea time.  Half day options are available too. 

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: France +33 (0) 616 97 36 01

Par Excellence is a highly professional concierge and hospitality service operating in the Three Valleys resorts of Courchevel and Meribel.  Tel: +33 (0)4 79 41 93 44 


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

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