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'Tis the season to be jolly!

What the press says about us...
merinannies.comWe love to hear good things said about us, something we strive for on a daily basis. So we thought we would share the latest review with you.

The Family Traveller website has this to say about us “A flexible approach to alpine childcare- first rate childcare specially tailored to your holiday needs” follow the link to read the rest of the review:
The London based magazine Angels and Urchins also has good things to say about us. "Editor Annie was caught in a familiar conundrum with five-year-old twins not wanting to ski for more than a couple of hours a day. She booked a nanny through Merinannies. They pulled the rabbit out of the bag a lovely, kind, responsible nanny. Nothing was too much trouble. She even got the twins out of bed on the last few days as their tiredness began to show."
dec13 1 2Let Merinannies add some extra sparkle to your Christmas break
We have some tempting offers for you to make the most of your holiday and help to make it a little more special. Due to demand we have taken on more nannies this year, so make the most of our expanding portfolio by taking a 10% discount on the following dates for full time bookings and 5% for part time.

Samoens- week from 21st December

Megeve, Samoens, St Anton and Lech- week 11th January and week 18th January.


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We are honoured to offer the quality of Nannies that are in our portfolio, all are CRB (police) checked, first aid trained, speak fluent English and other languages, come highly recommended from previous employers with glowing references and qualifications a plenty. In each of our resorts we are proud to offer Nannies to cater for children who have learning difficulties and disabilities, with specialisms from SEN training to Makaton, so everyone can enjoy their time in the snow.

Take a look at some of our Nannies on file:

dec13 1 4Warm regards
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How we stand out


Famille Plus Montagne is a national label awarded to tourist destinations offering services tailored to families with children. They promise to offer, a personal welcome to families with children, entertainment that is suitable for all ages, special offer tariffs for children and older people, activities for young and old to enjoy together or separately, all essential shops and services on hand and most importantly, high quality childcare by professional staff.

Le Grand Bornand offers a Kids Spa where children aged between 6 and 12 years old can experience the a little pampering, just like their parents.

Fun treatments are on offer: "Sandman" (massage), "Chocolate wrap" "1,2,3 Sun" (mother-daughter manicure), "Softly, Softly" (soft sugar scrub), and "Twinkling Star"(facial). Prices start at 30€ for 30 mins. There's also a treatment specially for teenagers (€45) and an introdution to applying natural makeup at €35 for 45 minutes.

The products used are excellent for young skins.

Here at Merinannies we cover most of the resorts that have been awarded this certification as well as the pampering packages.

Planning your trip
This can be stressful. “Don't forget to take this”.... “Do I need to take that?” Here are a few pointers to help take those stresses away.

Choosing the correct ski school can be the make or break of your holiday, so make sure you choose carefully. Take a look at it takes you step by step through choosing the correct ski instructor/school and we have links on our website too. Our nannies will also keep your children practising after the ski lesson (if required),or come up on the mountain to ski with you.


that are close to theairports are ideal when travelling with children, with as little as a 1 hour transfer to Samoens, Les Carroz, Morillon, La Clusaz, Grand Bournand, Megeve, St Gervais, Contamines and Chamonix from Geneva this can add to the adventure of the holiday rather than a stressful necessity. Also Ischgl and St Anton are only 55 minutes by train from Innsbruck, so worth considering.



is also another stress that can be avoided if prepared correctly, cold children equal grumpy children! In our experience mittens are better than gloves, they are easier to put on quickly and fingers can keep warm together. Goggles keep out the harmful UV rays from the sun and form a snow proof seal around their eyes. It is advisable to pack sunglasses if you are planning to eat outside at lunch. Sun cream is also essential, as even on cloudy days you are at risk of being burnt. Ski socks should be long, reaching the children's knees if possible, so they are at less risk of slipping down and causing blisters. Lastly, snow boots, great for keeping little toes warm so they can play out in the snow as long as possible, very comfy to travel in too, avoiding taking space up in the luggage.



Party time
We like to be able to tailor our service to each family,
celebrating your child's birthday or Christmas can be made a special occasion even away from home. Don't forget to contact us with special requests ranging from shopping to present/parcel delivery as a surprise for the children.


Our nannies like to play party games and can arrange a small party in the comfort of your chalet or accommodation, providing the children with fun games and crafts. Snowman scramble is a great indoor game and snow graffiti is popular for outdoors.





Children are like snowflakes, no two are ever the same...

Looking forward to seeing you soon
Warmest regards
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Nov & Ski Show News



The London Ski and Snowboard show celebrated 40 years this week with fine wine, indoor ski slope, ice ring, ski lessons, expert advice, shops and music. It’s not every day you get the opportunity to meet and stroke some huskies and some lovely St Bernards, but as a visitor you could do that too.
The kids were really entertained trying curling on the Monarch Curling Lanes where they were advertising free ski carriage if you book your flights early. There were one day free lift passes from a variety of resorts too including the 3 Valleys and St Anton in Austria. 


Little Skiers stand was a delight with some excellent child friendly bits and we managed to get lots of copies of “Monty goes Skiing” by Richard Liddle. Our Merinannies will love to share this beautiful story with all our little clients of any age.

The gossip…
Editor of Angels and Urchins Annie Reid went skiing last winter in Courchevel and used our services.
”Merinannies pulled the rabbit out of the bag with a lovely, kind and responsible nanny. Nothing was too much trouble. She even got the twins out of bed on the last few days as their tiredness began to show…”

What's new?

Our recruitment is now complete for this winter although we still get new additions as we go along. You can view most (but not all) of our wonderful nannies here

Our nannies have been selected for their genuine interest and experiences in childcare, their warm personalities, and for their love of the snow and life on the mountains.


And finally…
We cover some of the world’s best ski resorts with fine and flexible childcare.
Sunny slopes, soft powder, long lazy lunches, perfect peaks, party scene, shopping, gastronomy, the lot! From the worlds’ biggest ski area of the 3 Valleys to some smaller and family focused places like La Clusaz and Grand Bornand, Morrillon, Les Carroz and Samoens..


What’s next?
- Pick a family friendly resort with a good ski school
- Book your childcare with Merinannies for peace of mind and fun for the kids
- Choose your accommodation independently, catered or not
- Book your flights and go!

And for families with teenage children and young parents who like to rave on the snow we cover some excellent resorts like Ischgl and St Anton too!

Looking forward to seeing you soon
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Almost time to embrace the winter!


I love winter.  If you, like me, enjoy the adrenalin rush that comes with the thrill and excitement of winter sports you will be spending the latter part of autumn looking forward to the first snowfall!

The undercurrent of excitement is beginning to bubble as I picture the beautiful landscapes of the Alps; crisp mountain air, azure skies, mountains blanketed with snow - deep, crisp and even. I look forward to seeing old ski-buddies and meeting new, both on and off the piste and taking my skiing ability to another level.  I can’t wait................


We have been very busy this half term!
We are delighted to see our clients returning to us year after year and we receive calls for advice on family friendly resorts.


“I particularly liked the way you guided me through your resorts and gave me so much information about our options on where to ski this winter with the family. Being a new parent and coming out with the whole family, small and big and the grandparents too, it felt daunting, we have to please everyone. Your chat gave me the confidence and inspiration to go for it, the next minute I filled in the booking form and the chalet!”

There is always a place for everyone, new and trendy, rustic and cosy, the party scene, the gastronomy, the picturesque, the adrenaline seeker. We love all our ski resorts, this is why we chose to have our nannies there!



Peak weeks are almost booked up but we have some great weeks still remainingand some discounts too– check out our beautiful resortsand list of companies offering a fantastic range of accommodation before completing the booking page.

We look forward to welcome both returning and new families for fun and adventure with some leisurely down time too.  
Whatever destination you and your family choose for your skiing holiday this winter, I wish you a magical time!


Looking forward to seeing you soon
Warmest regards
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Isn’t Autumn beautiful!

Iautumn1 went cycling along the canal with my kids this weekend and it was a treat for the senses.

With the trees a blaze of oranges, golds and browns, the crackling through the carpet of leaves, the smell of dampened earth , the beautiful sunshine...all that with the burning scents of log fires from the canal boats reminded me the times when the kids were small and had to organise the half term more of that. Now this smell of burning wood brings the excitement of snow scenes and the ski season ahead.

We are not wishing Autumn away, but with a first glimpse of snow on top of Mont Blanc last week, for us here winter feels just round the corner!

What is new

After a recent trip to France our accommodation in all our resorts in now sorted and our teams organised.

autumn2We are blessed to have sourced some excellent qualified nannies and teachers who will be scattered around the Alps in our popular resorts to help families have a hassle free holiday and the kids a memorable time too!

New resorts for the season
Our largest team is in the 3 Valleys, Chamonix and St Anton and last year we added Samoens, Megeve and Morillon.

Due to demand for this season we have added nannies in La Clusaz and Grand Bornand, two lovely French resorts close to Geneva with skiing for all the family, also Davos/Klosters in Switzerland. Worth checking these before you book, information is also found on our website resorts page too.

autumn4Final tip
When it comes to ski holidays with kids we need to act smart, booking your nanny before your chalet is what we strongly recommend. I have learnt to ski because I was able to leave my very young children in my nannies' capable hands some seasons ago.

Looking forward to seeing you soon

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