‘In-chalet childcare’… if you’ve been on our website, subscribe to our emails or follow us on social media, you will have seen us use this phrase countless times. But what exactly is it and why do we think it’s so great?
Here at Ski Famille we firmly believe that (as well as our fantastic family chalets in great slope-side locations in the best resorts in the French Alps!), our in-chalet childcare is what truly sets us apart from other family ski tour operators.
What is it?
Our childcare is provided in the chalet you stay in; there is no snowy trudge to a centralised creche every morning. This unique approach creates a relaxed home-from-home atmosphere that puts both parents and children immediately at ease.
Each of our chalets has its own playroom and our nannies and childcarers come to you each morning ready to provide an action packed day of fun. Our childcare service also has ski school options for children aged 3 and over, Our nannies will take your children to their lessons each morning and bring them back to the chalet at the end.
For children booked into afternoon care, ‘Montys Afternoon Club’ offers a fun-packed schedule of activities including plenty of outdoor play.
Who provides the childcare?
Our childcare team are recruited in the UK by our senior managers and will ensure your children have a truly memorable holiday. Our recruitment process is thorough and we don’t ever do group interviews. All of our nannies are fully qualified and are supported by childcarers with a wealth of experience in professional childcare environments. Every single member of our staff is enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) checked, reference checked and all childcarers are first aid trained.
What kind of activities do the children do?
We work hard to provide a varied selection of age-appropriate activities for the children in our childcare. Children get out and about in resort as much as possible, with ice skating, snowman building and treasure hunts being firm favourites amongst past guests. Indoor activities include arts & crafts, face painting and sensory play. Our afternoon care also includes a supervised lunch (again in the chalet you’re staying in), providing hot, tasty and filling meals that will keep everyone going until tea!
What sets this service apart from other tour-operator childcare?
Whilst a number of ski companies offer childcare, providing childcare based in the property you stay in, whichever chalet you book, is unique to Ski Famille. As a parent you are free to enjoy breakfast and that extra cup of coffee before heading straight out to the slopes; there’s no need to take your children to nursery en-route! Being a smaller company also allows us to pick and choose the best childcarers and nannies meaning the quality of your child’s care is never compromised.
What have past guests said about the childcare?
We think our childcare is the best there is, but don’t just take it from us, here are just some of the lovely things past guests have said about the service we provide:
“Overall our holiday was great and we will definitely travel with yourselves again, the childcare made it so worthwhile, it really was our most relaxing holiday since having children. I have recommended you to our friends already.” Proctor Family – Chalet Delphine
“For a complete holiday with the peace of mind that your children are safe and having as much fun as you are, we think Ski Famille offers great value for money.”
Barrington Family – Chalet Le Marjorie
“This is the 3rd year with Ski Famille and yet again the childcare was faultless. The team were very cheerful, instantly bonded with the children and made their week very enjoyable and ours stress free!” – Williams Family – Chalet Katie 2
“We returned to Ski Famille for a second holiday this season because the childcare was so good, it was wonderful to see the same nannies and they were exceptional yet again.”
Evans Family – Chalet Grand Mouflon
“The afternoon childcare was the real highlight of the holiday for our girls. They loved the nannies and can’t wait till our next holiday with Ski Famille!”
Baines Family – Chalet Katie 1