What is In-Chalet Childcare?

Our optional À La Carte Childcare is provided in the comfort of your own chalet 6 days a week by our childcare staff and private nannies. There is no need for a snowy walk or bus ride to a centralised crèche; our team create a welcoming ‘home away from home’ atmosphere the whole family will love.

  • Our childcare services take place in the ski chalet you stay in, not a large impersonal crèche.
  • Our childcare options are flexible and designed for skiing families, allowing you to book what most suits you and your children.
  • Our professional carers are a mix of qualified nannies, teachers and nurses supported by experienced assistants. All are recruited by us in the UK.
  • All of our childcare professionals are enhanced CRB (now DBS) and reference checked and hold a first aid qualification.
  • Ratios follow OFSTED recommendations for day care.

We offer flexible in-chalet childcare options for families, provided by our professional team to ensure you enjoy complete peace of mind from when you leave the chalet after breakfast to when you return from an exhilarating day on the slopes. Family ski holidays with children has never been so easy!

Your in-chalet childcare options

Family Ski Holidays Marmots


In-chalet childcare
4m – 4 years
9am – 5pm
Six days a week

Safe stimulating fun in and around your ski chalet with our team of caring, qualified chalet nannies and carers.  Includes supervised lunch and all activities. To find out more about what is on offer for our youngest guests visit the Babies and Toddlers section of our website.

£399 per child per week

Family Ski Holidays Childcare Team


Group ski lessons 
3 – 12 years 
9am – 12:30pm
Six days a week

Suitable for all abilities (English speaking). We get children ready for ski lessons, take them to and from the ski meeting points and liaise with our ski school partners. Lessons are typically 2hrs 45 minutes long but times, days and durations do vary by resort and age group. See resort pages for more info.

£269 per child per week

Afternoon Ski holiday child club

Afternoon Club

Action-packed sessions
3 – 12 years
12:30pm – 5pm
Six days a week

Plenty of outdoor play and snow activities, including a supervised hunt for Monty the Marmot, tobogganing, arts and crafts and much, much more. This option includes supervised lunch. A great option for children booked in to Mountain Marmots in the morning.

£269 per child per week

Ski Holiday Supervised lunch


In-chalet childcare 
3 – 12 years
12:30pm – 2pm
Six days a week

As part of our in-chalet childcare options we offer a supervised lunch in your chalet. This option is already included within the Mini Marmots and Monty’s Afternoon Club ski childcare packages. Supervised lunch is a popular option for families booking Mountain Marmots in the morning but keen to spend time with the children in the afternoon.

£119 per child per week

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What guests say about Ski Famille childcare – all in your own chalet

“Our childcare team were OUTSTANDING and the holiday was the success it was, because of them. They took their role very seriously, which gave us the confidence in their abilities and care, but they did it with such passion, fun and dedication. They strove to ensure the kids had an amazing holiday and it was so much more than childcare.” Pardanyi Family

“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

“Overall our holiday was great and we will definitely travel with Ski Famille 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

Monty’s Pyjama Patrol

Exclusive to guests staying in Select Chalet Nicole in Plagne 1800.

Baby / Child listening service from 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm 6 evenings a week. Enjoy your evening meal safe in the knowledge that one of our team is on duty keeping eyes and ears open for small people who should be tucked up in bed!

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

Our ski chalet childcare team

Our in-chalet childcare is provided by our own team of dedicated, professional and enthusiastic childcare staff and is available within all our catered ski chalets in France

All of our childcare staff have a genuine enthusiasm for helping children of all ages make the most of their time in the mountains.

Our service is not about “child minding”; we want to create a stimulating and fun environment that is remembered long after you have left the mountains.

Family Ski Holidays Childcare Team

Childcare Activities & Ski School

Activities provided as part our À La Carte Childcare vary depending on the age of a particular child. However, children of all ages play outside whenever possible. This could mean anything from gentle strolls in a buggy to snowman competitions, Marmot hunts in the woods and the now famous Ski Famille Winter Olympics.

Our childcare team plan activities for each day but always welcome input from children and parents. Understandably the weather may alter plans but you’ll get a run down of what actually happened at the end of each day.

Ski School lessons are provided as part of our Mountain Marmot morning childcare. Instructors all speak English and we can provide tuition for all ages (3 up) and levels.

Ski Holidays with Babies & Toddlers

Travelling with young children can seem a daunting prospect, but we work hard to ensure your holiday is hassle free from start to end.

Around a third of the children staying with us are three or under. Accordingly we go to great lengths to ensure that our youngest guests (and their parents!) have access to all of the facilities they need and that our À La Carte Childcare provides safe, fun and stimulating activities for all.

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