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CHILDCARE

In our experience, every child’s needs and every parent’s expectations are different. We are loath to get involved with childcare, preferring to leave it to professionals, so we hope that you will speak to whoever may be arranging your childcare, meet the carer and go around the chalet together to satisfy yourself that they can keep your children safe in it. For example, if your child is the adventurous sort who will disappear up the chimney, the carer needs to know that and to be particularly vigilant!

The childcare facilities listed here have been used by YSE guests, but as we haven’t used them ourselves, we cannot give our own personal recommendation.

Due to Covid-19 both t4Nanny and Little Chicks have decided not to operate during Winter 2020-21. We hope to see them back in Val d’Isère next year.

Jelly and Ice-Cream

JELLY AND ICE-CREAM

www.jellyandice-cream.com

email: tina@jellyandice-cream.com

tel: during winter 00 33 679 76 95 95, other times UK 01483 338 601

The Jelly and Ice-Cream office is in the Galerie des Cimes. You pay per nanny, not per child. One nanny can look after up to three children if all are aged over 2, or two children of any age. All nannies are CRB checked, first-aid trained and highly experienced. Nannies are British or English-speaking. Jelly Lunch Club offers lunch and supervision from 12.00 until 14.00, for children finishing ski school at 12.00 or 12.30. They also hire out baby equipment. A week’s hire of a single pushchair is €50. Childcare prices are quoted in sterling and euros on their website – we have used the sterling prices below for easy comparison with other companies.

2020-21 PRICES

1 half day (09.00-13.00 or 13.00-17.00), £117 per nanny (£144 peak weeks)
6 consecutive half days £626 (£810)
1 full 8-hour day £189 (£248)
6 full days £1085 (£1421)

Babysitting, per hour
1-3 children, 19.00-midnight £22, after midnight £24, Christmas & New Year’s Eve £44
4-5 children, 19.00-midnight £24, after midnight £25, Christmas & New Year’s Eve £48

Village des Enfants

VILLAGE DES ENFANTS

www.village-des-enfants.fr

email: contact@village-des-enfants.fr

tel: 00 33 479 40 09 81

Val d’Isère’s skiing crêche and kindergarten is right on the nursery slopes by the Rond Point, where the buses turn. The crêche is for children aged 6-36 months and the kindergarten, for children aged 3-13 years, has brilliant facilities including a lovely play area in the snow for igloo-building and treasure hunts. It is run by one of our directors’ former nanny, Gladys, who makes sure that YSE children are particularly happy. They will also take children to and from ski lessons and look after them for the rest of the day. Open from 10.00 to 18.00 every day except Saturday. The Village des Enfants will not be taking bookings for Winter 2020-21 until the regulations and restrictions concerning Covid-19 are clearer.

2020-21 PRICES

Half day (09.00-12.30) without lunch, €32

Full day (09.00-17.30pm) with lunch, €66.50

6 days with lunch, €345

6 half days (09.00-12.30 or 14.00-17.30) without lunch, €172

My Travelling Nanny

MY TRAVELLING NANNY

www.mytravellingnanny.co.uk

email: info@mytravellingnanny.co.uk

tel: UK number 020 8133 3126

My Travelling Nanny matches you up with a temporary British or English-speaking nanny who travels with you on your holiday. On top of the childcare prices below you pay the cost of the nanny’s holiday, charged as a member of your party by YSE. The nanny must have a day off, or two half-days sometimes, during the week. Clear website.

2020-21 PRICES

1-week packages:

6 hours per day and 3 evenings babysitting, £475

10 hours per day and 4 evenings babysitting, £700

Val d’Isère Tourist Office

VAL D’ISERE TOURIST OFFICE

www.valdisere.com

email: info@valdisere.com

tel: 00 33 479 06 06 60

The tourist office has a list of baby-sitters, though they are not vetted.

YSE Chalet Girls!

Finally, our chalet girls are always impecunious and sensible and can often be persuaded to help, but they have their own work and are rarely experienced with small children. Any such arrangement is entirely the parents’ responsibility.