Thursday, 20 December 2012

Snow bliss

The snow keeps falling and all our resorts are looking exquisite.
If you have not booked your January nanny yet we have some great offers, call us today on 07860925055.

Trust the experts for a great family ski adventure

Sunday, 16 December 2012

The snow is here brining festive cheer

With the ski season upon us and such great early conditions we are certainly super excited.
Our Merinannies are in resort now and most have started working and enjoying the snow with the children.
What a wonderful way to spend magical Christmas with children, go sledging, built snowmen and drink hot chocolates.
All our resorts offer family activities to keep everyone happy and busy.
There are so many resorts to pick from and we certainly have put together some great deals for January.
If you have not booked your holiday yet and can’t decide where to go, call us today for inspiration and advice, the opportunities with Merinannies are endless.
We operate in the whole 3 Valleys, Chamonix , Samoens, Morillon, Megeve, St Gervais, Les Contamines,St Anton , Ischgl and Verbier. 

Friday, 30 November 2012

The best gift of Christmas
Give your children the best gift of Christmas with a family holiday in the snow.
With Merinannies you can guarantee fun for everyone, the grown ups ski or apres ski and the children enjoy some serious fun inside or out of the chalet, and you will never forget us!
Book a private nanny today, we operate in Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, St Martin, Chamonix, Megeve, St Gervais, Les Contamines, Samoens, Morillon, St Anton, Ischgl.
Award winning childcare provider for a family ski holiday since 2003

Monday, 26 November 2012


In the beautiful village of Megeve it feels like Christmas lasts a whole season.
Horse-drawn carriages will whisk you around the resort, trotting over the cobblestones of the bustling 18th century village.
You can even ask to be dropped off at a restaurant of your choice such as the famous Flocons De Sel where food becomes art.
With an excellent nanny from you can guarantee some quality time for your family holiday. Book early!

Samoens Fine Dining

Try this

Welcome to LvF Family Cuisine, a family run catering business based in Samoens.
At LvF Family Cuisine we apply professional skills to wholesome home cooking, revealing in every dish our passion for food.
We offer a wide range of catering options ranging from home delivery of our delicious classics to Fine dining dinner parties catered for you by our chef in your chalet.
We pride ourselves on our personal service, offering high quality products but always at competetive prices.
Our professional chef has worked in the industry for 10 years, before running LvF he ran a fine dining 2 rosette restaurant in Sussex. He is surrounded by keen and capable chefs.
For more information on LvF Family Cuisine and the services that we offer please visit our website, or our Facebook page, LvF Family Cuisine.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

To ski or not to ski

To ski or not to ski

Winter is here and the snow has already filled up the mountains creating a strong base for the start of an exciting season ahead.

Undoubtedly we are all dreaming of the moment of hearing the bindings click and off we go.

We are checking the gear, the airlines, the transfer companies, insurance, the best restaurants and of course the apr├Ęs ski bars.

But if you are going out with your family the first thing you should think about is childcare.

If you don’t have this in place you don’t ski. All your dreams can become a disaster.

So if you want to ski carefree, and know that the little people behind you are having the same thrill as you are on the slopes, you need some good quality childcare.

There are many options available in family resorts, but if you want the very best quality childcare you should book early to avoid disappointment.

MERINANNIES was created  in 2003 by a mother who is a keen skier and an early years teacher and we regard ourselves experts in childcare.

We try and test resorts that are loved by adrenaline seekers but are also kind to the rest of the family. So if you are a young couple seeking the night life as well as great skiing, or bringing grandparents who need some peace and quiet, or just going for a relaxing family holiday in the snow, Merinannies will take very good care of your children and make sure you have the fun you deserve.

Merinannies qualified nannies take care of babies from 4 weeks of age to 14 years old.

You can book a day or a whole week, mornings or afternoons, full time or part time or just an evening babysitting.

Activities are planned with respect to age and interests, and there are special needs trained nannies as well as multilingual nannies and skiing expert nannies.

We offer a 10% discount in some weeks if you book before the end of November.

Call today on 07860925055 or 01858 468820



Thursday, 22 November 2012



Merinannies are in the pink this winter. Not only are they celebrating 10 years in business with a new website, extended service and best childcare company award, but they have eyecatching new uniforms including a bright pink polo shirt.

These are nannies who specialise in ensuring the youngest members of the family have a wonderful snowy holiday while parents enjoy their passion for snowsports. Their hours are flexible and they are qualified to look after babies from four months old up to teenagers of 14. 

Mother-of-two Katia Koumantou is the power behind Merinannies and founded the company after her family’s first skiing holiday to Meribel when her children Joshua and Christina were four and five years old.  

“My children inspired the whole thing,” said Katia. “Skiing as a family is great fun, but sometimes it can be hard work too. I became passionate about providing the kind of care I wanted to receive myself. Merinannies are there to ensure everyone gets the most of their holiday – and it’s not about feeling guilty. Our nannies work flexible hours by arrangement so that everyone is happy.”

Nannies are qualified and experienced, many SEN trained and bilingual, CRB and reference checked, first aid qualified and come with a wealth of things for children to do whatever the age and whatever the weather.

Katia personally travels to check and handpick the resorts in which the business operates and this season has added Ischgl in the Austrian Tirol, plus the French resorts of Samoens/Morillon  to her existing resorts of Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Chamonix, Megeve, St Gervais in France and St Anton in Tirol, Austria. 

The Best Childcare Company Award was presented to Katia by SnowVole, a forum for skiers by skiers, earlier this month (November). 

Go to for more details.


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Why choose a Merinanny

I am not alone in wanting to pass my skiing passion to my children, lots of parents do. But when you try to choose the ideal family ski holiday that will keep everyone happy, you have to consider many factors. It’s not as you can pick up the cheapest deal and head off!

 Choosing your chalet company carefully is one thing and your childcare another. And this is where you can’t afford a gamble, especially if you are only having one family ski holiday a season.

Merinannies was created with this in mind, so for the last ( almost) 10 years we have been trying our very best to create a tailor- made, quality and flexible private nanny service for skiing and snow boarding families. We now cover some of the most popular family resorts that we have liked and the children love too. This means we go where good accommodation options are as well as activities to entertain everyone.

This season our nannies are based in Meribel, Courchevel, La Tania, Les Menouires, Val Thorens, Chamonix, Megeve, St Gervais,  Samoens, Morillon, St Anton and Ischgl.  

We select our nannies carefully, they are qualified, experienced, SEN trained and many are multilingual too.  But most importantly they have a warm personality and love children. They can’t wait to be in resort to play with our little clients in the snow, take them out on rides or play in the warmth of their chalet, singing, baking and reading and acting stories. Our nannies meet and greet our families on arrival so they know what the children like and plan an activity menu for everyone.

So if you’re heading off to chillier climes this winter with the little ones and hoping for some much needed adult time, Merinannies is on hand to ensure everyone gets the most out of their holiday.

Children are welcome from 4 weeks to 14 years of age on either a full or part time basis during daytime or evening hours depending on your personal needs.

 Ratios are age based to ensure maximum care for your little ones: one nanny for two children under 2 years of age, one nanny for three children over 3 years of age and one nanny for four children over the age of 4.

We offer care for a few hours, day/s or whole week as well as seasonal placements.

For more information on our service and nannies please visit our website where you can see some real life photos of activities and find a booking form too.

Hope to see you this winter


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Best childcare organisation for skiers and boarders 2012
We currently operate in the 3 Valleys, Chamonix, Megeve, Samoens, ST Anton and Ischgl.

Book your MERINANNY now!

Megeve is a child's paradise with 5 sledging areas, an outdoor ice rink from 2 to 6 years, a freestyle air bag jump open throughout the season, treasure hunts, story time at the baby readers corner for children under 3 years, ice hockey for...
all the family , sleighride and of course the famous family slalom. MEGEVE NANNIES are there to take your children out and join in the fun and you can pick one from our website/nannies or ask as we have many more new additions.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Snow awards for best childcare provider

Ski and snowboard show London 2012 presented us with the 2012 award for the BEST childcare provision for skiers.

Big thanks to everyone who voted for us and our excellent nannies for their continuous hard work.

Friday, 2 November 2012


Check out our nanny page to meet some of our wonderful nannies in the 3 VALLEYS, CHAMONIX, MEGEVE, ST ANTON, SAMOENS AND ISCHGL.

We do  have many more in our books!
0044 7860925055
0044 1858468820

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Book your Chamonix-Nannies now for the BEST childcare in the highest resort in the Alps. For PEACE of mind!
Here is what Merinannies get up to with older children...
endless fun with ice cube scavenger hunt, footprint tag, light snow fires, winter wildlife detectives, making delish snow ice-cream and more! If you have not booked your private nanny yet, you must hurry we are getting very busy now!!!


SAMOENS is about as unspoilt as you can get which makes it perfect for young familes and the "grey euro". Book a SAMOENS MERINANNY now for a truly memorable holiday with the kids in mind.

Sunday, 28 October 2012


ST ANTON am ARLBERG official opening day November the 30th, skiers can test the latest gear for three days.
You have the powder we have the power. With the best childcare team your kids will have as much fun as you. Book your ST ANTON NANNY now so you can ski.

Friday, 19 October 2012

The 11th Ischgl Krampus run – complete with the traditional, frightening wooden masks – will take place this year on 5th December in Ischgl and will once again provide a spectacle for young and old alike.

Around 50 Krampusses will trek th...
rough the village at 9:00 p.m. – to the Silvrettabahn car park - and hold a mystical show there.

Afterwards these frightening companions to St. Nicholas will meet up in the village again - so keep your wits about you!
See more
The village resort of Samoens bears the "Famille Plus" label, a guarantee of a high quality welcome for families with children of all ages. Young ones can develop their skiing in a fun and safe environment, older kids can test their nerve on snowboards...consult our events calendar for festivals and entertainment being held during your stay.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

We are very excited to see the snow in the Alps this week, and as temperatures are dropping in the UK, we can't but think of the snow season ahead. If you would like some inspiration for your childcare plans Merinannies have lots to offer, and great nannies too! book early to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Some facts about Merinannies

MERINANNIES....where childcare goes beyond just being a job.

Trust the experts for an unforgettable holiday in CHAMONIX, MEGEVE, SAMOENS, MERIBEL, COURCHEVEL, ST ANTON, ISCHGL.
We have been very busy planning activities for our little treasures on the snow and in the chalet.
We can't wait to spend Christmas with babies again!

Monday, 15 October 2012

New website and resorts for 2012.13

Brand new website and more new resorts introduced to mark 10th birthday celebrations for Merinannies
For the last ten years Merinannies have been providing professional childcare services in some of the top ski resorts in the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps. To mark this special anniversary, Merinannies have decided to launch a brand new website and expand their resort portfolio to include French resorts Samoens, Morillon and Les Carroz in Le Grand Massif ski region and Ischgl in Austria.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Ski companies offer bespoke service no matter of the cost. But when it comes to family, you can only rely on an equally luxurious childcare service. MERINANNIES offer a unique private nanny service paying attention to the finest detail, and you get more than what you pay for! This is why our nannies are like golden dust...

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A message from a client..

 "I first used a Merinanny back in 2003 when my youngest child was too young to ski...this was almost 10 years ago and this season they will be celebrating their 10th birthday. I can see why they have been so successful (going from 3 nannies in one resort to 54 across five resorts in that time) when I recall how brilliant the service was then and combine this with the founder’s tenacity and work ethic. She has always aimed at providing the best childcare in the Alps and I remember my elder kids preferring to stay with the nanny that come out skiing with us!" 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Summer has been a delight with our new  Kids In Greece  nannies in  Corfu, Crete and Rhodes  for our second season.

As the days are getting shorter and school holidays coming to an end we are beginning to get excited about the snow season.

For our 10th anniversary we will be opening two new resorts this winter, so worth looking out!

Our team in the 3 Valleys has now expanded and we cover  Val Thorens  and St Martin De Belleville as well as Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania.

Our Austrian and Swiss teams are consisting of quality nannies who are bilingual , multilingual and with ski instructing skills for children.

Our rates remain the same, as competitive as ever, and the quality of care speaks for itself through our testimonials.

We hope to hear from all of you soon and work together for a successful new season .

Katia Koumantou

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Our peak weeks are filling up for the coming winter so if you are planning a ski holiday it is worth making an enquiry now.
We cover the 3 Valleys, Chamonix, Megeve, Verbier and St Anton with Samoens as a new addition.
0044 7860925055

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Why choose a Merinanny

EXPERTISE  established in 2003 have gained the finest childcare provider  reputation in the Alps.
QUALITY SERVICE first class childcare, qualified and experienced nannies , resort trained, multilingual and local nannies
HAND PICKED excellent, screened nannies in the most popular Alpine resorts 
RESORT KNOWLEDGE for personal advice on where to ski with the family in mind
RELIABLE large team of loyal returning nannies who love working with children and will go a mile further to make sure the family has a memorable ski holiday
PERSONAL  ADVICE and FLEXIBILITY to suit any family, created by a mother who is an expert in early years education
PROFESSIONAL and RESPECTED have built up a loyal clientele who follow us in our resorts year after year with excellent feedback
PASSION in childcare for a truly memorable ski experience with the family

Sunday, 15 July 2012

The birthplace of western civilisation GREECE is as popular as ever due to its sizzling climate, amazing beaches and fascinating historical sites. The Emerald of the Ionian , CORFU, with pine covered mountains, gorgeous sandy beaches and exquisite hide away villas promises an elegant stay, whereas swanky RHODES and CRETE are renowned for their swishest hotels, turquoise waters and intriguing landscape. There is an Island for everyone and with some hot late offers and the exchange rates this is a choice not to be missed ! I am packing my bags and my kids and the NANNY is waiting there and I TRUST she is fab! I don't have to think about sun tan lotions, boat trips, water parks or cultural evenings, she organised the lot and the champagne is in the fridge. AND while she can speak three languages she can be everyone's best friend!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

5 reasons why you should have a holiday nanny:

1.Children want to enjoy themselves on holiday so a nanny with local knowledge will plan outdoor activities to create a lasting memory for their holidays.
2.Leave the humdrum behind and enjoy quality time for the two of you
3.You can't juggle the kids and your dream vacation at the same time
4.Exploring the world with a bilingual nanny makes the experience magical for the children, takes the intimidation away and helps them improve their foreign language skills.
5.Finding the right nanny with qualifications, experience, reference checks and local knowledge, who is ready  to work hard is often a make sure the hard work is done for you.

Friday, 6 July 2012

More nannies!

It might be summer but there is still loads going on in Chamonix and Megeve! 

If you're planning a summer trip to the Alps please remember to book your nanny in plenty of time. We are struggling to keep up with demand at the moment so book early to avoid disappointment.

Want to be a nanny? We are looking for more urgently! Please get in touch.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Our sister company Kids In Greece have been very busy today with new requests in Corfu, Rhodes and least the sun is shining somewhere...

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

We've been nominated for Best Childcare Organisation 2012!

We're absolutely thrilled to be nominated for Best Childcare Organisation in the SnowVole 2012 awards!

Obviously we are delighted to have been nominated, but we'd be even happier if we won! If you have a spare couple of minutes, please visit to vote for us. You have to register, but it is very quick and you will be doing us a huge favour!

Thanks to all of our nannies and everyone else we work with for helping us receive this nomination - we couldn't have done it without you.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Greece still gets the vote!

Visitors to Greek Islands are delighted to find island life unchanged.

The Greeks are as hospitable as ever, and even in a time of crisis they keep smiling and wanting to do the best for their tourists.

For a memorable family holiday Kids in Greece add an extra unique nanny service in Corfu, Crete and Rhodes and other islands consisting of excellent local qualified nannies on your door step. No travelling nanny, no extra cost, no hassle.

Flexible hours, babies from 4 weeks, multilingual, activities planned, days out, local knowledge, evening babysitting, shopping and more.

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0044 1858468820

Keep up to date

Even though it's summer we don't stop working!

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Sunday, 17 June 2012

More nannies needed in Megeve and Chamonix areas to work this summer and next winter with Merinannies, speaking other languages advantage.
email us asap
KIDS IN GREECE and MERISUNNANNIES have established their new teams in Corfu , Crete and Rhodes and offer only the best of the best qualified nannies and animators, english, german and russian speaking girls who love working with children in the sun.
Feedback from our first families has been excellent.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Jobs available for the summer season

BIG THANKS to all our dedicated nannies who made this winter a success.
We have had great feedback from our families thanks to Merinannies' hard work.

Our summer nannies are getting ready to go so check our destinations with Merisunnannies.

Friday, 9 March 2012

The snow was falling yesterday the 3 Valleys covered beautifully day to go and Merinannies will hit the slopes tomorrow, well deserved rest and play in the sun!

Our Megeve-Nannies and Chamonix Nannies are very busy the coming weeks too and St Anton Nannies are looking forward to a day off! What a season...!
we had a wonderful holiday and were really pleased with the service we received from yourself and especially Klara.  My daughter warmed to her straightaway and had so much fun and I felt completely confident leaving Willow in her care.  Klara was very helpful, we were with a large party and things could be a bit hectic at times but Klara was never fazed and ensured that Willow was entertained and happy.  If we are able to make it to meribel next year we would definitely want to book Klara again if she was available and would recommend your services to any friends that were thinking of taking young children away with them.
Cherry W.
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Thursday, 1 March 2012


Thank you we had an amazing holiday.
I wanted to let you know that Klara was excellent, she built a rapport immediately with Lily. They spent most of the day together and Klara kept her well entertained. I have a huge noticeboard full of all the wonderful things Lily made with Klara. She was a credit to your company.
Booking process was easy and swift. I went with you because you were the first to respond and when you are holding flights and accommodation you need a swift response! I have already recommended your company to several of my friends and if we need a nanny next year, I wouldn't hesitate to use your company again.
Kind regards
Emma McPhee
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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Megeve-Nannies 12

Many thanks for providing Louise  for our Saint Gervais trip  in January to look after my youngest two girls Dorothy and Posy. I had a fantastic break, and I honestly thought the whole service provided from Merinannies was superb - and we couldn't have asked for a better Nanny! Louise was really lovely, and took great care of the girls.  She made sure they had a wonderful holiday and was ever so thoughtful, giving them lots of lovely adventures and new experiences.

Harriet Taylor
Hi Katia,
we had a very successful week in Flumet with Julia.
She was very professional, intelligent and good with the children and was in good time each day. My two year old was in a contrary mood for most of the week but she coped very well with him. I would definitely book her again.
Thank you for your service, it made a big difference to our holiday. We will be in touch again next year.
Kind regards,
Kate ( Flumet)
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What a great start with our new team in Grand Massif!

 Noah (10 months) had a superb week with Mae. He really enjoyed her company and had enormous fun with her. I felt that she was resourceful, given the fairly cramped conditions of a ski chalet, finding simple activities that Noah would enjoy within the confines of the apartment. In addition, she had noticed that there was a playroom downstairs in the hotel so she took Noah there for a change of scenery, as well as on walks around the hotel, by the pool, and also outside. She kept him well stimulated and looked after and I hope we can continue it at home! I found Mae to be personable, easy to get along with, easy - going but at the same time alert.
If all your nannies are like Mae, then of course I would be happy to use Merinannies again, and on the basis of this experience I would certainly recommend your service.
Thank you very much,
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Megeve Nannies are highly recommended in the area by the most desirable hotels and chalets.
Our nannies can speak English, French, German and Russian and are all qualified and experienced.
This season our professional nanny service covers Megeve, Combloux, St Gervais and Contamines, a great hit, fantastic snow amongst trees, majestic Mont- Blanc views, excellent ski schools and bistronomic restaurants, lots of activities for everyone including the grandparents, upmarket apres bars, dazzling designer shops and a village scene to fall in love with.
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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Katia, thank you very much for finding Klara for Georgina. She was, to be frank, an absolutely amazing nanny to Georgina

Nicole was fantastic and Amy got on with her very well.  She was prompt in the mornings which let us get on with our days out on the slopes.

Very happy with all aspects of the service, very professional and efficient in organising it, and Rosanne was excellent - 100 percent reliable and the kids loved her. Thank you very much.

 Hayley has been fabulous all week. The kids love her and she's been looking after them really well.
 It has made the week much easier for us knowing that our youngest two are having fun and enjoying being here.
 St Anton is a great resort and I would definitely come back here.

I just wanted to let you know that we were thrilled with Yvonne.
She was an extremely nice person who was calm & very experienced in dealing with little ones & had lots of clever ideas for amusing our daughter who had a great holiday.
Thank you for arranging it & look forward to using your co. again.    
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We now offer nanny services in the GRAND MASSIF area, SAMOENS and FLAINE.
Samoens and Flaine are family popular resorts with good snow record