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

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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