• 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.

t4 Nanny



email: mail@t4nanny.com

tel: +44 (0)7468588605

Nannies are British or English-speaking. t4 Nanny charge per nanny rather than per child, in sterling. We can check availability of t4 nannies when you book your holiday. YSE guests receive a 10% discount by quoting the discount code YSE1920 when enquiring. Peak week prices are charged during school holidays.

2019-20 PRICES

6 full days, 8 consecutive hours between 08.30 and 20.00
– outside school holidays, £895
– during school holidays, £1100

6 half days, 4 consecutive hours
– outside school holidays, any time between 08.30 and 20.00, £500
– during school holidays, either in the morning between 08.30-13.00 or afternoon between 13.30-20.00, £600

Little Chicks Childcare



email: laura@littlechickschildcare.com

tel: during winter 00 33 762 70 24 36, other times UK 07593 715 435

Little Chicks is run by Laura Fitzmaurice who has several years’ experience working in Val d’Isère. Little Chicks’ British nannies are fully qualified and have extensive experience with all age ranges. All are DBS checked. You choose the hours the nanny works, and the nanny will come to your accommodation with pushchairs, bouncers, play gyms, toys, sledges, swimming goggles, etc, and will arrange activities in and around the resort. Peak weeks (see prices below) are 22-27 Dec 2019, 29 Dec-3 Jan, 9-21 Feb, 29 Mar-17 April 2020. Little Chicks also run Oxygène ski school’s Lunch Club for children from 3 years. Children are collected at the end of their ski lessons, given a hot sit-down meal in a piste-side restaurant, and occupied with games until 14.00. See www.oxygene.ski for more information.

2019-20 PRICES

6 full days, 8 consecutive hours between 07.00-19.00, £877 (£999 during peak weeks)

6 half days, 4 consecutive hours between 07.00-19.00, £520 (£620 during peak weeks)

Additional hours between 07.00-19.00, €25 payable in resort

Babysitting: 19.00-midnight, €18 per hour. Midnight-01.00, Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve, €36 per hour. Payable in resort

Jelly and Ice-Cream



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.

2019-20 PRICES

1 half day (09.00-13.00 or 13.00-17.00), £110 per nanny (£135 peak weeks)
6 consecutive half days £586 (£760)
1 full 8-hour day £177 (£233)
6 full days £1017 (£1331)

Babysitting, per hour
1-3 children, 19.00-midnight £21, after midnight £23, Christmas & New Year’s Eve £42
4-5 children, 19.00-midnight £23, after midnight £25, Christmas & New Year’s Eve £46

Village des Enfants



email: info@valdisere-levillagedesenfants.com

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 3-16 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, as she has for the last six years. 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. Must be booked in advance.

2019-20 PRICES


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

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


5 days (Monday to Friday) with lunch and snacks, €556

5 half days with snack but no lunch, €220

My Travelling Nanny



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.

2019-20 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



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.