Young Children in Samoens, Morillon and the Grand Massif
In winter, children from 3 years can join the Kindergarden at Samoens 1600, or 'Jardin des Neiges' as it is also known. This is a designated fun area created for your child’s first holiday on skis, allowing them to learn the basics in preparation for ski school in a safe environment at Samoens 1600. Children are also accepted into the standard French ski school ESF in Samoens from 3 1/2 years. Booking is recommended particularly during February.
New moving carpet style lifts have been installed in 2012 and 2015 to make it easier and safer for young children to return back up the slope - Plus the main one is covered too, to keep the snow and wide off when making your way back up!
Piou Piou / Kindergarden on the piste at Samoens 1600 Six consecutive half days mornings or afternoons €146
Tel: 0033 (0)4 50 34 43 12
Les Chalets de Plampraz - located approximately 1.5km from the centre of the village, Les Chalets de Plampraz has places dedicated for young children from 3 to 5 years. More details: http://www.chaletsdeplampraz.fr/
Morillon Les Esserts Creche - During the winter ski season, Morillon 1100 Les Esserts offers The village des enfants or children’s village, a winter nursery and day care centre for children aged from 6 months to 10 years old. It is able to accommodate up to around 65 children and is open all winter. For more information and to make a bookings please do so online directly with the Morillon Tourist Office from the 1st of September for the up coming winter by clicking here.
Private British Nannies
Merinannies - booking by the hour, half days, full days or even for the whole week if you require. They have 2 nannies based in Samoens, who are fully insured, qualified and experienced to take care of your babies from 4 weeks and children to 14 years in the comfort of your own accommodation. They will gladly collect them from ski school and make lunch for them, offering flexibility and peace of mind while you are skiing or relaxing! For further information and prices please contact Katia Koumantou Pozerskis and inform her you are staying with Alps Accommodation and she will inform you of her prices and availability and her specially tailored packages. Tel 0044 (0)7860 925055 or 0044 (0)1858 468820. www.merinannies.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun & Snow Childcare - A fun, friendly and flexible private nanny service, available in Samoëns, Morillon, Sixt and Verchaix. Emily and Valerie are fully qualified, English speaking nannies with extensive experience of childcare and the local area enabling them to provide you with the best care and value on the slopes. Working with children and babies of any age they are fully insured and can create a custom-made package that will suit yours and your children’s needs. This can include collecting kids from ski lessons and preparing lunch at your accommodation. To read customer reviews or learn more about Emily and Valerie’s experience visit the Sun and Snow Childcare website http://www.sunandsnowchildcare.com/ alternatively get in touch for a chat. Please let them know we recommended you. Emily: 0044 (0)7742 464906, Val: 0044 (0)7525 359959 or email: email@example.com
If you are staying in Morillon, or skiing over in that direction from Samoens with children, be sure to ski the long green piste called The Marvel. Look out for the information panels on the way down with detailed information about the wildlife of the area. You can see if the kids can spot the wooden animals hiding alongside the piste! It's a great long green piste, tree lined and nice and easy.
ZigZag Ski School also have a great program for young children called Tiny Tots. Their instructors offer intimate one-on-one sessions designed to get children aged between 3 to 6 years of age up and skiing with a smile. With a gentle and friendly approach, their primary aim for children this age is to teach them to love to ski, because they realise that if they’re enjoying their ski holidays then you’ll enjoy yours!
Tiny Tots lessons run for 30-60 minutes and are designed to be fun and dynamic rather than too technical. More information on their website.