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Nannies 2016/17

Here are some of our nannies summary profiles. We do have many more in our books but we have selected some as a sample of our services.




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Alix 28 years

Alix has a degree in Psychology and Primary Teaching. She has spent three years working as a nanny for a family with three young children and last full season with us in St Anton. Alix proved to be a star nanny, all our families commented highly and the children asked for her on their return from resort. Her approach to nannying is friendly and energetic, while also ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children. Alix enjoys art and craft activities, as well as playing outside in the snow, going for adventures and treasure hunts. Alix knows the area very well and is able to give advice to parents and help them make their holiday a memorable one.

"She is highly professional and with her qualifications in Psychology and experience in Teaching she excels as a Nanny, applying many of the skills she learnt in her own education and adapting them effectively to appropriate situations."

"She helped make our holiday and I would strongly recommend her. Alix is able to reassure nervous parents, making them feel comfortable that their children will be left safe in her caring hands. " St Anton 2016".




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Annie 27 years

Annie is looking forward to returning to work with Merinannies after working and traveling in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Annie holds a University degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in a variety of settings including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, High Scope and Free Play Pre school settings as an Early Years teacher. Annie has also worked as sole charge nanny. Her most recent position was an Early Years teacher in Sydney Australia where she gained a lot of experience planning, organising and undertaking daily fun and stimulating activities, so that the children were entertained and happy in her caring hands. While in this role, Annie has demonstrated leadership skills and expanded her experience in caring for all age ranges and needs as well as customer care. Annie has previously had the opportunity to run the preschool alone while her manager was on leave. A smiley, happy and hard working girl, Annie loves children and travelling, so is excited to combine both passions this winter. Annie's aim is to help create happy memories for the children and peace of mind for the parents so that everyone can enjoy their holiday.

"Annie was fantastic. Our girls loved her and were happy from the first moment. She made our holiday such a success."

"She is a natural with children and always goes above and beyond what is required, responsible, hard working and with a great sense of humour".




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Carly, 26 British

Carly is a very experienced nanny with both an Undergraduate and Masters Degree in Psychology. She prides herself in doing a great job and ensures that children in her care have the best experience possible. Carly has worked with all ages and all abilities, including being a senior play leader for a charity specialising in children with disabilities. During the summer she is a qualified Outdoor Instructor so knows how to have an adventure or two! This work also means that she is trained in first aid, safeguarding children, and is CRB checked. Her interests are skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and rock climbing. Carly is great at using her initiative and can have fun with any aged youngsters indoors or outdoors.




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Sophie 35 years

Sophie has over 18 years of childcare experience, looking after children from 3 months to 16 years in a variety of settings. Since gaining her diploma in Childcare, Learning and Development, working in the reception class of a primary school in Brighton six years ago, she has been working as a full time daily nanny in London. She is certified in Pediatric First Aid and has an educational background in music to a degree level. Sophie has undertaken positions as a live in, live out nanny, teaching assistant and childcare work in activity camps.
Her genuine love of children is immediately apparent. She is a warm, kind-hearted person, with a great sense of fun, yet when it comes to boundaries and discipline Sophie is firm and fair.
Sophie is committed to providing a fun, caring, safe and calm environment for children to learn and play in. Striving to be someone parents can trust and feel confident with in the care of their children, she works in partnership with them so as to complement their child's experiences.

"We think that Sophie is amazing and that she's done an incredible job with our son, who clearly adores her. We hear all the time about what "Sophie said…" and I can't quite imagine how much we will all miss her...we would recommend Sophie without reservation..."




Sarah

Sarah 30 years

Sarah has 10 years experience working with children of various ages and abilities as a nanny, nursery assistant and teaching assistant. She holds a CACHE Leve 3 Diploma in childcare and a pediatric first aid certificate. Sarah is bubbly, reliable, enthusiastic, loves working with children of all ages and has a lot of energy. Sarah is keen to ensure that the children have a great time and get involved in a variety of activities. She loves being creative and encouraging children to use their imagination. Sarah is really looking forward to her second season in Megeve .

"Sarah has been fantastic. The boys absolutely adored her and she was extremely competent and responsible. A real credit to your agency. Please rest assured that we will be booking with you next year again, and would be delighted to have Sarah nanny for both boys once again. "




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Stevie 27 years

A qualified CACHE 3 child care assistant, who as well as looking after children has qualifications to coach Ice Hockey between the ages of 4-16 & a BA HONS degree in food science & nutrition. She is full of energy & a keen sports women which is what draws her back to the mountains skiing/playing ice hockey each season. Stevie is an incredibly positive person who is passionate about helping children to enjoy themselves, with many years of experience in doing so. She started her nannying career with a family who had the pleasure of welcoming triplets into their family with already having a 7 year old Daughter. With her kind nurturing nature she looked after the triplets but also spent quality caring time with the older daughter during what was a huge change to her family home & life




Clare

Clare 26 years

Clare’s passion for working with children came from an expedition where she travelled to Peru and did some voluntary work in orphanages and nurseries. Clare loved working with the children out there, and since then has completed a degree in Early Childhood Studies and has worked as a room leader in a nursery as well as babysitting for various friends and family members. “I think the best thing about working with children is being able to let your imagination run wild and been creative. I absolutely love being outdoors, especially in the snow. I get on well with all ages of children and parents alike”

Through working as a room leader Clare gained a lot of leadership experience and has achieved a certificate in paediatric first aid. “I think the most satisfying thought for a parent is knowing that their child is in safe hands while they are away.”

“Clare was a natural and very popular with the children! She was always happy to play with them and get down to their level for fun and imaginative games”.




Rosie

Rosie 23 years

I am a qualified midwife in the UK with experience working with babies and their families as a home birth and community midwife. I am taking a career break and moving to Chamonix for a year which I love. In addition to working as a nanny, I also teach pregnancy yoga and hypnobirthing. I know Chamonix well as I have been visiting for the last 5 years. Through working as a midwife I am trained in child protection and safeguarding, as well as first aid including newborn, child and adult life support. Although I specialise in babies, I also really enjoy working with toddlers and older children and have previously volunteered for my local Beaver Scout group organising activities for the children who are aged 6-8 years old. I love creative play, both outdoors and indoors, particularly arts, crafts, baking and making music. I play the piano, trumpet and recorder and I am also a firm believer that singing Disney songs and dancing can solve most problems.




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Silvia 27 years

Silvia is a qualified Ski instructor and Kids Club manager with a degree in Psychology. She started to work as a nanny in 2006, looking after a six month and a four year old child, and since then she has undertaken other sole care private nanny work. In the last couple of years she has been working in Australia as a children's ski instructor and she has been running a kids club in the Swiss Alps.

Silvia is reliable and responsible she has a lot of experience working with children of different ages and she is able to entertain them with fun games and activities.

“I highly recommend Silvia as a nanny, she is hard working and extremely reliable, she is focused and her work is 5 star! I know that your children would love her as much as mine have.”

Silvia speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish. She loves the mountains, sports and she has a passion for childcare and cooking.



Kerie

Kerie 35 years

Kerie hails from New Zealand and resides year round in France. She holds a Bachelor degree in Primary Education and has taught in schools across NZ and the UK. Kerie worked between the USA and NZ for five years as a kids ski and snowboard instructor. Teaching children as young as three years old and holds qualifications in both fields, she is also certified in Paediatric First Aid. She moved to Europe in 2009 where she has worked in Italy, France and Switzerland as an English teacher, au pair, nanny, private, tutor, and her most recently as a governess in Baku, Azerbaijan. Kerie is very hands-on with children and likes to create fun activities from arts and crafts, to cooking, and lots of time outdoors.




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Emily 30 years

Emily is a health and social care graduate now with maternity nurse level 4 qualifications. Emily has been working with newborn twin babies and their families throughout the summer and will be returning for her third season with Merinannies in Samoëns. Emily has experience of working with all ages from newborn to teenagers and has special needs experience. She is trained in child protection and safeguarding as well as qualified in paediatric first aid and the safe handling of medicines. Emily loves being in the mountains and playing outdoors but equally happy to be doing crafts and games inside. “I can’t wait to be back in Samoëns again seeing some old familiar faces and meeting some lovely new families too. Lots of fun adventures are being planned for the children to enjoy indoors and outdoors.”

Clients comments: “Emily was excellent; she was punctual, smiling, was very confident in dealing with two active toddlers...., ….Emily was the best Alps based nanny we have had. Rufus told us yesterday that the favourite part of the holiday was his time with Emily so you can’t really beat that for feedback!”




Natalie

Natalie 31 years

A qualified CACHE 3 teaching assistant with a variety of qualifications like Makaton, Disability sports coaching and other SEN training. Natalie has been a teaching assistant for the last seven years and is particularly experienced in working with children with special educational needs. She is full of energy and a keen sportswoman. She has been involved in disability sports coaching and loves getting ʽstuck inʼ. Natalie is an incredibly positive person who is passionate about helping children to enjoy themselves and stretch their imaginations. Calm and sweet, and with mountains of ideas when planning craft activities as well as outdoors, to keep any age children entertained. Natalie will be joining us for a third season in Megeve and we are very lucky to have her whilst all our client families ask for her to return.

"Natalie has been great! Our children loved spending time with her. She always had something for them to do, painting, play dough or games. Natalie is also a very happy person and easy to get along with."




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Roxane 28 years

Roxane is a french nanny from Paris, she has been looking after children for seven years in different contexts such as babysitting, child-leading in summer camps or nanny positions, with her recent one being for a British family in Switzerland. During her long working experience as a child-leader in Paris and Marseille child-care centres, where she looked after 2 to 12 years old children, Roxanne planned and carried out art and outdoor activities and games, songs or storytelling for all ages. Roxane graduated as an Art Teacher and she loves creative play, this is her big strength. She has a lively imagination and she always finds a way to have fun with children. One of the families she worked for praised her exquisite snow sculptures of animal figures she made with their children. She has a strong admiration for Nature, as she is a horse rider, and loves hiking and snowboarding.

Roxane has a genuine caring character and loves to take care of small children because they are joyful and active, just like she is! Needless to say Roxanne will be a gem for our french families in Megeve with her multilingual skills too!




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Natasha 29 years

Natasha has 12 years of experience with children aged 0-16. She helped raise her 3 younger siblings in the important baby an toddler years. She then went on to study, gaining qualifications in Performing Arts. Natasha then started up her own company and taught dance and drama classes for children of all ages. She has worked as a teaching assistant and a nanny, giving her 4 years of experience with children with special needs. With Natasha's background of performing arts, she is always dancing around with the children and entertaining them. Natasha is very creative and believes in the power of imagination and movement.
Natasha's experience in special needs allows her to easily adapt to each child's personality and needs. She has a great deal of patience and works hard to ensure the child is smiling and safe.

"Natasha is well-versed in child development and has a natural affinity towards children. She relates to my children in such a delightful way, turning practically everything into a game"


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Verena 23 years

A ski instructor and kindergarten teacher worked for us last season and we have excellent references for her. Verena has worked at the ski school for over 5 seasons with children aged 3 to 11 years and has looked after our clients babies too. A true professional and enthusiastic girl, full of energy with a positive attitude and excellent language skills looking forward to another ski season in St Anton. Verena is multilingual.

Clients comment: "Verena is easy going, conscientious, and very flexible. Having her on the mountain with us was amazing. It allowed us to ski together."




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Johanna 23 years

A ski instructor and kindergarten assistant for children with lots of ideas and local knowledge who is able to speak German, French, Spanish and English. Johanna is a competent skier with leadership abilities and excellent references from her ski school. A smiley and patient girl who is looking forward to meeting our little clients this winter in St Anton and Ischgl.

A client's comment "Johanna is the kindest and most gentle, caring girl ... she is a brilliant nanny with local knowledge and so polite."

 


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Klara 23 years

Already worked for us the last four winter seasons in St Anton where she has also been a kindergarten ski instructor from a younger age. She has a wealth of knowledge in planning fun activities in the snow, indoor arts and crafts, role play activities and imaginative games. Klara knows the area inside out, just like all our Austrian nannies, and is familiar with the best child friendly places so that little ones can fully enjoy the resort as well. Her lovely personality and professional attitude help families enjoy their skiing holidays without worrying about the children. Klara speaks fluent English, German, Spanish and some Italian.

Clients’ comment: “Klara was absolutely fantastic and I would happily recommend her to anyone. She was lovely with the children, trustworthy, polite and took the initiative when needed.”

 


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 Marianne, 26 years

A ski instructor and kindergarten teacher, promising kids lots of fun in the snow will be joining us in lively Ischgl. Marianne has also worked in France as a nanny and this helped her to speak French. Marianne speaks German, English and Russian.

Clients comment: "Marianne is very softly spoken, she has lots of energy and is outgoing when playing with the children."



Klara

Klara 21 years

Klara has gained a lot of experience with children at the ski school in Kappl/Austria and as a private nanny. While studying Klara has worked with children from the ages 1 to 16 for the last five years . "The most exciting thing is to take care of my little niece."

Klara has great skills in outdoor sports like skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing plus cooking. Klara has many exciting ideas for bad weather activities. She is able to speak German, English , Spanish and French.

A multitalented girl, Klara is really looking forward to this season to explore her passions further.




Sophie

Sophie 47 years

Sophie is a nanny with solid experience in childcare, she has worked with all ages of children from babies to toddlers and older school age children.

Sophie has worked as a nanny in La Clusaz and Grand Bornand for more than 6 years, privately all year round, and in the winter for families who come to enjoy winter sports.

Sophie loves to take the children out for mountain fresh air , town strolls and talks, sledging, the ice rink, the pool, the carousel, farm animal visits, and indoor entertainment and relaxation.

During your absence, you can trust Sophie, she is very caring, attentive and patient, but also fun and creative. Sophie has worked with us for three seasons and all our families have commented highly of her.

"Sophie was really nice, and the kids loved her. She was very reliable and always on time and accommodating. I will definitely use Merinannies again."

Clementine

Clementine 26 years

"I have babysat for many different families in Chamonix and Annecy. Since 2012 I have been looking after many children at home or in settings like the society «family sphere» in Annecy, taking care of children after school. I have experience with babies and all age children.
Since I am a sports lover and a formal competitor in snowboarding, born and raised in the Alps, I love outdoors as well as indoors activities. With my art expertise, I am able to create original activities for children. Working with children for me is a choice and not a means of making the every day living."

""Clémentine was wonderful. Thank you for finding her for us. We had a great week and lots of flexibility with her. She was very caring and attentive with Chloé and genuinely seemed to like spending time with her."

Rachael

Rachael 36 years

Rachael holds a level 3 certificate in Childcare and Education, a sign language and first aid certificates.

Rachael is a hard-working and motivated individual and has been working with children for over 16 years. She has worked with families both in the UK and overseas, all of which have required her to work efficiently as part of a family, and alone. In this time she has gained excellent understanding of working with young children and always received exemplary feedback. Rachael is fluent in English, Portuguese and has a very good level of French.

We do have many more wonderful nannies, so please ask when you book with us and we will pass you their details.

Testimonials from our Nannies

I've had some great clients and children again this year and have had more than enough work as usual, despite me having my usual mid season panic haha! 3 Valleys nanny

I have enjoyed working for Merinannies and I have had enough work in Samoens to keep me comfortable.  The skiing of course has also been fab, such a nice area to ski.

Thank you for a fantastic season in Megeve. I loved it so much out there. Hope to see you next season. Keep in touch.
I have loved the season! The skiing was great for most of the season even with the lack of the snow and the value of the season pass in Grand Massif is outstanding if buying early and getting the deal.

It's been a great season working with Merinannies and I have enjoyed every bit of it. The families and children have been great and I can't wait to return next season in St Anton

Merinannies is a wonderful agency and all the nannies who work for Katia, are very experienced and committed professionals with a warm and caring manner. It is clear that Merinannies love working with children of all ages, as well as having fun in the snow. Katia is always on call if any situations need to be addressed.

I have absolutely loved working in St Anton for Merinannies. This was my first ski season and one I will never forget. I have worked with some lovely families during my season and they have all made my experience enjoyable. The families were kind, caring and very thoughtful. The children were always on their best behaviour, which made our time in the snow FUN!!!!

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