We work with some great private nannies, many of whom have experience of working in private households or in other luxury hospitality environments. Typically, we would suggest booking them for full days, but we wouldn’t necessarily plan to spend every hour out on the slopes. Our nannies will join you first thing in the morning, usually whilst you are finishing breakfast so that they can then meet the child and be introduced. We find this is usually a ‘good time of day’ for most children as they are both rested and fed – two essentials for any infant! The nanny can then start to get to know the child whilst you get ready… or perhaps enjoy a second coffee in a little more peace than usual. This also means you can build up trust with the person who will look after your child.
Sarah, one of our founding directors and mother of two says “when our kids were really young we would tend not to head out to the slopes until about 10am… we didn’t want to put pressure on ourselves to be out of the door at an unrealistic time, and we wanted to make sure our child was properly settled with the nanny.”
“We would then do most of our skiing before heading for slightly late lunch. Sometimes we would ask the nanny to join us with our child, but if all was going well, we might leave them to it and enjoy some time alone. The great thing now is that with WhatsApp you can easily keep in loose contact to the level you need to… most of the nannies we work with are professionals and used to sending the odd pic and update to keep parents minds at rest.”