Is there Chamonix child care for visitors?
There is a lot of information about Chamonix on your site, but I am interested to stay 3 or 4 days with my wife and 3 kids (1 year, 3 years and 6 years old). We would like a hotel with easy acces to the lifts and a resort with childcare/nursery for the 2 youngest kids. Thank you.
Hiram, Puerto Rico
You tell us that you'll be in Chamonix in early March and require child care for your 3 children, ages 1, 3 and 6. You'd like easy access to lifts and childcare or a nursery at the resort for the youngest two.
For your 1 year old:
Club Med in the middle of town has Baby Club Med for babies up to 23 months
old. Click on this link to Club Med to go directly to their details on Child Care facilities.
Club Med is located right next to the La Savoy beginners lifts at Chamonix
Unfortunately, Club Med does not cater for child care for children older than 2, which means you'll have to use the services of private carers or ski schools with child care rest and play time.
Child care for your 3 and 6 year olds:
Ski School At Chamonix:
Conveniently, the ESF Ski School Chamonix conducts their kids ski school at La Savoy.
Click here for their page on their half and full day Ski and Child care programs for 3 year olds.
Here is their page for half and full day programs for 6 year olds:
Their beginners program is also at La Savoy, however for kids who are more advanced, lessons are held at Les Planards. Les Planards is a ski area that is a short bus ride away just behind the railway station. You can walk there, but with little kids and carrying all their gear, I think it is too far to walk.
Evolution 2 at Argentiere:
Another ski school, Evolution 2 also conducts ski lessons with full and half day child care. EV2 has partnered with Panda Club Argentiere to provide this child care service with a pick up and return bus, but this is available only for children from age 3.
The Panda club is located at the foot of the Les Grands Montets lift so it is handy for pick up and collection for parents.
Click here for more details on Evolution 2's children's program.
Private nanny/ Chamonix child care service:
This is the link to the private nanny service: http://www.t4nanny.com/
They are a booking agency for nannies for private child care in the Alps region.
I trust this information has been useful to you, Hiram in your research on Chamonix child care and ski lessons for your children.
We are certain you'll love Chamonix. Besides the awesome skiing, it really is a beautiful and elegant town.