the childcare challenge
Hip Hideouts works closely with Jelly and Ice Cream who provide childcare for individual children and small groups. All their nannies and babysitters are highly experienced, first aid trained and many are qualified to the highest level. They are an independent specialist childcare company we have worked with for ten years.
Our concierge can help you organise the week for everyone in your group, making sure younger members of family have just as good a time as you do. Nannies will come to your chalet or apartment to take care of your child in a familiar environment. Care days will be planned according to individual needs and weather conditions. Nannies will deliver to and collect from ski school, and even bring your little ones up the mountain to meet you for lunch.
Trips to the farm, snowman-building and sledging are among many things they can organise for children. Ice-skating and swimming can be arranged according to parents' discretion.
They have boxes of toys, arts and crafts, play-do and other games that will be brought to your accommodation for those relaxing hours or dreadful weather days.
They are also happy to prepare midday meals from ingredients provided by you, or, as a special treat, arrange lunch out. Morning and afternoon snacks can also be provided, according to the parents' preferences for their children.
Knowing that your nanny won't abandon your little ones if you are accidentally stranded on a ski lift (or après bar) 45 minutes after the arranged time.
Your nanny knows all of the best hiding places in resort, where all of the ski schools meet, where that little restaurant is that serves a good kids lunch without worrying that the child is up and down to the loo, and much much more...
Ensuring a good personal match and communication between the nanny and parents are key to having a successful set-up with the family.
Your nanny knows the tricks of the trade and how to handle the challenges of a small one in a cold ski resort. From getting gloves on, to applying sun-cream and wrestling with ski boots - it's all easy if you know how!
There are unique safety concerns on a ski holiday. Your nanny will keep a vigilant eye on everything from the signs of frostbite, hypothermia, and open fire places in chalets. Knowledge and understanding about the altitude and the affect it can have on the very young.