Chilly Powder was created specifically for family ski holidays. Our bedrooms have been designed to suit families of all sizes and stages and our childcare facilities are unique to Morzine. Each summer our fully qualified nannies care for children as young as 3 months old, allowing parents to enjoy their time doing various activities, knowing their children are well cared for and entertained!
On-Site Creche and Kid's Club
For babies and toddlers not old enough for some of the activities, or older children who want to have fun in the kid's club, we have an on-site creche and kid's club in Au Coin du Feu run by a team of qualified and experienced English nannies. The creche is available for all of our guests, regardless of which of our chalets you are staying in.
The creche has a kitchenette, bathroom, sleep room and two different play areas separating babies and toddlers. It is equipped with bottle warming and sterilizing equipment as well as a fridge and washing machine, which parents have access to 24 hours a day. There are also plenty of toys, games and creative play kits to keep your children entertained.
Our nannies take both babies and toddlers outside to play in the garden and in to Morzine on the bus, weather permitting.
If you have any questions at all regarding our childcare facilities, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everything you need to know for your little ones
How do I book childcare?
Once you have booked your holiday with us you need to fill in our summer childcare form as soon as possible to secure your child's place.
Can I buy baby food in Morzine?
You can buy powdered milk, Nestlé brands and Aptimel, but not SMA. You can also buy follow on milk from age 10 months already made up. You can buy all the jars of baby foods, but cannot get organic in Morzine. The nearest supermarket is in Avoriaz by cable car or 10 mins away by free bus in Morzine.
When do children get fed in the evenings?
We have children's supper at 6.00pm - there's plenty of vegetables and homemade food to help yourselves to (and pureed food is available too). We have a microwave and kettle and cooking hobs for mums who wish to prepare their own foods.
Do you feed the children on your night off?
We can do if you want us to, although this is just something simple so we advise giving little ones a big lunch. We can also organise babysitters for when the parents go out for a meal in one of the local restaurants.
What equipment do you have for toddlers and children?
We have lots of toys, videos and books. A kitchenette for the parents and milk in the fridge for evening bottles. A potty and a toddlers loo. Bikes, cars, toys etc for outside play. Cots with bed linen. Stair gates for the bedrooms with mezzanines. Plastic bibs, cups and cutlery. Buggies and pushchairs. We have a baby listening service through the phone system. Babysitting available in the evenings.
What do I need to drop off with the kids?
Warm outside clothes, sun cream and sunglasses. Slippers for the creche. Bottles and formula. Nappies, wipes, nappy sacks and cream. We do not supply any medicines (including Calpol) in the creche, but the nannies can administer them to your child with your permission. A mobile phone number so we can contact you if there are any worries or problems.
What activites do the children do in the creche?
The crèche is run similar to play school, the nannies do all sorts of creative activities like bubble painting, playdoh and crafts. They have a snack and a drink in the morning and frequently take trips into Morzine. Lunch is approx 12h00 and then they go playing in the woods, sing songs, dancing and games in the afternoon. The nannies will stick to your routine at home and put the babies to sleep in your own room if you wish. The creche is open form 09h00 to 17h00.
Who can I talk to about my child when I arrive?
Our Childcare Manager is available during kids tea time to talk to you about the crèche and to register all the children. You can talk through any concerns you might have with her and you will be allocated a key nanny for the week.
During the summer we have found that parents do not want childcare every day so the kids club is open on a Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
We can also arrange private childcare at other times if required, so please contact us for more information.