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Meet the team season 2018/19

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Nicole Wallbank is the owner and Manager of Meribel Nanny Services. Nicole has a CACHE level 3 Diploma in childcare and Education and has been in the Alps Nannying for 12 winters. Her love for good, professional and FUN childcare is why she started Meribel Nanny Services in 2014, and is the reason you will still see her out and about Nannying, helping at ski school and delivering the toys and equipment throughout the season. Nicole uses her experiences over the past 11 years to ensure that she offers everything you would need on your holiday from baby equipment such a buggies and sterilisers to flexible packages and amazing nannies. You won’t go wrong booking with Meribel Nanny Services. This winter you will see Nicole at Ski School pick up running the brand new Lunch Club, she is very excited to be offering a new product and cannot wait to see lots of old and New families.

Lucy BirdLucy Bird is returning with us for her 3rd winter here in Meribel and this winter she has been promoted to our Assistant Manager after 2 years of proving herself to be organised, professional and confident. Lucy is 23 years old and has a level 4 Diploma in Children and Young People along with a level 2 in peer mentoring and over 5 years’ experience working with children from 3 months – 16 years. Lucy has spent this summer past summer working at a camp in America as a performance art councillor and team leadership councillor, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She is looking forward to getting back to the snow. Her families from last season and the season before had nothing but lovely things to say about her including “Lucy is Truly excellent!” and “Lucy made our holiday”
Amanda LindsayAmanda Lindsay is returning to us for her 2nd winter season. Mandy is 33 years old and has a BA in child and youth studies along with a post graduate diploma in Primary Education and over 11 years’ experience working with children from babies up to 18 years. Amanda’s experience includes working as a play worker, social worker, nursery teacher, learning support teacher and children’s Zumba instructor, a youth activities counsellor on the Disney cruise liner and a private temp and holiday nanny. Amanda is looking forward to getting back to resort.  She has many families returning this season who are very excited to be seeing her again. Amanda’s references described her as “enthusiastic, reliable, creative and good at adapting to each child’s needs”
Alice BowkerAlice Bowker is returning to us for her 2nd winter season. Alice is 22 years old and has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education along with a Chiltern College Nanny Childcare Award and a level 4 Maternity Nurse certificate. Alice has over 4 years experience working with children from New Borns up to 16 years including working as a private nanny caring for triplets and their sibling, 2 summers working as a kid’s club nanny and 2 winters working in Courchevel and St Anton as a nursery Nurse and Head Nanny and this summer has been working as a maternity nanny and holiday nanny. Alice was described by her references as “calm, mature, organised, active and fun”
Fay ThickFay Thick is returning to us for her 2nd winter season.  Fay is 31 years old and has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, a foundation degree in early years and 11 years of experience working with children from 3 months up to 16 years. Over the past 11 years Fay has worked as nursery nurse, private nanny, a councillor at Camp America, plus positions as both Assistant Nursery Manager and a Nursery Manager! This summer Fay worked with Lucy in Ohio at Camp America and cannot wait to get back out on the mountain, skiing, snowboarding and playing in the snow.Fays references described her as ” A kind, gentle individual who is well liked. She is excellent at building relationships with the children and is an excellent communicator”
Jasmine Colman is 23 years old and has a First Class BA in Childhood studies along with an early years educator qualification and 6 years experience working and volunteering with children and young adults. Over the past 6 years Jasmine has worked in various settings including working as an afterschool nanny, a support worker, teaching assistant, pre school support worker and a summer as a camp councillor teaching horse riding in America. Jasmine references described her as “calm, kind, patient and pro – active” Jasmine is looking forward to arriving to the mountains and meeting lots of lovely new people and families.
Sarah Button is 21 years old and has a BA (Hons) in Primary Education, specialising in the early years foundation stages, along with 3 years experience working and volunteering with children from 6 months up to 16 years. Her experiences include, assisting in schools, helping year 6 students transition from primary to secondary school, volunteering in Marrakesh teaching English and caring for babies in an orphanage, a summer working as a camp Councillor in America and more recently working as a nursery assistant with babies and toddlers.Sarah’s references spoke very highly of her, describing her as “outgoing, confident, bubbly and good at building relationships quickly with the children”Sarah is looking forward to expanding her childcare knowledge and caring for children in a fun new setting.
Natalie Read is 24 years old and has a CACHE Diploma for the early years work force along with 6 years experience working with children from 3 months and up. During the past 6 years Natalie has worked in a nursery caring for babies and toddlers, working as a private nanny in the UK as a private nanny in Dubai.  For the past 2 years Natalie has been working as a Nursery/pre school teacher at a pre school in Dubai with children 3 months up to 5 years. Although Natalie loved Dubai she is ready for a change and new experience, her references described her as “Dedicated, hardworking, cheerful and fun” Natalie is cannot wait for her new adventure in the mountains and is looking forward to getting back on ski’s again!
Olivia Conway is 21 years old and has a CACHE Level 2 certificate in early years childcare along with nearly 3 years experience working with children from 6 weeks and up. Olivia’s experience includes working as a nursery assistant in a baby room,   Nursery Nurse with toddlers (1-2 years), working at a summer camp in the south of France with children 3 years and up and working as a private nanny for a well known chalet company during December and January last season. Olivia’s references described her as “bubbly and friendly, hardworking, always happy to do extra and enthusiastic” Olivia is looking forward to returning to Meribel and cannot wait to play in the snow again.