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Meet the team season 2019/20


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 13 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 12 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 4th winter season here in Meribel. Lucy is 24 years old and has a level 4 Diploma in Children and Young People along with a level 2 in peer mentoring and over 6 years’ experience working with children from 3 months – 16 years. Lucy has spent the past summer working as a holiday and temp nanny working in the UK, France, Milan and Geneva and the summer before she worked at a camp in America as a performance art councillor and team leadership councillor, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Her families from last few seasons have had nothing but lovely things to say about her including “Lucy is Truly excellent!” and “Lucy made our holiday” and all her families that have returned to Meribel have requested her.
Amanda LindsayAmanda Lindsay is returning to us for her 3rd 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 the last 3 seasons 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”
Sarah Power is 22 years old and has a Level 5 Qualification in early years and childhood studies plus over 3 years’ experience working with children from 1 year up to 8 years old. During her training Sarah worked with children of various ages as work experience and has worked in Manchester as an Nanny caring for 2 children 1.5 years and 7 years old. Sarah has spent the last 4 summers working in Ibiza as a waitress and has sorely missed working with children during the summer time, she is very excited to learn to ski and begin a new adventure as a ski resort nanny.
Chloe Goulding  is 25 years old and is returning to us for her 2nd season. She has a First Class BA Hons in Primary Education along with a CACHE Level 3 Teaching and learning support certificate and 6 years experience working with children from 1 year up to 8 years. She has mainly worked as a supply teaching in various schools as well as a summer in America working at a Camp  in Massachusetts where she worked as a camp councillor, during this role she thoroughly enjoyed travelling and meeting people and children from different backgrounds. Chloe’s references had nothing but lovely things to say about her including. “I would recommend Chloe for a sole charge nanny position, she has is very qualified and has a great understanding of child development”
Ruth Tarn  is 27 year old and has a Level 3 BTEC Certificate in childcare learning and development along with nearly 9 years’ experience working with children from 6 months up to young adults, 3 years of which have been doing winter seasons in various locations. Over the years Ruth has worked as a nursery nurse, Private nanny, head of childcare for a well known tour operator in the alps and recently she spent her summer working as the childcare supervisor for a well known, sailing and skiing tour operator. Ruth has worked in Meribel/Motteret in the past and absolutely loves the resort and ski area and cannot wait to get back out! “Ruth is a bubbly character and always happy, she loved the job she does and this shows in her activity planning and her great attitude towards work”
Jess Bradshaw  is 27 years old and has a level 7 PGCE in Early years and Care 0-5 with teacher status and has been working and volunteering with children and young adults for over 7 years, caring for a wide range of children from 3 months up to young adults, as a mentor, nursery worker, private nanny and ski resort nanny. Jessica is returning to Meribel for her 5th winter season as a private nanny and we are very excited to have had her join our team. In between her Ski seasons Jessica has worked in nurseries as a Nursery worker and as a play worker and the last 2 summers she has worked as a live out nanny  for a family with 2 children now 2 and 7 years old. Jessica is very excited to get back to resort and meet lots of new families.
 Lucy Edwards is 27 years old and has nearly 5 years experience working with children from 3 months old and is returning to Meribel for her 2nd winter season. Lucy first found her love for working with children while living in Australia, where she worked as a private nanny. In 2018 Lucy returned to the UK where she spent the summer working as a nursery nurse before arriving in Meribel for the winter.  In Meribel last season, Lucy worked as an adhoc nanny for various nanny agencies including Meribel Nanny Services, all the families she worked for absolutely loved her and we are extremely happy she has chosen to join us for the full season. During this past summer Lucy has been back in Australia where she has been working in Sydney as a private nanny, caring for a 1 year boy full time.
Lucinda Davies is 26 years old and has over 7 years experience working with children in a wide range of settings. Lucinda is currently doing a modern language Degree (BA Hons) in English language and Linguistics and Spanish language as well as already holding a certificate in Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), teaching English to young learners along with professional training certificates in  the importance of play during early years and its methods and a certificate in the knowledge of baby infant massage. Lucinda has previously worked as an English teacher and tutor, Nursery manager and a private nanny. This will be her first season in Meribel and she is looking forward to learning how to ski and enjoying a new experience. “Her enthusiasm for the various subjects is infectious. Her students can’t help but be engaged with learning in her classroom, since Lucie’s model of learning –that we never stop learning! – is powerful and contagious”
Part time nannies:
Suzy Prior  is 48 years old and has a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist support for teaching and learning in schools as well as a OCR level 3 certificate in cover and supervision of children in schools, along with 7 years experience working and volunteering with children (plus 20 years bringing up her own 2 children). During her time at the school Suzy has attended numerous training sessions regarding Autism, Epilipsy, challenging behaviour, safeguarding, supporting the language impaired child and first aid.Suzy has spent many winters skiing in Meribel and now her children are grown up, her and her husband have decided to come to Meribel for the full season. Suzy will be working for us this winter as a part time nanny, helping during busy weeks and lunch club.
 Michaela Pazderova is 39 years old and has lived in the 3 valleys for over 10 years. A mother to 3 children now, 16, 19 and 8 years old, Michaela has been working with children on and off since she was 18 years old. Over the years Michaela has worked as an Au Pair and nanny, she speaks fluent English, Czech, French and German and has experience with children from New born up to young adults. This season Michaela will be working for us as a peak week nanny and we are very excited to have her on the team.