I have a teenage daughter with special needs who doesn’t ski and Laura was so accommodating and helpful regarding setting up a week of care for her.
We had Emma for the week who was lovely. Nothing phased her (Abby can be a bit challenging at times!). She arrived punctually everyday, was very flexible with timings and was always pleased to see Abby and full of ideas as to how to entertain her. They went bowling, swimming, for rides in the lifts, trips on the buses or just chilled in the chalet if that’s what Abby wanted.
Going out for lunch was Abby’s favourite activity! Emma was open to any suggestions and always enthusiastic and cheerful. I was more than happy to leave Abby in her capable hands. Abby had a great week - thank you Emma and thank you Laura. We’ll be back!”
Jossi and family Feb 2018
Says it all - thank You!
Right from the start of enquiry to saying goodbye to Rose.
You were so efficient and helpful with our booking.
Rose was brilliant. She turned up on time everyday and nothing was too much trouble. She sent us regular photos of what she was up to with Lexie (2) and Toby (5).
We had full faith in her and it was so nice to head off skiing knowing that Lexie was having fun too. ...
We would definitely use your company again - just need to get in their quick before everyone else does as you are so popular!!!
The kids loved her and she was amazing with them.
We couldn’t have had a better nanny.
I hope she comes back next year!
Nat was happy and accommodating at all times with their requests! She made multiple visits to the farm as they asked... climbing wall and swimming..
She joined them in their games... Dolphins etc in the pool..., battles with playmobile and when reluctant she still ...manovered children to ski school 😝!!
On top of this Nat was patient and helpful with us as my indecision and forgetfulness could be frustrating to some! Nat also adapted wonderfully to our multiple changes of accommodation.
Everything was wonderful
She sent us some updates and pictures throughout the day so we knew we could fully relax and enjoy our skiing.
The kids are still raving about her!
It was so nice to know they were in safe, enthusiastic hands.
We will certainly use/recommend Little Chicks in future....
Robyn put in a lot of time to think of new and fun activities and was so successful that sometimes it was hard to persuade the kids to come skiing.
She was more than happy to pitch in where needed and nothing was too much trouble.
Robyn was a joy to have around and I trusted her implicitly.
The only downside for the kids was that she couldn't come home with us
Rachael, our nanny, was just superb - so friendly, attentive, proactive and great with both my little boys.
And thank you for providing all the toys (including some much loved cars and vehicles) and the nappies, steriliser etc.
It made the whole trip easier than it otherwise would have been.
I look forward to working with your company again for future ski trips!
They both adored Nat, and so did we. She was absolutely lovely and full of energy.
The transition from ski school to Nat was seamless leaving Camilla and I able to fully appreciate our day knowing they were being well looked after and throughly enjoying themselves.
Hope to repeat next year.
She was absolutely brilliant, the boys adored her and I felt so relaxed knowing she was looking after them.
Huge thanks to you too for helping and arranging at such short notice.
I have been recommending you to everyone and won’t hesitate to use your company in the future.
She was absolutely fantastic and we could not have been happier with the care she gave to our boys.
It's the first time we have left our little boy with anyone except family but we really didn't need to worry.
He was so happy with her and we got regular updates through the day with what they were up to which meant we could have fun on the slopes without stressing about him. Little Chicks enabled us to pick and choose the timings we had care and that meant we could work around our other little boys ski lessons and any nap/food times. We have been raving about our holiday since getting home and definitely hope to return to Val next year with friends and have Alice look after the children.
Sophie was so lovely and Alyssa and Joshua really did enjoy there time with her.
Alyssa was always happy when we came back. I did feel sorry for Sophie being stuck in but I was happy that she was able to get out using our baby carrier. Nice that she took Alyssa out for fresh air.
Again thank you so much and if we do decide to take Alyssa next year I will certainly use you again.
Thank you again
What a super time we have all had and so much of this I can attribute to Jacquie, from our first contact, to meeting her and leaving our little boy in her care she has been fantastic, she put me at ease with her professionalism and was so accommodating of our needs, but more importantly she is a complete natural with the little people, she has a calm and confident nature, wonderful ideas that kept Archer entertained and a real determination to ensure that he enjoyed his holiday so I could then enjoy mine.
Jacquie is a true asset to Little Chicks and I would highly recommend her and the company to others.
I hope we meet again in the future and that if we travel to La Plagne next year that we are able to get you booked in!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking such good care of our little guy and we wish you all the best for the future.
Alice sent us a few updates throughout the day so we knew everything was fine so could really enjoy the skiing and vin chauds!
Lots of my friends who knew we were going away have asked how it went and Ive only got positive things to say so I think a few of them will be skiing next season and heading for Little Chicks resorts.
Our nanny, Polly, was fantastic during the week and our son enjoyed a very happy and fun few days with her while we could ski worry free.
Polly was totally engaged with Louis as soon as she met him and came armed with a case full of toys and bits and bobs which he loved.
She knew the resort really well so was full of ideas of what to do and took him out for an amazing activity each day. She was very professional and at the same time friendly and relaxed and we were all sorry to say goodbye at the end of our week!
We're back from La Plagne and just wanted to say how wonderful Jacqui was with Oli. Her calm and laid back approach meant that Oli, and ourselves, immediately felt at ease with her.
She kept him busy indoors with creative crafts, and spent a good amount of time with him outside in the snow having adventures.
He's one of the first non family members he's ever gone up to for cuddles, and the seal of approval was confirmed when he gave her his favourite snuggly!
Thank you for a wonderful service.
Oli 15m - La Plagne
She was absolutely lovely, the children loved her and she gave us complete confidence leaving our children with her.
Professional and punctual whilst being friendly, nice and thoughtful, sending us pictures of what the children were up to.
Poppy got home and asked if Jacquie would be coming to see her in London!
Please pass on our thanks again to Jacquie.
We live in Val d’Isere and Little Chicks Childcare is always our first port of call if we need a babysitter.
We have met a number of different nannies and would very highly recommend each and every one of them, they have all been wonderful.
One night we were a little anxious because our daughter had not been put to bed by anyone outside of the family but Dawn was fabulous getting right down to Olivia’s level, talking to her directly and creating some ad hoc games and activities whilst also putting us at ease and sending reassuring texts while we were out, which was lovely.
Sophie is also a wonderful bedtime story reader and hopefully Olivia will be awake to meet the lovely Alice at some point! And I must commend them all on the punctuality, not just on time but always early which is brilliant. A totally wonderful set up, super organised office with instant replies to nanny requests and amazingly friendly staff.
Our daughter is always happy to see a Little Chicks Nanny and is more than happy for Mummy and Daddy to go out and enjoy themselves - WIN WIN!!
When 16 members of our family come out on holiday together later in the season I have made sure they are booked in with Little Chicks as I know it will make for a great trip.
It was the trip of a lifetime, made possible with the help of Sophie at Little Chicks.
The 3 girls just loved playing with her and did not care, one little bit, that their parents were not picking them up from ski school at all. They enjoyed having lunch with Sophie, whether that be in the chalet or at a local cafe and then the games, craft, dance parties or visiting the local farm.
The girls still keep talking about the pigs playing in the mud and don’t stop giggling! It was fantastic having Sophie help us get the kids ready for skiing every morning (and breakfast) and then playing in the afternoon.
It truly helped make for our holiday, that little bit more relaxing knowing that a friendly, experienced nanny like Sophie was there with our girls. We didn’t want to leave and are already planning our next visit back.
I can highly recommend Little Chicks Childcare and their flexible hours.
Shauna was punctual, flexible, helpful, kind, she sent me pictures of her days out and was great with my daughter and I genuinely had no worries leaving her - straight away I got a fantastic vibe from her, something that money can't buy. It's a hard thought leaving your child with a stranger but having Shauna made it easy peasy!
She did all the hours we asked of her even when it was last minute, we always pushed the mornings back by 15 mins or so as I found myself running late all the time (children eh!!) and when she arrived she would always help me dress and prepare my daughter for the day or distract her so I could actually get ready!! She took my daughter out every day and got her breakfast etc. whenever she arrived my daughter was overjoyed to see her and whenever she left she would cry as she was sad she was leaving. Whenever I left for the day my daughter waved me off / usually initially cries but she was so happy in Shauna's company.
I was very impressed that Shauna had a lot of knowledge with regards to children and first aid and she even dressed her better than me so she didn't lose her mittens ! Tricks of the trade.
Anyway we woke up in England this morning and we miss Shauna!! I wish I could bring her home with me.
I have had a fantastic experience with Shauna/Little Chicks and would highly recommend you, which I will do on a mothers forum which has about 5000 mums following from my local area.
Again thanks so much for Shauna - she was a godsend and I won't forget her.
Attached a photo of my daughter and her bestie Shauna !
Until the next time!
Laura was very professional from the start and thought carefully to allocate us with the nanny she thought was most suitable to our two children.
Alice, our nanny, was fantastic in every way. She was kind, mature, capable, responsible and fun.
Even though we had only just met her we knew she would be more than able to look after the children and we knew we could trust her. When our 8 month old became ill with a virus she dealt with it very well and immediately contacted us when she needed to.
The children had so much fun with Alice - going to the farm, doing face painting, going to the sports centre and the play cafe.
We would not hesitate to hire Alice again - we only wished we could take her home to London to nanny for us!'
Laura was really friendly and accommodating when I first contacted her and said it would be no problem to find someone to look after my teenager with special needs.
Alice the nanny was lovely and arrived punctually everyday.
She was really flexible with times and relaxed about whatever I asked her to do.
She took Abby out to do some wonderful things such as bowling, swimming and to a gym class.
She was really cheerful and fun and Abby loved her.
We were all sad to say goodbye at the end of the week.
Do not hesitate to use Little Chicks, they are brilliant!
Our 10 month old boy was ill on one of the days and I was concerned to leave him, but when Alice arrived we couldn't have been more reassured.
She looked after our son for 2 days and he had the most fantastic time, trips to the farm etc.
Little Chicks made our holiday, it meant we could ski, guilt free and know that our son was being looked after by the best possible people.
Thank you and would definitely use them again and recommended to anyone and everyone!
I'm so pleased we booked with you guys, it worked great as Shauna had George in a morning then by 1pm my mum and dad had had enough so looked after him in the afternoon so we skied all day (felt a little guilty... only a little!)!
Shauna was excellent - she contacted me beforehand and popped in to introduce herself then always turned up on time, didn't mind if we were a few minutes late and most importantly was great with George who loved her. She took him out and kept him entertained everyday which is no mean task too.
Next time we're in Val I'll be in touch without hesitation.
Just can't fault her - you've got a great one there Laura! We've never used a nanny before at home or on holiday but if we had help from somebody like Alice every time it would be fab! Please pass on our thanks again and very best wishes on to her (and a big cuddle from Raffi)
Thanks again, between you both you have helped make a fab ski trip for us.
Joshua 9 years, leo 8 years and Esme 4 years - Val d'Isere
We are just back from Val D' Isere and I wanted to let you know how utterly impressed we were with our nanny, Sophie and with your company as a whole.
Sophie was an excellent, excellent nanny. Happy, calm, gentle, polite and totally capable with all our aged children ( 9 yrs, 8yrs and 4yrs). Sophie came in every morning with a smile on her face and left at the end of the day still smiling (god knows how she does it !)
Our daughter Esme was very sad when Sophie left, although thanks to Sophie is now showing everyone at home how wonderful she is at being a French Bean!!!
I have recommended you to a number of friends for next year , we will be booking with you again - in fact we will want Sophie again please!
Again thank you.
It meant we could enjoy our holiday in Val D'isere knowing that he was happy being left without mummy and daddy and having lots of fun.
We will definitely be recommending your company to anyone we know who may come here and need childcare!
Amelie , 1 year old - Val d'Isere
We used Little Chicks childcare twice during trips to Val d'Isère in 2014. We would highly recommend using them to anyone. On both occasions Laura was very professional and the organisation was seamless. Our 1 year old daughter Amelie really enjoyed her time with Emily and we hope to use her again next time we are in Val d'Isère.
Amanda W - Val d'Isere
"We discovered Little Chicks Childcare in Val D'Isere 2 years ago and it has proved to be the final piece of the jigsaw for our great ski holidays every year.
Every Nanny we have had has been confident with our 3 children from the minute they arrive making it very easy for us. The quality, reliability and flexibility of the service has given us complete peace of mind and it's great to meet up with Laura each year who runs things completely professionally."
Rebecca W- Val d'Isere
'We used Little Chicks for the first time this year and we were thoroughly impressed! Both girls took to Alana, our nanny immediately and had a brilliant week full of fun and outings. Alana was flexible all week to fit round us and our requirements and last minute après events. We will without doubt use Little Chicks again'.
Nancy and Ian W - St Tropez, Nice, London,Val d'Isere, Miami and Tuscany
Laura is like having a member of the family with you, when she stays with our family she is loving and caring to our 2 girls aged three and one. Laura is full of great energy and the girls always have a full day of fun and laughter. I would recommend her completely and she's a great cook too!
Artem 3 years -Val d'Isere
Laura was extremely professional and friendly and although Artem did not speak any English him and Laura got along extremely well to the extent he did not want to say goodbye. Laura made an effort to learn some Russian and together they had a great time.
Jack 3 years - Val d'Isere and Meribel
Laura looked after our son Jack in Val d'Isere since he was 3 years old. They bonded the moment they met, and the huge crate of toys Laura brought with her aided this. Over the week, we didn't have any tears and Jack enjoyed sledging, cable car rides, baking and indoor play. So when we booked Christmas and New Year in Meribel recently, we did not hesitate to ask Laura to come as our live-in nanny.
Kristina & Howard - Val d'Isere
Laura has looked after our three daughters for the past 2 years whilst holiday in Val d'Isere. She is a totally capable nanny, proactive and full of fun. My girls loved spending time with her and she is very easy and good company to have around as the sixth member of our family. I would certain recommend Laura to any potential clients and indeed we have just booked her for our next holidays.
Tiggy 2 years & Rhys 5 years -Val d'Isere, Ibiza and London
I have engaged Laura on 3 separate occasions as a holiday nanny and couldn’t recommend her more highly. She is a caring, hard working and a happy individual and consequently my kids adore her. Whether it has been skiing or holidaying in the sun, Laura has quickly settled in to our family’s needs and provided fun filled and hands-on childcare. Once Laura has been your holiday nanny you will never want anyone else!
Laura is an invaluable member of any enjoyable holiday, she goes about her business of childcare with great enthusiasm which draws any kids to her immediately. She is totally reliable and made looking our group of 5 seem effortless, always on hand with fun times. Happy children = happy holidays. Thanks Laura
Laura worked for us last year looking after our 4 month old son and three year old daughter. She is a fantastic nanny and we thought she was so great that we hired her again to come and work with us this summer.
Laura is great with children and with parents as well. She’s really conscientious and caring with young children and she very quickly wins their confidence. She proactively comes up with ideas for activities and is energetic and good fun to be around for the children. She is also good company for parents, takes direction well and is willing to come up with suggestions too. I trust Laura implicitly with my children and would recommend her very highly. I know that she holds all of her staff to the high standards that she works to herself and I would happily hire any of her staff for future holidays.
Angus 2 years, Alexander 6 years & Ted 9 years - Val d'Isere and London
Laura looked after our three boys aged 2, 6 and 9 in Val d’Isere.
She was a star, organised and responsible as well as fun and kind. She subsequently came and did some time living with us in London. The boys absolutely love her and we couldn’t recommend her more highly.
We are sure Little Chicks will be a great success!
Tom 1 year , Grace 3 years - St Tropez
Laura looked after my then 1yr old and my 3yr old whilst in the South of France. Almost two years on and they still ask every time we go away is "Laura coming". She was a fantastic Nanny and it meant that I got a holiday for the first time. She was proactive and energetic with a sense of awareness of adults and family around her and was discreet at all times. I would highly recommend Laura to any potential clients, I certainly will be re-booking for our next trip.
Beau 8 months - Val d'Isere & Ibiza
It is with real pleasure that I write this testimonial for Laura Fitzmaurice as rarely has any childcare company exceeded our expectations.
We used Laura's services while vacating in Val d'Isere in 2012 and found her to be honest, reliable and very professional within her capacity. Her ability to manage and entertain the kids was nothing more than impressive.
Her calmness and fun like attitude kept the kids entertained throughout the week and it is without any hesitation that I would recommend Laura and her company to anyone wishing to employ her services.
Myles 4 years - London
I have left my children in childcare before, but never have they been so happy and relaxed as they were in Little Chicks, they treat your children like their own which meant our children had a fabulous holiday and we did too as meant we had time to relax for a short while. I couldn't recommended Laura and her team enough!