Meet the Team - Season 19/20

George & Matilda

The Real Bosses

France, Italy and UK

Giorgio Giovanni - "I think it is fair to say that I am the little member of the team, I was was born on 23rd February 2016 and surprised the life out of mum and dad when I arrived 6 weeks early!"
"I have the pick of lots of wonderful nannies who take me on lots of adventures around resort and I must admit, I am the most popular baby in Val d'Isère!"
Matilda Elizabeth - " Yep I am the youngest member of the team and I agree with everything my big brother says ! I was born 21st November 2017 and Mummy decided to go straight back to work with me in toe so I know the team pretty well ! Training was fun I must say ... "

Laura Fitzmaurice

France, Italy & the UK
Company Director

Since the age of 14 I have been working with children in a whole range of roles from gymnastic coaching to working in a nursery; from Camp America to private nannying and the list really does go on. I think it is fair to say that I love working with children; no matter what their age! Throughout my teens and twenties I studied for several years to obtain my Level 3 Childcare qualification and also a degree in Early Years Childhood Studies.
After catching the seasonaire bug and meeting my partner, Max (who is not only a ski instructor but a very handy office helper) I started Little Chicks Childcare in July 2013 and have never looked back. I now spend my summers in the beautiful Dolomites, Italy, running an English camp for Italian children and my winters in Val d'Isère running Little Chicks Childcare with my fantastic team of nannies.

Judith

Val d'Isere & UK
Administrator and Granny!

You've guessed it, I am Laura's mum and I split my time between Val d'Isère and the UK. When I am not working away behind the scenes, I have my hands full with my grandson, Giorgio and the newest chick Matilda , I am sure I will only get busier this season!

Jessica
Italy and Val D'Isere
Nanny

Hello, I'm Jess, 25, a qualified childcare worker with a degree in Early Years Childhood Studies. I have 8 years experience working with babies, children and young people.
This is my second winter season at Little Chicks. It's a brilliant experience working in the snowy Alps of Val D'isere. I'm here to make sure your holiday is special, with lots of fun activities and play for the children.
I love to focus on developmental and imaginery play, which are all round favourites. We all like getting messy with arts & crafts and face painting is so much fun especially when the children go into character. Everyday is different with lots of exciting things to do. See you all soon!

 

Emma
Part time nanny 

Hello, I’m Emma, I’m 23 and I live in a small town in central Scotland called Stirling. I volunteered as a sports coach from the age of 16 and completed various placements in both primary and secondary schools. It was then I discovered my love for working with children and decided I wanted to pursue a career in childcare. I attained a HND in Sports Coaching with the Development of Sport whilst at college, I then went on to university where I graduated with a Honours Degree in Sport Studies. During my three years at university I was a support worker and worked with children aged 0-18 which helped me develop my skills and knowledge a great deal. My role in this job was to assist children in day to day life and organise lots of fun and engaging activities for them. After university I started working as a sports coach, which involved me teaching ten different sports to children aged between 3 and 9. Every week we coach a different sport, so I am very used to change and working flexibly. I have never done a ski season before but I absolutely love new adventures so I’ll look forward to seeing everyone this coming winter!

 

Lulu
Half term Nanny 

Hi, I’m Lulu, I’m 20 and from North Yorkshire. Last Easter I spent 3 weeks as a Little Chick’s nanny in Val d’Isere and loved it so much I’m back for the full season! I’ve worked with children for the last 4 years, I currently work in a nursery in a small village, looking after children aged 0-5 years. I’m also currently working towards my level 3 award in childcare and education. I spent the last year training to be a children’s nurse meaning I’ve worked with children from tiny premature babies right the way up to 17-year olds. My 650 hours of hospital placements means I have also looked after children with a wide range of health problems and special needs. I’ve done private nannying for different families each summer holidays since 2014, and I’ve also spent a year volunteering at my local gymnastics club with children aged 4-11. My favourite activities in Val d’Isere are sledging and snow painting – I’ll also take any opportunity to jump into the swimming pool! I’m so excited to be spending the full season out in the Alps – see you there!

 

Shauna
Part time Nanny 

Hello everyone! My name is Shauna and I am 22 years old. I live in a town in the North East called Middlesbrough. I have always loved working with children. This will be my third season as a childcare worker and my second season with Little Chicks. I have worked with a wide range of children/teenagers ranging from the ages of 3 months to 17 years. I have met some amazing children and families over the years of working and I look forward to meeting more lovely families this season in La Plagne and Val D'isere. Along with the nannying and childcare I have also worked on a 1:1 basis with children with additional needs. Including ADHD, global development delay and autism. 

 

Emily 
Val d'Isere
Full time nanny 

Hello, I’m Emily, I’m 21 from Edinburgh in Scotland. I’ve been working with children since I was 15 and have my level 3 in Childcare. I’ve worked with children from 3 months to 14 years. While working towards my qualification I was based in a preschool and have also worked in summer camps and kids clubs over 5s. This will be my second season with little chicks and third overall. I’m so excited to be returning and waking up surrounded by the snow knowing that each week is different and incredibly fun. I can’t wait to get back on the slopes, getting messy with arts and crafts, rocking some questionable face paint all day and most importantly make sure every families has the best holiday they possible can. I can’t wait to meet you all!

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