Hello, I’m Valerie. I have been taking care of children of all ages for over 20 years. I trained for 2 years to become a Nursery School Teacher and gained an ECEC qualification in childcare from Birth to 6 years. I have worked mainly as a nanny in various locations around the world, looking after children of all ages.
I am certified in Paediatric First Aid, fully insured and also have an OCN certificate in Maternity Nursing.
Through my work I have looked after children from birth through to teenagers, though I specialise in babies and young children. I am very active and enjoy being outdoors with the children getting to know them, finding adventures and discovering the mountain or the village, but equally I like experimenting with crafts and paints and playing in the house if the weather is bad or the children need a rest.
When I am not working as a nanny in the Alps, I enjoy gardening, or backpacking to exciting new places, or visiting family back home in Zimbabwe.
I first came to Samoens over 14 years ago and have been visiting here regularly since. I enjoyed it so much that this is now my fifth year living in the valley. I can’t teach skiing, but if your children are fairly competent then I can ski with them around the beginner areas; green slopes and drag lifts only, before or after their lessons to get a few more practice runs in. I see it as my job to keep your children happy, cared for and entertained so that you can all enjoy your skiing holiday at this wonderful resort.
Valerie looked after the kids from two families- five in total- last February half term during a weeks ski trip. She really was fantastic with the kids and nothing seemed to phase her at all! She was organised, professional and excellent with all the kids aged 5-10 years old. She played lots of games and kept them fully entertained. She took all 5 to and from ski lessons, equipped with picnic and snacks. She was truly wonderful and made the whole holiday a stress free, enjoyable holiday enjoyed by all. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. Thanks a million!
Really pleased with the service provided by Valerie. Felt very comfortable leaving my toddler in her capable hands. Nothing was too much trouble and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her time with Valerie. Would be happy to recommend.
Brilliant service, my two year old daughter loves Valerie and would wave us off with a smile rather than clinging to my leg! Friendly, professional, highly recommended.
Emily and Val were amazing!!!