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ESF Childcare, Meribel

The only ski school in Meribel with a creche for children aged 18 months to 5 years

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Registered day care club where your child will have fun with new friends and for those aged between 3 and 5, fun toys, games and obstacles ensure that their first experience on skis is happy and safe allowing you to enjoy your time on the slopes!

Les Saturnins Day Care (18mths - 3yrs)
Children are welcome for half or full days, with or without lunch. The club includes English speaking staff to ensure there are no communication barriers with your child. The activities range from reading, singing and watching cool videos indoors and the outdoor activities include tobogganing, various snow games, snowshoes, and walks in the snow.

Mini Club Piou Piou (3-4yrs)
This club is especially for 3 year olds and is the ideal way for your children to have fun and learn the essentials of winter sport.

Your child will enjoy learning by following the process of Piou Piou, the talisman icon of the ESF. Piou Piou is a rather large yellow chick who has many friends that your child will meet and learn from. Piou Piou gets his/her name from the sound a small chick makes when pecking at food. Apparently!

The Mini Piou Piou Club has all the modern day equipment including mini-lifts, magic carpets, figurines of Piou Piou's friends and other learning tools all there to encourage learning for your child. 

Club Piou Piou (4-5yrs)

Everything about Club Piou Piou is aimed at the enjoyment and learning process of skiing for children. Qualified professional ski instructors will help your child learn how to balance and stand on their skis, building their confidence and making learning fun. The secure snow garden features special equipment such as mini ski tows, magic carpets and inflatable structures. Children can join in for half or full day sessions, with or without lunch. Male and female instructors supervise, encourage and instruct tiny tots in skiing and other games on the snow. And at the end of their stay children will win their own special "Piou-Piou" Club medal.

There are 3 kindergartens for your children in the Méribel area, Chaudanne, Rond Point des Pistes and Mottaret which are open every day including the weekends from 09:00 to 17:00.

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Visitor comments

  • "We had a great experience at the ESF in Mottaret for my children who were in the flacon class and for me as a debutant. Highly recommended and can't speak well enough about Flore and Sylvie and Jean-Luc." - Trip Advisor
  • "We had the same instructor for the week and she pushed the boys they were reasonably competent skiers but they improved greatly. We were there at Christmas and they acted as tour guides ensuring that we knew what was going on to celebrate. I had an adult instructor who made sure I had maps and routes to ski in the afternoon on my own -can't keep up with the boys anymore." - Trip Advisor
  • "Got my two children in the ESF ski school. Always got very good teachers and good organisation." - Trip Advisor

What to bring

You will need to bring:

Club Piou Piou

  • The child's ski equipment - labelled (The kindergarden have labels available)
  • Helmet, gloves and sunglasses
  • A completed Medical form for the child (available on the website)

Les Saturnins

  • Childs health card or ID
  • Slippers, diapers and a change of clothes
  • Outdoor clothes for playing in the snow
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock / high protection sun cream
  • Gloves and hat
  • Their teddy bear/blankie, pacifier and snacks

Equipment can be left at the club for the duration of their stay.


  • Families & Kids
  • Kids' Club / Activities
  • Kids' lessons


  • Activities
  • Children's Activities
  • Skiing
  • Booking Assistance
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Catering
  • Flexible catering options
  • Lunch


  • Address
  • BP17, Méribel
  • 73550