What do we do?

Here at Alpine Nanny we provide qualified nannies with experience caring for children of all ages in the Alps. We put together fun filled programs which will keep your children entertained while you explore the slopes or nightlife that Zermatt has to offer. From making snow angels and snow castles to ice skating and sledging, we’ll find age-appropriate activities for your children to keep them happy.

These are the kind of activities your children could enjoy: going to the ice caves; visiting the farm animals; ice skating; sledging; train and bubble rides, not forgetting toasty stop-off’s for hot chocolate and crêpes! Even on those not so active days, we’ll always find fun creative activities indoors and out. We have found Zermatt to be a very family friendly resort and it’s great for young children, from those who are not quite big enough to ski to those who love to get on the slopes.

Zermatt has so much to offer, it’s car free, quiet and has an enormous selection of restaurants on and off the mountain. There’s little to worry about with children around. The town has developed many fun activities and kids areas so your children need never be bored.

How it works

Either you can choose how you would like your child’s care to be planned out or we can decide on the most suitable range of activities for the time that you’d like us to take care of your children. Maybe you’d like an extra hand on those ski school mornings so you can get ready for your ski time while we take care of your children?

If your children are new to ski school, we can stay a while and give them that little extra encouragement to make sure the lessons go well. Then we’ll pick them up after their exciting class and take them for a fun filled afternoon.

If you also fancy an evening out for dinner at one of Zermatt’s world-renowned restaurants or a look around the boutique shops, perhaps a little time to unwind with an after-ski drink or in one of the many spas on offer, then babysitting is also available. Whatever childcare needs you have we can create a plan that works for you and help your family have a wonderful holiday.

Who we are?

Alpine Nanny began as a business in 2013 to provide private childcare to families on holiday with their children in Zermatt.

I am Catherine Brooksmith and I have set up Alpine Nanny. We have been providing childcare for families in Zermatt since 2013.

I started nannying as a children’s club nanny on a summer season in 2004. Having finished my CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education at Peterborough College in 2004, I fell in love with the idea of working abroad with children in an environment that is always changing.

I worked with Scott Dunn, one of the best ski and Mediterranean holiday companies for 16 seasons in chalets, villas, hotels and apartments.

Over the years I have gained vast experience with babies, toddlers and children during seasons as well as while working privately for families back in the UK.

I have always loved working and living in the Alps and working with different families each week.

I have worked in Zermatt since 2009 and have fallen in love with the place. I have now made Zermatt my home and I have set up Alpine Nanny independently in one of the most spectacular winter ski and summer hiking resorts to provide professional nannies for families on holiday.

We are looking forward to working with some wonderful new families and our returning little guests at Alpine Nanny. We will make sure you as parents, have the peace of mind that your child is in the best possible care with a professional nanny.

Baby Equipment

We have the following equipment available at your request when having childcare.
This equipment is also available to rent during your stay – even if you are not using Alpine Nanny services. Prices available upon request.

*Buggies – doubles (Mountain Buggy & Phil & Ted’s) & singles (Phil & Ted’s & Chicco)
*Travel cots (with mattresses)
*Sterilizers (microwave & electric)
*Bottle warmers
*Baby monitors
*Booster seats (lunchtime booster seats)
*Bed guards
*Baby baths
*Toilet training seats
*Baby bath seat (0-3 months)
*Baby bath seat (3 months and above)
*Night lights

Our rates

Please contact us with your requirements and we can provide a specific quote

Childcare: 35CHF per hour
Babysitting: 30CHF per hour (after 18:30)
After midnight: 35CHF per hour
New Year’s Eve: 60CHF per hour

For a full quote, please contact us using the form below.

Minimum booking 2 hours childcare per day.

Baby-sitting rates do not apply to pre-arranged booked hours of childcare set out during the day.
If baby-sitting is required this is an additional cost of CHF30 per hour before 12pm and CHF35 after 12pm.

During peak weeks we will only take full week bookings (half day or full day), unless
availability arises.

New Years Eve/Christmas Eve babysitting: 60CHF per hour

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation of a one week booking of Nannying without two weeks notice will incur a charge.
Cancellation of Babysitting without valid reason and/or 24 hours hours notice will incur a charge of two hours babysitting for each night that had been confirmed.



Testimonial from Scott Dunn:
Catherine has worked as a Nanny for Scott Dunn for a good number of years and has gained a great deal of experience in that time working with a number of age groups and families. Catherine is a natural with children and parents have always been extremely happy with her level of care and great flexibility. I can highly recommend Catherine as a nanny and her knowledge of Zermatt will be a great advantage to families choosing to holiday in the resort.

Testimonial from a Mother from London:
Catherine worked with us to look after our two pre-school children sole-charge. She is an incredibly trustworthy and warm individual who is able to create a lovely bond with children very quickly. Catherine is a very calm person who genuinely adores children. Both my kids and I have very fond memories of her and I have no doubts that her business Alpine Nanny will be a big success.

Testimonial from the Gebbie Family – East Sussex:
“The best Nanny in the world’s best ski resort”
Catherine is an outstanding Nanny and we would recommend her to other families without hesitation. We have used her services on a number of occasions and she is equally adept looking after babies or children. Her enthusiasm for her job is obvious and our daughter loved all the activities Catherine laid on. She is simultaneously professional, utterly trustworthy and hugely popular with the children in her care.