What do we do?



Alpine Nanny has over ten years 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 am I?

Alpine Nanny began as a business in 2013 to provide childcare in Zermatt. I am Catherine Brooksmith and I have been working in Zermatt for the past 4 winters, here is a bit about me.

I started nannying as a children’s club nanny on a summer season. 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 have set up Alpine Nanny independently in one of the most spectacular winter ski and summer hiking resorts.

As Alpine Nanny I am now providing childcare for families who come out to Zermatt and need a nanny while enjoying a ski holiday.

I’m looking forward to working with some wonderful new families as Alpine Nanny and making sure you as parents have the peace of mind your child is in the best possible care.

Our rates

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


  • Without pre-booking
  • 12 pre-booked hours
  • 1 week, 4 hours per day
  • 1 week, 6 hours per day
  • 1 week, 8 hours per day
  • 1 week, 10 hours per day
  • Baby sitting after 6pm
  • Hour

  • CHF

    Hourly rate

  • 35
  • 34
  • 33
  • 32
  • 31
  • 30
  • 25
  • Total

  • CHF

    Total cost

  • no
  • 408
  • 792
  • 1152
  • 1488
  • 1800
  • no

The hours are based on a 6 day ski holiday.

Pre-booked hours are minimum hours due, extra hours charged at the same rate.

Minimum booking 2 hours childcare per day.

Additional 10% for 3+ children.

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 CHF25 per hour before 12pm and CHF30 after 12pm.

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

For New Years Eve and Christmas Eve rates are double.

Cancelation of a weeks booking of Nannying/babysitting with out two weeks notice will incur a charge.

Babysitting canceled with out valid reason and loss of booking will have a charge of an hours babysitting for each night that had been confirmed.

Last-minute*  bookings will incur a 10chf fee. (*made less than 2 hours before the

requested start-time or made after 6pm for the following morning).


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 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 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.