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ESF Childcare, Les Houches

Don't miss out on the mountains, put your children in safe hands for the day

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This ski school offer childcare for children from 3 years upwards. The kids will get their first introduction to skiing in a protected area featuring special equipment including a rope tow, mini-ski tows, structures and welcoming figures to encourage learning. All instructors / carers are fully qualified and speak English.

The resort, together with the French Ski School, has made a great effort to provide facilities for the 3-5 year age group to enable them to take their first steps in learning to ski. Once over the age of 6 they can start on ski lessons and can spend all day on the mountain with their instructors. 

Pitchoune Club: (For those little ones aged 2 to 3 years old) 1.5hrs of games in the snow before putting on skis. With a maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 4 children your children will learn to be at home in the winter environment with snow games (sledge, snowshoes, scooter). 

Piou Piou Club: (for 3 to 5 year olds) This is located in a secure area and is bursting with games and activities for young children. Some firm favourites include a giant caterpillar, a ski merry-go-round, a tip up bridge, a small springboard, and of course the numerous inflatables and fun animal mascots.

Specially qualified instructors help the children at this young age learn and use a maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 6 children. At the end of the week your child will be presented with a medal in front of all the other parents and children.

You can choose for children just to attend the nursery in the morning, afternoon or over lunch time. The morning session will be from 09:15 to 11:30, afternoon lessons during the Christmas holidays from 14:15 to 16:45 and afternoon lessons during the February holidays from 14.45 to 17:15. The lunch time lessons are offered during the February holidays from 12noon to 14:30.

Flocon Lessons: (For 3 to 5 year olds) For those who have already achieved Ourson Level, these group lessons are held from Sunday to Friday, in both the morning or the afternoon. Groups are kept small, with a maximum size of 8 and instructors make it their priority to help the children progress whilst having fun at the same time. Outside of the school holidays, lessons are mainly in the morning. Morning lessons run all winter long from 09:00 to 11:30. Afternoon lessons during the Christmas holidays are from 14:00 to 16:30 and during the February holiday from 14:30 to 17:00. The lunch time lessons are offered during the February holidays from 12noon to 14:30.

Private Lessons: (For 3 to 5 year olds) A bespoke service adapted to your child’s needs. Private lessons will facilitate faster progress and a more personalised learning. Lessons are given at the Piou Piou Club or at the Prarion lift, depending on your child's age and level.

You can also combine the Piou Piou Club or Flocons Lessons with the nursery so that your little ones can be looked after safely all day long. you can choose between a morning ski lesson, lunch and then nursery or begin with nursery first, followed by lunch and then an afternoon ski.

Private lessons, group lessons and a ski + nursery combination are all also available to children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. In addition to these offerings there is also the choice of the "Super 7" group lesson.

Super 7: (For children aged between 6 and 12) This is somewhere between a private lesson and a group lesson as group sizes are restricted to between 4 and 7 children. They are offered during the school holidays and start at the very relaxed time of 11:45. This smaller group size allows children to progress better.

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


  • Activities
  • Children's Activities
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
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  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Ski Lessons


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  • 74310