« Return to Home

Catherine Mcmillan-Dawson

About Me

Name:Catherine Mcmillan-Dawson
D.O.B.:3 June 1985
Languages Spoken: English
Resorts I can work in: Portes de Soleil
CRB Check:01 Oct 2019

Experience & Qualifications


Hello my name is Katy and I am returning to the mountains this winter after spending a lot of time in London and the Middle East. I have been working extremely hard in 24-7 roles for some amazing international/VIP families but now it’s time to take some time for myself and have fun playing in the snow. I love snowboarding but I can also ski too! I’m taking Yoga classes and having a go at learning French this year!

9 GCSES Passes
NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education
Paediatric first aid certified


I have worked in childcare for 15 years! Working in seasonal positions as a private nanny up to running my own crèche. Companies such as Powder Byrne/Mark Warner/P&O Cruises/ Chilly Powder! My wealth of experience working as a temp nanny makes me the perfect addition to your holiday as I am knowledgeable, professional, flexible and an expert when it comes to Winter holidays with children of all ages.

My References

Reference Received from: Nick Page


"To Whom it May Concern,Katy worked at Chilly Powder between2009 and 2015 as a Nanny and then Head Nanny. Chilly Powder cater for many families and we are particularly proud of our in house crèche, childcare teamand facilities. From her first season with us, Katy’s energy and enthusiasmmade her stand out as a highly skilled valued member of the team, which was reflected in her subsequent promotions.As Head Nanny, Katy’s duties included training nannies upon their arrival in resort on the systems and procedures in operation in the creche. The role also included liasing with parents to ensure all information relating to the care of their children for the duration of their holiday wasaccurate, creating staff rotas and planning childcare ratios, coordinating ski school drop off and collection services and keeping a happy and well motivated team of nannies.This is in addition to her day to day duties caring for children.As this wasa management role there wasalso an amount of administration required to ensure information wascollected in advance of arrivals, extra creche time accounted for and recorded and security and safety measures followed.Katy was always punctual, professional and friendly. She was very popular with staff and guests and was often singled out for praise by guests.Katy is a fantastic Nanny and is brilliant with children, I would highly recommend her for any similar work.Please feel free to contact me if you need any additional information.

Regards Nick Page
Chilly Powder
Winter and Summer Mountain Holidays in the French Alps
E: nick@chillypowder.com
T: 00 33 450 74 75 21
Reference Received from: Suzie Gatt