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Lesley Valentine

About Me

Name:Lesley Valentine
D.O.B.:1 October 1953
Languages Spoken: English
Resorts I can work in: Espace Killy
3 Valleys
La Rosiere
Saint Foy
CRB Check:01 May 2018

Experience & Qualifications


I ski to a pretty good level and really enjoy hitting the slopes with friends and family. Outside of winter we take advantage of all the summer activities on offer (swimming, horse riding, high ropes etc.). I enjoy travelling and autumn 2018 was a volunteer English teacher for an NGO in Peru and this autumn I was teaching in El Salvador.

British Red Cross First Aid for Babies and Children trained.
Volunteer Assistant at the Ecole Maternelle La Plagne, helping 3-5 year olds, before, during and after ski/snow shoe sessions.
Completed french volunteer training course to assist Ecole Maternelle during class swimming sessions
Languages: English and everyday French and Spanish
Professional qualification: Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (DipM, MCIM)
My professional work history is on LinkedIn.
University de La Sabana, Colombia – Mature student studying Spanish summer/autumn 2015
University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate in English Language Teaching – CELTA (2010)
DBS July 2018

Since winter 2014 I have regularly been looking after my grandchildren (now aged 11, 8 & 7) after school, at weekend and during school holidays.
2016/17/18/19 I have provided child care on an ‘as needs’ basis for Alpine Child Care as well as privately. This has been a mix of babysitting, child care for holidaymakers, looking after children who are unable to go to school or nursery because they are unwell (and their parents have work commitments).
The ages in my care range from 3 months to 10 years old, supervising up to 6 over 5's at a time. I am happy to cook and feed the child/children, take them out for an activity, as well as put them to bed during the afternoon and/or evening.

My References

Reference Received from: Joanna Greenwood


"I have know Lesley for over 5 years now and she is great with both my children (8 months and 6 years old). She is very calm, takes everything in her stride, is reliable and I trust her completely. She has looked after my youngest since he was 4 months old and he has a big smile whenever he sees her."
Reference Received from: Nick Barr


"Lesley is a fantastic babysitter and a lovely person. Even before we arrived on holiday, Lesley was extremely helpful over email, helping us source a few things we needed for our hols. She babysat for us twice during our holiday and was brilliant. As soon as you meet Lesley you know that she is trustworthy, warm and someone that you are able to leave your children with and have no worries at all. Our 2 year old woke up crying at one point (very unusual for her) and Lesley gently cuddled her back to a sleepy state and she slept through after that. We're so grateful that we found her and she really helped make our holiday great. Thanks Alpine Childcare and Lesley.

La Plagne, March 2017
Reference Received from: Helen Rajpar


"We had Lesley to look after 10 month old Jack for 3 full days during our week in Belle Plagne. She was reliable and friendly, and we felt confident leaving Jack with her from the offset. She brought a sledge to take him for walks, and extra toys for him to play with, and obviously had a lot of experience looking after young children. He was happy and settled in her company, and we wouldn't hesitate to use her services again in the future.

Helen Rajpar
March 2017
Reference Received from: Gildas Walton


"Lesley Valentine looked after our 1 year old in La Plagne last week for the full week and she also babysat our 8 year old when he was sick. She was wonderful. She is punctual and professional, kind and reliable. She was perfect and our kids loved her.

Thank you

Gildas, April 2017

Reference Received from: Paul Woodhouse


"We had a fantastic time in La Plagne which was made all the better by having Lesley and Robyn to help us. Both of them were great and very flexible - we had 5 children of differing ages - the two youngest (both 2 year olds) had constant childcare - we would just pop in every now and then from the slopes with the others as and when they got tired. Both nannies took this in their stride. The oldest child is 8 and they even helped her with homework something that neither of us (parents) were able to encourage. Without Lesley and Robyn we wouldn’t have been able to have a holiday! Have a great rest of the season ladies.

Paul Woodhouse
La Plagne
February 2018
Reference Received from: Nicci Morgan


"Lesley surpassed our expectations and was absolutely wonderful, we cannot recommend her highly enough. Our 6 month old daughter had only been left with family for short periods of time prior to this trip, but she settled with Lesley as soon as she arrived and gave her big smiles every morning when she returned. Lesley brought age appropriate toys, sang her nursery rhymes, helped improve her naps in the cot, and encouraged her to develop over the week - encouraging her to sit and indulging in her love of chatting. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a more perfect ’stranger' to leave her with and while we initially only booked Lesley for 4 half mornings, we ended up asking her to stay for 6 mornings and one full day, we felt that comfortable with her. I wish Lesley was living down the road from us in the UK as I’d have her round all of the time! We will definitely be using Lesley again should we return to La Plagne and the Alps. Thank you Alpine Child Care for allowing us to meet Lesley - she was more than brilliant and I only wish we could have had more time with her.
Nicci & Chris Morgan, UK.
La Plagne
Feb/March 2018
Reference Received from: Lisa Willcocks


"Lesley looked after our 2 year old son in Belle Plagne for the week of 1st April 2018. She was fantastic with him, and he really enjoyed spending time with her. She is really kind and sensible, and I felt very confident leaving him with her. I would definitely recommend her.

Lisa Taylor
La Plagne
April 2018
Reference Received from: Laurel Zegal


"Lesley Valentine is an absolute joy to work with! Our child immediately felt comfortable with her, probably due to the fact that she treated him exactly like a lovely grandmother would. She arrived on time every day, always with a new treasure to entertain, and was happy to take him outside to play in the snow. She worked with us when our schedule changed a little which was great, but most importantly I felt completely comfortable leaving my child in her her care. Lesley is an amazing nanny, and anyone would be lucky to have her watch their child!

Laurel Zegal
La Plagne
February 2018
Reference Received from: Cathy Taylor


" Lesley Valentine (alongside another nanny) looked after our 6 children (aged between 5 and 7) during our recent holiday in La Plagne. Lesley was friendly, approachable, helpful and great with the children. Every day she met our children at ski school and walked them (and all their equipment!) back to our chalet. She sorted them lunch and made sure they had a variety of fun activities to fill their afternoon. Every day we came back to very happy children telling us about the fun they had had and the new songs/games they had been taught. ​

Lesley also proactively suggested fun things to do with the children such as going out for a snowy picnic and tobogganing, both of which the children loved. I would thoroughly recommend Lesley, as would my children!

Cathy Taylor
La Plagne
January 2019
Reference Received from: Ben Sandy


"Lesley was brilliant. She was brilliant with Maddie (7 months) and was very eager to help with the rest of the family. She was flexible, thoughtful, caring and had the children’s well being at the forefront of mind at all times.

Ben Sandy
La Plagne
April 2019
Reference Received from: Caroline Upson


"Our two small children both aged 2 had an instant connection with Lesley. They looked forward to seeing her every day and it made our ski trip so much easier knowing they were happy to be left with her. Thanks Lesley for being such a great nanny to our children!

Kind regards
La Plagne
February 2020