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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 Sep 2014

Experience & Qualifications


I ski to a pretty good level and really enjoy hitting the slopes with friends, family and my grandchildren (who will soon be hard to keep up with!). At home I limit TV/tablet time by encouraging the children to play and be creative. Outside of winter we take advantage of all the summer activities on offer (swimming, horse riding, high ropes etc.) and I enjoy travelling and spent this Autumn backpacking round SE Asia.

Volunteer Assistant at the Ecole Maternelle La Plagne, 2015 and 2016 helping the petit and moyenne sections (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.
British Red Cross First Aid for Babies and Children trained.
Before having two children I worked as an Au Pair looking after two children aged 6 months and 18 months full time for 6 months in Paris.
University de La Sabana, Colombia – Mature student studying Spanish summer/autumn 2015
University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate in English Language Teaching – CELTA (2010)
Professional qualification: Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (DipM, MCIM)
My professional work history is on LinkedIn.

Since winter 2014 I have regularly been looking after my grandchildren (now aged 9, 6 & 5) after school and all weekend in La Plagne. I took all 3 for a weeks holiday in the south of France alone during half term this year.
2016/17 I provided child care on an ‘as needs’ basis. This has been a mix of babysitting, child care for holidaymakers, looking after children who are unable to go to school or crèche because they are unwell (and their parents have work commitments) and looking after my grandchildren after school and during the holidays.
The ages in my care range from 3 months to 10 years old, up to 5 children 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: 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: 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: 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: 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."