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About Me

D.O.B.:1 January 1970
Languages Spoken: English
Resorts I can work in: Espace Killy
CRB Check:01 Oct 2022

Experience & Qualifications


Hello,I'm Lorraine and I first visited Tignes in 1987.Since then I have returned many times.

My desire to work with children led me to a career in teaching, which I pursued for several years. In 2004 I moved to a managerial position with a national educational charity, working with teachers and pupils in classrooms in primary, junior and infant schools.

In 2008,I swapped the whiteboard of the classroom(much as I loved it) for the white slopes - initially for just one season! I am now resident in France,and live in Tignes most of the year, helping families in both the winter and summer seasons.I have the French equivalent of the DBS check, and am fully insured to carry out childcare activities in France.

I look forward to meeting parents and children in Tignes, and enabling everybody make the most their time in this amazing resort.



I have extensive experience with children with over 20 years teaching experience in UK schools, and schools in Germany, Cyprus, and the Middle East.I also have experience working with children who have additional needs.

I'm available to help families enjoy their time in Tignes, and have plenty of experience with babies and children of all ages. In the past I have worked as an event nanny for a UK childcare agency,and in UK creches and holiday clubs, as well as in schools. I have also helped care for several nieces and nephews, friends' children, and two now teenage godchildren.

Having spent a lot of time in time in Tignes over several years, I know resort very well. I like to capture the interests of each child so they are able to get the most out of their time in resort. Many outdoor activities are easily accessed, as well as games, creative activities, baking, painting, jewellery and model making etc.

I have a repertoire of ideas as well as good stack of toys and books for babies, toddlers and older children, craft materials,games and other items to keep all ages occupied and happy. Safety is always considered in our activities, whilst having fun.

Enough from me - please take a look at the references below.

My References

Reference Received from: Claire Black


"Lorraine has looked after our son, Zac, for a week or more each ski season over the last 3 years since he was 10 months old. They got on so well that she looked after him for more than 4 weeks this winter.

On each occasion Lorraine has provided an inexhaustible range of age-appropriate activities. Weather permitting, there was always a trip out; to the farm, to the trampoline, to see the rescue dogs, or to the play park and the odd sneaky hot chocolate.

The usual refrain before bedtime this year was “is ‘Raine coming to play tomorrow?”
She has always been punctual and accommodating of last minute changes of plan.
I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone looking for reliable childcare in Tignes.
Reference Received from: Clare Byrd


"Lorraine cared exceptionally well for our two daughters (4yrs and 2 yrs) during a recent trip to the Alps; neither of our girls were 100% (with coughs, colds and sore noses - made only worse by the Alpine Environment!) We were confident to leave the girls with such a caring professional (the third season that Lorraine has looked after the girls)."
Reference Received from: Cecilia Landman


"Lorraine a gardé notre fille Ava de 16 mois à Tignes pendant 1 semaine tous les après-midi. Elle a été vraiment formidable avec elle et Ava a été à l'aise dès la fin du 1er jour. Elle lui a donné à déjeuner, a joué avec elle, s'est promenée, lui a fait faire de la peinture et des dessins et nous étions ravis. De plus, elle nous envoyait tous les jours un petit message quand nous étions sur les pistes pour nous dire que tout allait bien.
Lorraine est très calme et patiente. Elle a toujours des idées pour occuper les enfants.
Je la recommande et si nous retournons à Tignes l'année prochaine nous ferons de nouveau appel à elle.
Reference Received from: Joe and Ann Martin


"Lorraine Setterfield was our nanny during our stay in Val d'Isere last week, and looked after our 4 year old daughter, Emily, for 6 days from around 8am to 4pm each day.

We have skied for 7 years now, and needed nannies for 4 of them. Lorraine is the best nanny we have ever encountered. Emily has special needs (Downs Syndrome), and could not have been looked after better. Lorraine not only brought her out for lots of fresh air, but did multiple and varied activities with her. They did lots of arts and crafts, baking and trips out. Emily formed a great relationship with Lorraine, as did we all. Lorraine has a calm, mature take on things, which gives her a big advantage. She genuinely seems to enjoy working with kids - at least with ours. Her communication skills are outstanding.

So I unreservedly recommend Lorraine to anyone looking for a responsible nanny who will stimulate their children. I just hope she isn't booked out when we go looking for her in the coming years!

Joe & Ann Martin - February 2016
Reference Received from: Stephan Somville


"Lorraine s’est occupée de notre petite fille de 2.5 ans durant 8 jours et occasionnellement de notre fils de 6 ans. Très attentionnée, pleine d’idées pour occuper les enfants, elle organise des activités et cerise sur le gâteau, elle organise avec votre accord, des sorties à l’extérieur ce qui enchante les petits. Flexible en ce qui concerne les horaires, on ne pouvait pas trouver mieux pour la réussite de nos vacances. Sa connaissance du français est suffisamment bonne pour communiquer et se faire comprendre de tous.

Lorraine took care of our 2.5 years old for 8 days and occasionally of our 6 years old son. Very professional, full of ideas to keep the kids busy, she also take the kids out with your permission and visit a farm, the security and the dogs,…. The kids loved it. She adapted her roster according to our needs, she was really part of a successful holidays. Her French is good, she can easily communicate in case of any problems.
Reference Received from: Karine Rabourdin


"Lorraine est une nounou très professionnelle, serviable, gentille ponctuelle et discrète . Nous lui avons confié notre bébé de 8 mois en toute confiance.
Nous avons fait appel à ses services lors de nos vacances.
Si nous devions revenir à tigne nous referons appel à elle.
Reference Received from: Helen Valenzuela


"Lorraine is a pleasant,reliable person and engages quickly and easily with the children. She arrived each morning at our chalet laden with activities and ideas to entertain the kids ( three toddlers of 2yrs11mths,2 yrs3mths and 14 mths ). They latched onto her quickly and she kept them entertained both inside the chalet and out in the snow.When older brother and sister returned from ski classes,she did craft classes with them which they loved. I would certainly recommend Lorraine and not hesitate to re-employ her if we are in Tignes again. "
Reference Received from: Tracy Tallett


"I was so thrilled with Lorraine's obvious care and affection for children. From the moment she met us, her welcoming and friendly personality shone. She 'made' our holiday as it was clear from the first day that our daughters were very happy in her care leaving us some free time to enjoy the slopes.

The day we arrived my daughter came down with chicken pox - but even this did not concern Lorraine - she took everything in her stride and cared for my daughter perfectly.

Every day Lorraine bought a magic box of toys and activities for the children so they certainly did not have time to be bored. We came home from the slopes to baked cookies and cards that the children had made - simply delightful!

Lorraine was punctual and so flexible for us. In addition she gave us invaluable advice on where we should go and what we should do in the area so we had super nights out.

We certainly hope to ski next year if possible - Lorraine will be the reason we return to Val Claret.
Reference Received from: Emma Mulholland


"Lorraine comes across as a positive, honest person and is open to meeting people, including having a real interest in children, both the younger and slightly older age groups. Lorraine has a very good knowledge about the resort and is keen to help the families she works with. She seemed to know the kinds of things our 7 and 10 yr old children would like to do during their holiday, and they really enjoyed the two afternoons they spent with her (a ride on the funicular to see the view and drink hot chocolate, sledging at Le Lac, or going out for pizza and crepes). They told us they sat on a ski-doo and went bungee jumping on trampolines too. I know they laughed a lot together and the smiling faces on the photos she sent us when we got home are very happy memories! "
Reference Received from: Clare Farndon


"Lorraine cared for our 8 month old daughter during a recent ski trip to Tignes, it was the first time that our daughter had been in the care of a Nanny and I was impressed by Lorraine's professionalism, punctuality, caring and enthusiastic nature. I was confident to leave our daughter in Lorraine's care."
Reference Received from: Caroline Heytons


"I met Lorraine during last Xmast holiday and she has been wonderful with my 8 years ' daughter who only wanted to ski in the morning. She found out what was her interests and she taught her many creative activities , they went out as soon as the weather permitted. Nearly every day after her afternoon work, she sent me by email pictures of what they've done together.

She 's very professional and I highly recommend her.
Caroline Heytens.
Reference Received from: Alexia Drakakis


"Lorraine looked after 4 kids in our party in Feb 2012 (3 kids aged 4 and 1 aged 5). She always turned up as agreed and enthusiastically looked after all children. Lorraine's manner was kind and supportive to the kids, and they enjoyed the activities she did with them - ranging from cupcake making to dough play, colouring in, playing in the snow and reading stories. She expected good behaviour and the kids respected this whilst having fun at the same time. It must have been a handful, but Lorraine managed it admirably. It resulted in a stress-free holiday for everyone and enabled us to strike a good balance between enjoying our skiing and spending good times with our children."
Reference Received from: Caspar Glyn


"Lorraine looked after our 6 year old daughter...the only problem was that she often wanted to spend time with Lorraine rather than ski.

Firstly Lorraine was always on time and met us where we needed her to at the time we set and communication was easy and clear. She is safe with Children and ensures that they are safe but enjoy and have fun in a ski resort.

Hope loved being with Lorraine: she is warm, loving, kind and kept her entertained. She is creative, fun and gentle.

I have no hesitation in recommending Lorraine to others: in fact when we returned one of our party used her for her 3 year old daughter and was similarly delighted.

Reference Received from: Rebecca Towlerton


"Lorraine has been wonderful. From the moment she met Beatrix she took charge, played with Bea and Joshua. She is totally trustworthy and brilliant with children. Beatrix has had a wonderful time with Lorraine. She has no end of creativity, making cakes, painting, drawing, decorating gingerbread men, the list is endless. She has a wonderful relationship with both of our children and fitted into our family beautifully. My family holiday was made by Lorraine's ability to fit in and be as flexible as we needed. She has made it a really special holiday for us all.

I would throughly recommend Lorraine to anyone.

Kind regards and thank you

Rebecca Towlerton
Tignes, January 2013
Reference Received from: Aida Cable


"“I am writing to say how delighted my husband and I were with Lorraine. She provided a very high standard of care for Charlie, organised a fun-packed week of activities and ensured that we had a relaxed and happy holiday. It was an added and valuable bonus that
she knows the resort so well. My son loved Lorraine and we would recommend her highly to your customers. Please feel free to pass on my contact details as a referee”.

Aida Cable
Reference Received from: Estha Heiden


"I wanted to get in touch to thank you for introducing us to Lorraine Setterfield. Lorraine was a breath of fresh air and really made our holiday so much better than we expected
by assisting us with the care of our two children Lucas and Marisa.

She made sure that Lucas thoroughly enjoyed his first snow experience and had him outdoors everyday so that he was active and happy, meeting animals, playing in the snowy play park and sledging his way around Tignes.

She is passionate about skiing so was able to give us information on where to ski and what to do. She genuinely added value so that we were able to focus on enjoying our own holiday and had some happy kids to return to after a morning on the slopes, a perfect balance.

Lorraine is somebody that I felt I could trust implicitly. She is a caring and practical person that the kids took to in a what is really such a short period of time.

I would definitely recommend Lorraine & Alpine Child Care to families looking for a flexible child care solution on their next trip to the Alps.

Estha, Stuart, Marisa and Lucas.
Reference Received from: Isaline Medcalf


"We consider we were very lucky to have Lorraine taking care of our children on 3 mornings while we went skiing.
She showed punctuality, reliability (she did exactly what we had agreed, like meeting for lunch or preparing a salad for the kids), initiative (brought toys, stickers, bubbles, offered to visit a nearby farm, to take the children on the telepherique), a lot of humour and professional skills (she spoke English or French to the children according to their ability to understand the language, she had to deal to put 2 reluctant screaming children to bed).
She was very professional and very nice. We could not have asked for better and will certainly keep her details for our next holiday in Tignes next year.
Isaline Medcalf
Tignes, 2011 & 2012
Reference Received from: Jude Moryoussef


"Lorraine helped us when we came to Tignes over half term and completely made it a fantastic holiday for us all!

Every morning she would come prepared with a full bag of creative ideas and a plan for the day! She was delightful! One usually is a bit apprehensive when leaving your child with someone they don't know, let alone in another country, but I didn't worry one bit! I even left my other children with her when they were ill. She was completely flexible and accommodating in whatever way she could be!

I would definitely recommend her and would use her myself again!

Judith Moryoussef
Reference Received from: Hannah Webster


"We were delighted with Lorraine. She is reliable, level headed and thought really carefully about the needs of our daughter. We would highly recommend her

Hannah Webster
Tignes - March 2017
Reference Received from: Victoria Sandars


"Lorraine looked after our daughter, Sophie (15), who has learning difficulties and she was absolutely brilliant with her. She was patient, kind and fun. She came along to the chalet with a variety of activities for Sophie to participate in. She also went to a lot of trouble to take Sophie out and about around the resort to make sure she had fun and action-packed days. Sophie really enjoyed her days with Lorraine and warmed to her instantly. I would not hesitate to recommend Lorraine to a family looking for childcare.

Kind regards
Victoria Sandars
Tignes, April 2017
Reference Received from: Abi Banks


"Lorraine is punctual, reliable, safe, kind and organised.
She has excellent knowledge of Tignes and knows all the places to take children- the huskies, the igloos, the mountain rescue dog and skiddos, crepes etc.
She cooked for our son and did craft and games with him, which he enjoyed.
She gave us some very helpful information about restaurants, markets and local activities.
She was very helpful indeed.

I hope this helps,
Best wishes,
Abi Banks
January 2019
Reference Received from: Laura Maubon


"Lorraine was the first non nursery, non family looking after Louie (16 months) and we were extremely comfortable leaving him with her. He seemed happy and calm and better behaved than he is with mummy! We also wish Lorraine lived nearer to Lincoln so we could get her over to babysit.

Lorraine put in every effort looking after Louie and she went the extra mile, she was wonderful. Lorraine's attention to details was great and her experience and patience with children definitely comes across.

We hope Lorraine could work for us again one day!

Laura and Kemal Maubon
January 2019