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Austria - where to palm off babies?

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How does one best source a childminder, baby sitter, kindergarten in Austria if you want to palm off your baby to go skiing?
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
There's some ski lockers at most train stations wink

Or, speak to Tourist Office, they have a list of companies i'd suggest
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@rumdiary, this is why we used Esprit for so many years....
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@NickyJ, it's quite easy to get a kinderhotel or creche in Flachau
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@rumdiary, Mayrhofen has a kindergarten by the swimming pool, so it is possible to drop kids off in the morning, go skiing for the day, and then take them swimming before dinner. However, our only experience of it was ~10 years ago, and it wasn't that great.
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Second the recommendation for kinderhotels, they’re independent hotels with facilities for children and spread through Austria and Germany. Otherwise many ski schools have crèches for children too young to ski, not used personally though.
Any particular destination in mind?
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Be aware that the Austrians are a little more relaxed about childcare than you may be used to.

I only have a single experience of Austrian hotel childcare, so it may be an incredibly unusual case, but equally this would *never* have happened in the UK. This was in the Grand Hotel, Zell am See in about 2012 - so a big, pretty posh and well known hotel.

They have a large, well appointed creche, offering free all day childcare. The manager of the creche was perfectly happy to look after my then 5 and 1 year olds all day, if required (it wasn't, because this was for a family-together-all-day-in-summer type holiday). But, we regularly went there to play with the stacks of toys, and I was generally the only other adult there. Several times, taking advantage of there being another adult, the creche manager would ask me to watch the kids while she nipped out for a minute - these minutes often became 10, 15, 20 minutes, during which time I would be looking after up to 10 kids very few of whom spoke a word of English. Sometimes parents would come in to pick up their kids, and not seem remotely fussed that they were being supervised by a non-German-speaking total stranger.

So a bit of a different culture!
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
I believe @Scarpa has a basement and a snake/dead rats so that's probably legit.
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