Maison des Enfants – Chinaillon

Crèche for children from 12 months to five years

Fun, hands-on indoor and outdoor activities are offered at this friendly nursery for children in Chinaillon- Le Grand Bornand. Open to children from the age of 12 months to five years.

Childcare Options

The Garderie du Chinaillon is open in the Winter months only. The number of places are limited and reservation is strongly advised before your arrival in the resort.

Half and full day options are available. The half day can be either morning or afternoon. Lunch is included for any child at the crèche for the morning on a half or full day basis.

Please note that children from 12 to 18 months are only accepted on half day basis. This can be either in the morning or afternoon.

Remember to bring

From 3 to 11 months

  • A complete spare outfit
  • Nappies and nappy cream
  • Dummy – if required
  • Empty bottles
  • Powdered Milk
  • Milk (unopened and in small quantities to avoid wasting unused milk)

From 12 months to 5 years

  • A complete spare outfit
  • Nappies and nappy cream
  • Dummy – if required
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Suncream


It is strongly advised to reserve in advance to avoid disappointment. Reservation is possible online. Please note that even though English is spoken at the crèche, the website and booking forms exist only in French.

Reserve your child’s place online here.

Opening times and rates

Opening times vary depending on the season. To view up to date opening hours and rates please visit the Garderie Chinaillon’s page under ‘Garderie Vacanciers’.

A discount is available if multiple children are booked into the creche for the same dates and times: 10% on the second child and 20% on the third.


Payment can be made by either card online or cheque. The cheque must be made out to ‘Maison de l’enfance’ and’ posted to the following address:

Maison de l’Enfance

217 route de la Patinoire

74450 Le Grand Bornand

Payments are not refundable even with a medical certificate.


In France it is obligatory for your child to be vaccinated before they can attend a public crèche. Please note all vaccinations your child has received on the booking form and supply a photocopy of your child’s Vaccination Record. Required vaccinations are as follows:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Poliomyelitis

Vaccinations must have been received before the age of 18 months.


In the case of a contagious illness (gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis, viral infection) the child will not be accepted at the crèche until the illness has cleared. However, if the child has a common cold they will be accepted.

Things to note

  • Jewellery of any sorts is not to be worn by the children at the crèche
  • If you are late and collect your child after the closing time there is a €10 fine
  • Breakfast is not provided at the crèche

Where to stay

Designer Chalet Macaron in Chinaillon boasts gorgeous family suites and a games and TV room, making it the perfect location for your family holiday in the Alps. Larger groups can book it with Chalet Meringue next door, which sleeps 16 and has plenty of room for everyone to eat together. To explore all of our high end chalets available to rent, visit OVO Network.

Le Grand-Bornand 74450 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes FR
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