Simpson Travel’s Childcare and Activities Manager Natasha Sholay tells us how they make holidaying with pre-school children a breeze.

If your children are not yet in full time education, June and September are great months to avoid the crowds and escape with pre-schoolers. Temperatures are more manageable, beaches are quieter and travelling at the beginning and end of the season is undeniably better value. Our unique range of childcare options are ideal for families who enjoy plenty of time together but relish the idea of a little time off for good behaviour.

Time for you

Simpson Travel’s childcare options start from the age of six months and include our two popular crèches on the beautiful Ionian islands of Lefkada and Zakynthos and our private nanny service in north east Corfu. Babes in arms and tearaway toddlers are kept sunny and happy by our professional and caring UK qualified staff, giving parents the chance to experience a little of the life they once knew. So many of the families I speak to tell me how grateful they are for the chance to read a book by the pool, pop out in the car without the need for military grade organisational skills, or simply sit and hold a cup of coffee without fear of having it knocked from their hands. And they really enjoy the chance of a night out unencumbered by the children; a chance to enjoy a romantic meal without the threat of a tantrum, several trips to the loo and a major spillage cascading across the table – assuming their partner can be relied upon to behave themselves!

So, what are the options? Whether you’re looking for expert childcare and the opportunity to meet families with similar aged children to your own or prefer to hideaway somewhere with an extra pair of hands at the ready, Simpson Travel has the answer.

The Crèches

Periyali Crèche and Children’s Club in Zakynthos offers a collection of independent villas with private pools and lovely views across the Ionian, just a short walk from a delightful sandy beach. In Lefkada, our Mousses Crèche and Children’s Club is a charming estate of just 12 villas set in beautifully landscaped gardens close to vibrant Lefkas Town and Agios Ioannis Beach. Whichever you choose, the communal pool and bar areas offer a quietly convivial atmosphere for parents and children to socialise but without any pressure to ‘join in’ and there is ample opportunity for privacy in the comfort of your villa. Our friendly crèches and clubs are on-site, making drop off and collection an easy affair, and give you the option of three and half or seven hours of expert childcare a day, in a stimulating and nurturing environment.

Simpson Nanny Service

Simpson Travel’s private nanny service in Corfu allows greater flexibility of choice when it comes to your accommodation. Our UK qualified nannies will come to you, meaning you can select from a number of our villas in the fashionable north east of the island or perhaps choose to stay at our beachfront Bella Mare Hotel overlooking Avlaki Bay.

 Sunuva and Simpson Travel – a perfect partnership

To ensure your family holiday gets off to the very best start Simpson Travel will send your little ones a rash vest and legionnaires cap from Sunuva’s range of sun safe swimwear whenever you book one of our holidays with childcare.  And to save you packing the kitchen sink, we offer families a complimentary infant pack including a changing mat, potty, steriliser, bottle warmer and everything you need for a stress-free escape.


Win a week’s holiday at Mousses Crèche and Children’s Club in Lefkada, departing on 16 June 2019. The winner will receive accommodation and flights for up to 4 people (2 adults, 2 children) plus £300 of gorgeous Sunuva clothing and accessories to get the holiday off to a great start. Two lucky runners up will also receive £100 of Sunuva goodies. The closing date for entries is 6 June and the winner will be informed by e-mail on 7 June. Terms and conditions apply. The prize is non-transferable so please ensure you are free to travel on 16 June. To enter visit