Me with my husband, John, who is a Bulgarian-qualified ski instructor.
Me with my husband, John, who is a Bulgarian-qualified ski instructor.

Hello, I am Cheryl, a mature, experienced, and qualified ski nanny, providing one-to-one daytime and evening child care for skiing families in Borovets, Bulgaria and emergency nanny care in South Devon.

If you are looking for childcare during your holiday in Borovets please have a look at what my service can offer and don't hesitate to get in touch. I know Borovets well and am always happy to answer any questions.

Here are some of the lovely and much appreciated reviews given to me by parents:

"We were two families with 2 children each. Cheryl took care of the 4 children during our stay in Borovets. It was just perfect! She managed to occupy and frame the 4, aged from 4 years old to 21 months, which is not easy at all. She well prepared these days in advance, asking for what they like to do, what are their favorite toys and games. She brought different toys and activities in order to spend a good day with the kids. When the 3 older had a ski lesson, she spend time with the little one, doing sledging and seeing animals. She is really adorable with the kids. The kids enjoyed staying with her while we, the adults, enjoyed the slopes. For sure, if we go again to Borovets, we will definitely call her again. Again, Cheryl thank you very much for these moments and stays how you are. Thank you."


"As a teacher with a background in child protection and safeguarding I am incredibly picky as to who I will leave my children with. When I first contacted Cheryl I was really impressed with how she answered all my many questions and sent through Ofsted reports, certificates etc. Closer to the time of our arrival, we spoke again with Cheryl asking all about my girls; a one year old and two year old. Making sure she knew all about their routines, interests and asking about medical conditions, allergies etc. All of this made me feel a lot calmer about leaving the girls and when we did finally meet all of my fears were gone. Cheryl's calm manner put me instantly at ease and I could tell my girls were happy and settled. Cheryl arrived at our apartment with a suitcase of exciting activities that matched the interests I had told her about previously. It was really lovely to leave them and know they were safe and happy. Upon our return there were two pages of notes waiting for us detailing exactly what they had been doing all morning. Cheryl also babysat for the girls one night and again arrived five minutes before the session was due to start with her suitcase of tricks. My girls were already in bed but I know without a doubt Cheryl would have been able to put them to bed had this not been the case. If Cheryl had been available for more of our stay I would absolutely have booked her and as a regular visitor to Borovets I will definitely be booking her again. It's so lovely to have someone based in Borovets that I would 100% trust with my children. Thank you so much!"

Sam F.

"We took our two boys, aged 5 and 2, to Bulgaria recently for our first family ski trip and booked Cheryl for 3 days of childcare.  When we first made contact she came across as being really helpful and kind and caring, and that was exactly what she was like when we met her.  She remained completely professional and helpful from start to finish.  She responded promptly to our e-mails.  She was able to advise us on nice places to eat, and even booked a table at a lovely restaurant and a taxi for us one night when we went out for a meal and she came over to babysit for us.  She was really flexible; some days she looked after after both boys, and other days were split so we could take our 5 year old skiing. Our sons took to her straight away, which is a real compliment given how shy our youngest son can be.  They had plenty of opportunity to play in the snow, including sledging, and going on the gondola, and Cheryl balanced this with some relaxing time playing with toys, drawing pictures, reading books.  Overall she made our family holiday - our first time in Bulgaria - much more enjoyable and we'd highly recommend her."

Gillian & Shaun

"Having such a brilliant time out in Borovets. Couldn't recommend Ski Scamps - Cheryl Dummer highly enough. The girls had an absolutely brilliant morning and were very excited with Cheryl's 'Mary Poppins' bag along with the many activities she had planned for them. I was completely happy leaving the girls in her very capable hands. It was lovely coming home to two very happy and excited children. Also, if you are looking for someone to teach your little ones to ski then John Dummer is your man. So incredibly patient with my two year old who was a little reluctant at first but really enjoyed herself by the end and created some brilliant memories. It has certainly made our ski holiday with a 1 year old and a 2 year old much easier!"

S. Fisher

"Hi Cheryl, This is a note to say thank you so much for your excellent Ski Nanny service during our half-term holiday. It is no exaggeration to say that being able to trust you with the girls for our final two mornings made a huge positive difference to the holiday experience for all of us. Freya and Maya absolutely loved the interesting and varied programme of activities that you provided for them, whilst Ayshea and I had some rare quality time which enabled us to ski together - most importantly comfortable in the knowledge that the kids were in your exceptionally capable and trustworthy care. We also really appreciated the comprehensive and professional handover reports and photos you provided, which were a very positive and professional conclusion to the childcare sessions. The music, crafts and snow play were particular highlights for the girls, and you'll be pleased to hear that in the high volume of snow we've experienced since returning home the girls have repetitively shown off their Bulgarian language skills! Thank you again for your simply brilliant service and we couldn't recommend you highly enough to any parents that are looking for some trustworthy and high quality childcare support in Borovets."

Richard and Ayshea Lewis

"Cheryl - We cannot thank you enough for caring for our 6 month old baby boy Elijah. We are a young family that has just returned from a skiing holiday in Borovets. Prior to our holiday I found Cheryl's web page skicamps. And after reading her profile and seeing all of her additional experience and qualifications I contacted her. She completely understands my nerves and made me feel at ease. meeting in person I felt at ease as Cheryl is the most loveliest, friendliest and reliable, trusting person. And will be definitely using her caring assistance again in the near future if possible as I believe she will be in high demand for next season. Once again thank you"

Maizie Callum Noah & Eli

"Hi Cheryl, We had a fantastic holiday and you contributed to that massively, knowing R. was in safe, caring hands, and to see him smiling at you on the second day proved that. We couldn't have spent quality time with our other son without you so I wanted to say a big thank you."

S. Edmunds

"Honestly can't thank you enough for taking care of the children, you have been amazing xxx"

E. Lilley