Close to the beach and far enough away from the crowded tourist center, Poblenou is becoming a more and more popular neighborhood for families in Barcelona. As many families with children move to Poblenou for a quieter, calmer atmosphere without leaving the city, many of them wonder where they can find the best nursery schools close to home for their children. Because it’s such an important decision, we’ve put together a list of the best nursery schools in Poblenou to help out in the search.
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Located in the heart of Poblenou Kinder Barcelona is a popular nursery school specializing in multilingual education in Catalan, Spanish, English, and German. Enrollment is open for all children from eight months to six years old, and they focus on the development of children in all areas, including language immersion. Although Kinder Barcelona isn’t a Montessori school, they have adopted a Montessori way of teaching that includes practicing everyday activities with the children such as walking for small children or serving themselves lunch for the four-year-olds. Groups are divided by age and also according to language, so parents can choose the group that will suit their child best. In addition to the regular nursery school, Kinder Barcelona also offers day camps during Easter week and over the summer.
Xantala is another great nursery school in Poblenou that focuses on supporting the self-directed growth of children as they progress through various developmental stages. They’re a non-profit organization dedicated to children’s development in the years before primary school. What makes Xantala stand out is that they focus on the children and their needs instead of the economic needs of the parents who have to return to work. With this model, the nursery schools has established itself as a link between families and education. They even offer parenting groups for families wanting to share their experiences and workshops for the kids in various activities.
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Located near Rambla de Poblenou, EBM L’Aliança puts great care into creating a stable environment to make children feel safe and confident in order to aid in their development. They focus on the education of children from 0 to 3 years old and the school is made up of six classrooms spread out across one floor. Each classroom has natural light contributing to their focus on atmosphere, and they have a yard where children can play outdoors. They offer balanced meals made with almost all organic foods and they introduce new foods to children gradually depending on their ages and family instruction.
No matter what kind of nursery school parents are looking for, chances are they can find one in Poblenou focusing on the areas of child development they find most important. With a bit of research to narrow down the options, it’s easy to find a perfect fit for any child close to home.