English Early Years center with Montessori influence in the Poblenou neighborhood.
Playing in English.
After being built up in London, SMILES nursery school arrives in Barcelona with a new Early Years education concept and full English immersion. It is a unique project that, with a Montessori approach and innovative spaces, offers an alternative to the traditional nursery school.
Our passion is to help each child become the best they can be, an inspired learner, a curious and kind individual, confident and creative, in an English speaking environment. They will ultimately be well prepared socially, emotionally and educationally for primary school, with a proficiency level of English.
We offer a full linguistic immersion program, our curriculum is 100% in English and is implemented by native teachers.
With Montessori and Waldorf influences among others, we work with special emphasis on emotional intelligence and critical thinking.
"Help me do it by myself"
We educate about green living and the environment. We recycle materials in our projects, and offer a healthy and balanced menu.
We run away from traditional classrooms, and instead we opt for open and polyvalent spaces inspired by nature, which invite to work on interdisciplinary projects.
The playgrounds, pine forests, the beach, are some of the nearby places where we seek a real approach to nature.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”
From a responsible approach, we are committed to find the right balance between both worlds, as well as taking advantage of their benefits.
Each child has unique interests and needs, so it becomes essential to work with lower ratios in order to guarantee a quality and personalized education.
Our open-door policy allows families direct access to classrooms, daily communication with educators and flexibility of permanence.