Welcome letter

Hello, and welcome.

My name is Sergio Bernal and I am a passionate teacher who has been working in education for over 20 years.

Even though I started my career as a secondary school teacher, when I moved to London in 2005 I landed, by chance, in an Early Years´ setting. And that changed my life! I completely fell in love with my job, and since then I have been working within early childhood, studying children´s development and specialising in early learning acquisition of languages through linguistic immersion programmes.

During my 12 years in London I had wonderful professional experiences and worked along many truly inspiring colleagues. Thanks to that “Smiles” seed was planted, and quickly began to grow.

In 2017 I decided it was time to come back home and bring with me all the amazing experiences and knowledge I have been recollecting for years, and soon after that Smiles English Kids opened its doors in Barcelona, as one of the first schools in the area offering education for children 0 to 3 years old with 100% English immersion. But our project had something missing, as due to the lack of international projects in the neighbourhood our children had no nearby options to continue with an English education. It was 5 years after the first Smiles school was open that we managed to open a second center for children 3 to 6 years old.

A dream come true! A project filled with love and passion! At Smiles we provide children with a home away from home, a place to be loved and cared for, to make friends, to explore and discover the world through fun and enriching experiences.

Come to discover us. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our big Smiles family.

Sergio Bernal

Founder and Head Teacher of Smiles English Kids