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Embarking on a new life in a foreign country is a major step for anyone. It takes a good deal of nerve, boundless enthusiasm and an unswerving determination to overcome the inevitable obstacles. If you're making the 'big move' with...
Pre-school education in Spain is not obigatory and not all children can gain a place as the availability of places in creches, guarderias depends on the area of Spain that you are living in and the demand for places. English speaking guarderias...
Choosing an International school might be a sensible option if your child is older than seven. Private foreign and international schools may have smaller classes and a more relaxed, less rigid regime and curriculum than Spanish state schools....
Education is obligatory for all children aged 6-16 if the parents are legally resident in Spain, and is free from pre-school to 18 years. However as pre-school is not obligatory, not all children can gain a place. State school education...
Studies have shown there are significant long term benefits to moving your child abroad, particularly when they are very young. Generally speaking, the younger your children are the easier it will be for them to adapt to school in Spain. Some...
Should your child have special needs, it is advisable to have any written documentation from the education authority in England translated into Spanish to be given to the new school. The educational laws in Spain state that special needs and...
State education in Spain is almost exclusively co-educational and is entirely free, from nursery school through to university. Finding a place for your child in a state run Spanish school is normally a straightforward affair for an EU citizen...

Useful articles and information about bringing your children to Spain including education and language.