Barcelona is a fantastic place to bring up your children and there are so many services specifically catering for families and family life.
I have curated a list of useful links and services below based on my years living here.
These websites will be able to help you orientate yourself in Barcelona life and culture.
General Support for English Speakers
Barcelona International Welcome, including their downloadable Welcome Pack.
General Barcelona info in English by the Barcelona City Council and What's On Guide.
Online guides for Barcelona residents and tourists:
Personal takes on life in Barcelona:
Barcelona Family Life A website offering a wealth of information about education and family life in Barcelona.
Mumabroad An English-language website for families in Barcelona and beyond.
Mammaproof The go-to Spanish-language website for families in Barcelona.
Toddl.co The one-stop shop for extra curricular activities and holiday camps (casals) in Barcelona.
Health & Wellbeing
All the following specialists speak English plus other languages.
Dr Line at Barcelona Family Doctor
Dr. Ilham Abdelrahim at Healthcare Barcelona
Dra Femke at International Family Doctor (Castelldefels and surroundings)
Children's Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapy
Chrissy Bruce - Speech and Language Pathologist
An overview of educational options in Barcelona for children from 0 - 18, that I wrote for Barcelona Expat Life here.
A document I created for the Barcelona City Council listing the international schools and schools offering a multilingual education in the Barcelona area. Link to it here.
The Barcelona Education Department, known as The Consorci, can be found here (Catalan only ). This is the first port of call for anything related to public school education in the Barcelona area. Fem Escola is a website produced by The Consorci and is dedicated to finding out more about public schooling, opinion pieces, experiences and any new initiatives.
Information about studying in Barcelona offered by the Generalitat can be found here.
A resource for Catalan-speakers looking for schools in Barcelona: www.mamuts.org
A directory of alternative schools and childcare options in Spain: https://ludus.org.es/es
Tutoring Barcelona is a service for families looking for extra tuition for their children.
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