“The campus of ES International School is located within the world-class sports facilities of the Academia Sánchez-Casal, which provides high performance tennis training and physical conditioning. Sports are an essential part of the curriculum.” Joanne Burns, Head of School
Georgina Shaw, founder of Shaw Marketing Services on the Costa del Sol, gives her advice on setting up a small business in Spain, key ways to network and cost effective marketing.
“It is true that becoming an expat Mum changes your perspective of Madrid. Having children integrates you into the community in a unique way as doors open, attitudes change and a family-friendly city reveals itself.” Dominique White
“So, I can look back and take comfort in the knowledge that she had lived a full life, based on her core principles of equality and compassion and had continually appreciated the numerous liberties afforded to her. But of course, this does not ever take away the sadness I feel of simply not having her around.” MumAbroad co-founder Carrie Frais
“We call bureaucratic offices for our members. We speak to the departments such as the social security staff, police, unemployment offices, banks and so on. We have glowing testimonials from our members whom we have assisted.”
Bridget Nelson gives her opinion on the school system in Catalunya, explains the difference between state and international schools and advises on how to choose the right educational establishment for your child, focusing on the area of Sitges.
Barcelona is considered one of the best European cities for year round rental investments. Here Lucas Fox International Properties pick the best properties for sale in the Catalan capital for under 400,000 euros.
“We strive to provide an engaging and inspiring learning experience here. Every day should be an exciting journey of discovery. The teachers are key. They need to have drive and personality to make it all work. Their enthusiasm and energy in turn energises the students and creates a special ‘buzz’ which visitors pick up on straight away.” Steven Gallego, Director
“The Nanny Line is about making child care a serious business with highly educated, qualified and enthusiastic nannies, who love taking care of children.” Founder, Josi van Ogtrop-Sambou
“The idea of being homeschooled wasn’t anything scary to me; it just felt like changing schools. Then my parents started to research it and the more information they found about it the better homeschooling seemed.”
Originally from Liverpool in England Julie Stephenson moved to Barcelona on a whim 13 years ago. Now she runs Esperança, a charity that helps the homeless.
“As Christmas approaches, we’re still not sure how the day will play out this year. We won’t have piles of presents under the tree nor Christmas parties to go to, but we will be together and we will be making new, wonderful memories and traditions.”