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International Nurseries

A list of the Costa Blanca & Valencias International nurseries as recommended to us by our members.  If you would like to recommend an International nursery, please do let us know by sending us your comments

  • Rainbow Nursery

    Recommended by Claire Smith

    International Nursery based in Javea. Flexible hours and part-time options.
    Calle Barcelona 29 03730 Javea, Alicante 670345332 , 647057233


    "They teach half of the day in Spanish (with qualified native Spanish teachers) and half of the day in English (with qualified English teachers). Dieos vocabulary has massively improved since starting 5 months ago. Hes now learning to read & write in both languages. They are a true international school, meaning they have kids from various nationalities. Spanish, Dutch, Italian, American & English. We believe this will result in Dieo being more confident, independent and open minded towards life. The school is very well equipped and runs efficiently. All of the teachers and staff are 100% professional, patient and genuine lovely people. The learning is fun, fresh and intuitive. Every day Dieo brings work home that he has done. This is great for us to see exactly what he is doing and how he is developing. (His bedroom walls are like an exhibition) Another positive aspect is they are rarely closed for public holidays. We are very impressed with Rainbow and thrilled with Dieos development since starting. Any parents in the area should give them a visit. (Popie Rennie, April 09)

    "We pay monthly fees to them as they offer an amazing environment for under 6s. Per class they have one English and Spanish teacher. The lessons and activities are done in both languages. The school is run by a lovely Dutch family. The nursery offers great play areas inside and out, and they always involve alot of nature and animals in there learning. They have rabbits, an avory for birds, flowers, fruit trees. It is a very pretty and stimulating environment for children to be creative in." (Claire, April 10))

    Click here to read an interview with the Headteacher of the Rainbow Nursery Joyce Van Haga

  • XIC Nursery, Javea

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    A safe and stimulating nursery and pre-school, providing a bilingual environment for children aged 2 to 5 years. A varied curriculum is offered in spacious, fully equipped classrooms and large, well resourced and shaded play area. Each child’s progress is carefully monitored through regular assessment to ensure they achieve their full potential. Fully trained and experienced staff work closely with parents so that each child settles in quickly and enjoys their first experience of school.

    Firs Foundation (part of Xabia International College) , Ctra. La Guardia 125, Costa Nova, 03730 Javea
    (+34) 966472121 or 966472929

    "We are extremely happy and it was chosen because of the attention to each child´s individual needs. There is a small ratio of children to teachers at the Firs in the nursery and reception/year 1 so the children get a lot more one to one time which is great if your child has learning difficulties or special needs" (Sara Jones, June 2009)


  • Twinkle Day Nursery

    Recommended by Kim Ellis

    Run by a mum of two, Twinkle Day Nursery in Playa Flamenca offers childcare for babies and toddlers from the age of 3 months to 4 years.
    Twinkle Day Nursery, Villas Turistica, No6, Baja A, Calle Cantigua Parana, Playa Flamenca 03189 (+34) 610697643

    "Each month we have a theme. October was Halloween and November is fireworks, using fine manipulative skills we offer activites such as painting, drawing, sticking and cutting other nursery activities include reading and singing, free play, role play in our home corner and for children aged 3+ we have worksheets to get them ready for school." (KE, May 09)

    Click here to read an interview with owner Nicola

  • Charnwood Nursery

    A small and friendly bilingual nursery with fully qualified staff and excallant indoor and outdoor facilities.
    Avenida Valencia 17, Benitachell (+34) 966493056

  • Mini Me´s Private Nursery

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    Mini Me´s is a private nursery near Torrevieja and is legally registered and licensed by the Spanish Authorities. All staff are fully trained and hold recognized UK qualifications. Opening times are from 9am to 1pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. The cost is 2.50 Euros per hour.
    Avenida de Espana, Local 5 Edificio, Colon 1 La Zena, Oriheula, (+34) 660025348

    "Mini Me´s also cater for children´s birthdays with a buffet and toys. Costs 120 euros for 3 hours."

  • Somos Infancia, Alicante

    Recommended by Ruth Barry

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    SOMOS Infancia is a new concept for families and children, through which they help children develop confidence, creativity and relationships which will help them all their lives.
    The programmes and activities are designed specifically to support the overall development and balanced growth of children in their early years (0-6 years
    Avda. del Historiador Vicente Ramos, 30
    03540 San Juan Playa • Alicante
    (+34) 965151584

    "Somos is a Nursery and Childrens Club offering summer camps and afternoon classes to school age children as well as a childcare/education service (Kangaroo) for 3 months to school age. My daughter has been attending the Kangaroo service for 3 months and she absolutely loves it. The children do a range of activities including cooking, planting seeds, music, physical play etc. It is owned by a fabulous german lady and the staff are all very well qualified, a mix of Spanish and English speakers. Activities are carried out in English and Spanish. The children are from all nationalities but local Spanish people are well represented as well. Somos has been such a positive experience for our family it has really improved our enjoyment of living in Alicante" (RB, August 2011)