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Kidsinmadrid.com is a guide for families either visiting Madrid or living in Madrid.
Kids in Madrid offers invaluable information and advice for enjoying Madrid with the family, detailing child-friendly and terraced restaurants, family attractions, children’s activities, excursions, Madrid parks, babysitting, children’s art and music courses and parent meeting clubs.
If you are relocating to the city with your family or are an expat resident, Kids in Madrid also details schools, nurseries, clubs, after-school activities and offers guidance on how to deal with expat red tape. Also listed are international food shops, children’s shops, interesting and traditional stores, English bookshops and more.
Kidsinmarbella.com is a great site full of recommendations for acitivies, days out and things to do for ... kids in Marbella! Created by a good friend of ours, this site features everything from parks to child friendly restaurants and cafes to rainy day activities and shopping. The reviews are all written by mums and so are impartial and easy to read. Each review also contains photos and useful information such as entry prices, opening times and directions. A great site for all Costa del Sol mums and good for a browse if you're looking for something to do...
mumabroad.com offers recommendations by local mums in
Spain for childcare,education, activities and events (updated daily), day-trips, family-friendly holidays etc as well as job postings for mums, buy/sell message boards and interviews with resident mums.
Parents are invited to join our community to meet other parents in
Spain, to ask questions about any aspect of Spanish living and to subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest events and news directly to their inbox!
We ( Indybel ) actually met via this site, so we definitly recommend visiting as you never know what might happen! ... It's also a great all round resource for all mums living in Spain and helped us enormously in those first difficult months of being new mums.
MumsinSpain is a free online community for Mums all over Spain to share experiences and tips, whether you be trying to conceive your first baby or a well-seasoned mum! Find a range of information direct from other mums including Spanish birth experiences, recommended events and places to go, a support network for fertility issues, postnatal depression, breastfeeding and weightloss, as well as a babysitting register and reviews about schools and nurseries in your area. If you are a Mum thinking of setting up your own business they also have a Mums in Business section where you can read others' success stories and advice as well as promote your own company for free. If you are looking to make friends with other Mums in your area this is the site to visit.
Mallorca Baby are continually adding new products and offer cheap and affordable baby goods delivered to Spain and the UK. Prices include VAT, plus delivery to Spain and the UK. This includes Prams, Pushchairs, Travel Systems, Gifts, Clothes, Nursery Products, Toys, Bath Time Products, Safety Products and Accessories all at cheap and affordable prices. Also check out their New Mallorca Baby Forum.
Costa Kinder Care is a lovely friendly nursery near Benalmadena Pueblo. The classrooms are bright and sunny, there is a high staff to child ratio, fantastic food and a lovely outdoor play area. All the staff are qualified teachers and both the Spanish and British curriculums are followed with an emphasis on children acquiring a second language. The hands on and fun approach to learning adoped by all the teachers encourages children to use their imagination, develop their social skills, form friendships and increase their confidence.
Having had personal experience of this nursery, we have nothing but praise for the professionalism and high standard of care applied throughout the school, and are more than happy to recommend it.
A fab resource…not just for mums in the Marbella region, but for those all over Spain. When I was first pregnant it was difficult to find information about having a baby in Spain. I stumbled across this site which featured the creator’s own birth story and emailed her. She was incredibly helpful and put me in touch with lots of other mums to be, some of whom I am still friends with today!!
Written by ‘a mum in Nueva Andalucia, with experiences of pregnancy, giving birth, choosing education, making friends, working, living, eating out and every day life’ this site is full of great, down to earth, ‘real’ information about the pro’s and con’s of living in Spain and all the above topics. Plus, lots of tried and tested recommendations and some very entertaining blogs!
Excellent and very useful website and magazine for all things natural in Andalucia. As well as articles and news of local events and exhibitions, there is a great resource directory covering everything from complementary medicine and spiritual healing to organic restaurants and eco friendly builders and product suppliers.
This site is run by a professional and dedicated team with over 20 years experience in childcare. They specialise in the placement of experienced and qualified nannies, childminders, au pairs, housekeepers and babysitters throughout the Costa del Sol.
The Icing on the Cake Spain
Icing on the Cake is a great site for baby and toddler birthdays featuring personalised cake toppers which can be delivered to your door. They can also arrange cake toppers for baby shower cakes, cupcakes and create toppers out of photos. The site also features lots of useful info for anyone planning a party, including advice on venues, entertainers, themes and lots of useful links.
The Baby Hire Centre cater for the needs of families travelling to Spain with babies and small children. They hire out high quality and well priced baby equiptment to visitors and residents in the Almeria, Murcia and Alicante regions. Perfect too for locals who have young visitors coming to stay for the summer!
Guide to Marbella in Spain
- Marbella Guide is the best guide to the Costa del Sol in Spain. Get Cinema Listings, Free SMS, Property for Sale and find about the people who live here.
Curran photograhpy is a family friendly photography studio based in Mijas Pueblo. As well as specialising in wedding and commerical photography, the company also specialise in family pictures and in capturing those special moments with your little ones.
This friendly Marbella based photography studio is run by Toni who has over 10 years of photography experience, much of which has been published in magazines and newspapers around the world. At her studio Toni concerntrates on capturing modern and contempary images of individuals and families which will complement any surrounding.
Gynaecologists, Obstetricians and Midwives in Spain
Costa del Sol Midwife
Dr Berral is a British trained consultant, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician based in central Marbella. He offers a range of women's services including a well women clinic, pregnancy support and private deliveries. The specialised ante-natal care includes blood testing on site, 3D/4D ultrasounds and advice on all aspects of the health of mother and baby. Antenatal classes are also avaliable along with help on making a birth plan and arranging a private delivery if you wish.
Personally we have found Dr Berral to be both professional and very helpful.
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