BCN Kinder is a Montessori-inspired multilingual non-profit nursery for children from 10 months to 6 years in the heart of the Barrio Gótico of Barcelona. The nursery was founded in 2002 as a parents’ association.

The multicultural nursery project was initiated by a group of German and Catalan parents looking for a multilingual and pedagogic alternative to current education, with a focus also on healthy organic food. They have an excellent teacher to child ratio and three languages are spoken (German, English and Catalan).

Nursery pupils enjoy outside spaces and have outings at least twice a week to the Parc de la Ciutadella, the beach or local playgrounds. The children also play and do gardening on their rooftop terrace. 

Parents can choose flexible hours and the age groups are mixed based on the German system:

The Mini Group, from 10 Months to 3 Years 

The BCN Kinder mini group is an educational space for babies are to discover and explore the world around them. Little ones develop autonomy and motor skills through music and art activities.

The Junior group, 3 to 6 Years 

The junior group focuses on developing the children’s individual interests, through free play, games, music and creative activities. 

Both groups work closely together and children can interact with each other and choose which group and activities they would like to participate in. For a full overview, visit the nursery’s website here.

The nursery aims to place the child in a group that caters to the child’s specific needs. This approach takes into account the child’s culture, their age and the ratio of how many children to one caregiver, as well as the best time for parents to leave their children in the nursery’s care. For an overview of these factors, visit here.


The school is based in the gothic quarter of Barcelona, just a short walk from the city centre.


Enrolment can be done by contacting the BCN Kinder via email:

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Contact Details:

C/Belafila 4, 08002 Barcelona
+34 628 72 92 29

1 response to “BCN Kinder, Gothic Quarter”

  1. MumAbroad says:

    Maravillosos educadores que dan todo su cariño a los niños a la vez que les acompañan a descubrir cosas, divirtiéndose! (Irene)

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