Hello, my name is Lauren

Hola, mi nombre es Lauren

Hola 👋🏼 I’m Lauren, the proud founder, creator, and class leader at Spanish Tots and Bebes LTD.

I’m a mum to my delightful three-year-old, Ronnie, and Lenny who was born in May 2024 🌈💙, my passion for the Spanish language blossomed during my 14 years living in Alicante.

A dream come true

Un sueño hecho realidad

Moving to Spain at the age of 11 without knowing a word of Spanish presented challenges. It was a tough and overwhelming experience adapting to a new way of life and finding the confidence to learn and speak the language. And let me tell you at that age, I wasn’t initially interested and even disliked it. Did my parents leave it too late?

After a few years and completing my GCSEs in Spain marked a turning point, leading to fluency in both written and spoken language—something I now take great pride in!

The birth of my son in 2020 fueled my determination to raise him bilingual. I introduced him to the language early on, engaging him with Spanish conversations and songs from day one. After seeing his reactions made me question why language learning is often deferred until later in life.

Now, after three years of running the business, I am thrilled to be in the process of franchising. I have an incredible franchisee, @jen-, who now successfully runs classes in the Wirral area, and we’re poised for further expansion in 2024.
Voted “Best for kids 2023” (as seen in the @wirralglobe), it has been a highlight, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the business.

With over 150 children under the age of 5 attending our sessions weekly, I can confidently say they all have the ability and confidence to speak and understand basic Spanish. And this is what it’s all about.

About our classes

At Spanish Tots and bebes we introduce the Spanish language through music, movement and sensory to babies and toddlers ages 0m-5yrs. Some of our class leaders also run Spanish Ninos classes which is an after-school club for children aged 4-8yrs, introducing the language through music, movement arts and crafts.

Spanish Tots and bebes classes are designed to be as interactive as possible – we provide different exciting themes each week. such as, superheroes, circus, jungle and under the sea. Custom made equipment and props are used to aid with hand / eye coordination and classes incorporate physical activities such as dancing and singing.

Our fun-filled, highly interactive classes for babies and children are all about building your child’s confidence with language and music, as well as boosting their physical and emotional development.

Language learning has so many benefits at a young age including heightened cognitive development, improved memory and listening skills, enhanced English language, as well as a boost in social skills, self-confidence, and wider awareness.

Benefits of learning a language at a young age

Beneficios de aprender un idioma a una edad temprana

Research shows that learning a second language boosts problem-solving, critical-thinking, and listening skills, in addition to improving memory, concentration, and the ability

Experts point out that learning a foreign language can lead to improvements in the ability to concentrate, greater mental agility, improvement in memory and attention, the ability to effectively perform several tasks at the same time, and the ability to make more connections between different concepts.

Bilingual children as young as seven months have been shown to better adjust to environmental changes, and bilingualism also seems to protect against dementia.

Children who learn another language before age five use the same part of the brain to acquire that second language that they use to learn their mother tongue. Younger learners are also uninhibited by the fear of making mistakes, which is sometimes an obstacle for older beginners.

Introducing children to another language opens them up to a new cultural view

Studies show that learning another language can boost overall academic performance