I would kindly like to ask you for some advice.
Past 10 years I spent living in London where I also got my university degree and worked for a large American company. Last year I decided to relocate to Barcelona and am thinking of opening a day care nursery for children up to 3 years old. This has always been my dream as I love children and find working with them extremely rewarding. Also, I find that there is potential for this type of service among the expat community in Barcelona.
I am thinking of setting up this establishment in my own home and taking up to 5 children to start with. I already have 2 families interested. Later on I'd like to work with another person and potentially increase the amount of children to up to 10. I especially enjoy working with babies and very young children up to 3 years of age and have found that there are almost no day care centers available in Barcelona with English as the main language.
I know it is possible to set up this type of nursery in the UK relatively easily but am not yet aware of the process here in Spain. Is there any advice you'd be able to give me? Do I start finding out information at the local council? I have used the Internet to search for similar threads but most people have asked about opening a kindergarten, not a day care center in their homes - and I guess the procedure would be somewhat different.
Also I would be grateful to hear your thoughts on whether you think there will be demand for this type of service. So far from my research I have gathered that yes but would be interested in hearing your opinions.
I am grateful for any input in advance.