A citizen of the world, Kay Little grew up in Australia but moved around the globe from a young age. Seven years ago, she established herself in Barcelona with a ten month old son in tow. Today her boy is 8 years old, her second son is 4 and her third child Tembo Family Club is almost 2!

Out of school, Kay trained as an actress – and soon after, her passion for kids and education led her to start teaching theatre, English and physical education (amongst many other things!) to kids.

When she arrived in Barcelona, she ran English playgroups and set up her own multilingual agency for nannies and teachers. She also ran English holiday camps which were often over-subscribed: this sparked the idea of turning her offering into a proper business.

But it was only later – following a trip to Uganda to set up an orphanage and school for local children – that she and her friend and fellow-educator Celia Arroyo decided to team up to launch a new business.

And so Tembo Family Club was born. Tembo means elephant in Swahili. Elephants travel in a tight knit pack, and that’s exactly what they wanted their family club to become.

A “home away from home,” Tembo is an inclusive space for families in Ciutat Vella. Their offering is broad and ranges from a daycare, project-based curriculum for 3-5 year olds, events with experts (nutritionists, sleep experts etc.) for parents and much more!

The activities they are currently running have been adapted to the latest restrictions:

  • Daycare
  • Holiday camps
  • Co-working space
  • Birthday parties (on hold)
  • Ludoteca (on hold)
  • Events (on hold)
  • Pyjama parties (on hold)

To book any of Tembo Family Club’s activities, search “Tembo” on toddl.co

  • Website: www.tembofamilyclub.com/ Instagram: @tembofamilyclub
  • Ages: 10 months – 3 years for the daycare, and 3 – 5 years for their new service “Tembo tribe,” a project based course running Monday to Friday with native teachers.
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Neighbourhood: Ciutat Vella