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Maestro de Educación Infantil (Spain)

  • Generic name of profession

    Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Maestro de Educación Infantil
    Infant Education Teacher (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    Organic Law 2/2006, of 3 May, of Education, amended by Organic Law 8/2013, of 9 December, for the Improvement of Education Quality.

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Estos profesionales imparten docencia en la etapa de educación infantil. La educación infantil constituye la etapa educativa con identidad propia que atiende a niñas y niños desde el nacimiento hasta los seis años de edad. Su finalidad es la de contribuir al desarrollo físico, afectivo, social e intelectual de los niños.


    These professionals teach in the Infant Education stage. Infant education refers to the stage of education, with its own identity, which attends to children from birth to the age of six. Its purpose is to contribute to children’s physical, affective, social and intellectual development.

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