Laura Menéndez(She/Her)


Working with children is incredibly rewarding for me. Each day is a new learning experience. I constantly discover new ways of thinking by seeing the world from their perspective, which is always wonderful, unique, full of colours, and amazing to experience.

Being a teacher offers me the opportunity to actively participate in forming new generations. And this makes my work priceless!

Respect for the individuality of each child is fundamental when working with children—understanding that each child is unique and different, with their own style, interests and, above all, their own rhythm. I consider myself someone who likes to accompany children to develop their potential and encourage their growth toward independence.

A change in my life caused me to change my professional course: from a child psychologist working in a Mental Health department to an early years teacher. I always knew that working with children is something I am passionate about. Seeing them grow, build their own individuality, and soak up their magical worlds is something I really enjoy. So when I moved to Canada, I did not hesitate to continue my work dedicated to them.

Being close to my family and friends is something I miss a lot. If I could have a superpower, I would love to teleport myself from one place to another, overcoming any distance. This would allow me to save time and visit my loved ones with a snap of my fingers in a matter of seconds.

My favourite quote is written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in his famous book, “The Little Prince”: “Only with the heart you can see well; The essential is invisible to the eyes”. I always stop to think about this phrase, and every day that passes, it resonates with me in a different way. I genuinely believe that the true value of things is not always transparent. It reminds me of the importance of the little things, those that go unnoticed and those that reflect the essentials of our lives. I’m always trying to go back to the small details and put them in a place they deserve since those small things are the ones that constitute the greatest feats.