Hello! I’m Eva-Maria and am thrilled to join the preschool team. I moved to Australia from Soest (NRW) many moons ago and have been working as a journalist in Sydney and abroad for the past 20 years.
When my eldest child started at GISS preschool, it sparked an interest in freelance writing about early childhood. One expert I interviewed mentioned that 90% of a child’s brain development occurs in the first 5 years – how a child arrives at school influences how they do for the rest of their academic career. That was a turning point for me – I was hooked! – and I went back to Uni to study early childhood teaching while still writing. After seeing my own children thrive in the bilingual preschool environment, I’m delighted to be part of the GISS team.