Sinéad Galvin, founder of Steps Into Spain, left a successful career in teaching and set up a business as an educational consultant in Madrid. Since then, her career has flourished and she has built a solid reputation as the go-to person within international circles for newcomers settling in Spain’s capital city. She has neatly filled a gap that she had noticed when she herself was teaching in schools in Madrid and discovered there was no English-speaking local expert with inside knowledge of schools in the city. With her business, Steps into Spain, Sinéad combines vocation and location.
Sinéad splits her time between commercial clients for whom she prepares dossiers on potential schooling options for the children of executives moving to Madrid for work, and individual clients who seek her advice to find the right school for their children.
There are several options for clients who engage Sinéad’s services:
Sinéad is active in the English-language Madrid Education Facebook group, a treasure trove of up-to date queries from like-minded parents whose children attend schools across the city. Her contributions regularly receive top ratings from grateful parents who appreciate the time she gives them via this free platform.
“Having lived here for so long I am well used to the Spanish way of living. I know the country, Spanish school system and culture and of course I know the differences that you should be aware of and that will take adjusting to when moving here. Spain is different (that is why I love it!) and I want my clients to be prepared for this. I love connecting with families and finding solutions to some of the challenges they face with an international move. And finding the right school is a crucial piece. A happy child is a happy parent!”
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