Sinéad Galvin

Educational Consultant

Helping families to find the right school in Madrid

Hello! My name is Sinéad and I am the founder of the boutique educational consultancy Steps into Spain. I am also a very proud (and busy!) Mum of three.

My Story

I’m Irish and I have been living in Spain (Granada, Valencia, Tenerife, Barcelona and Madrid) on and off for about 20 years. I have lived in Madrid for about 16 years with intermittent spells in London and Melbourne. 

For many years I taught English in Spanish public schools and my three children have also been through the school application process. Knowing from personal experience that the process can be complex, I want to help and guide families through this.  

Having lived in many countries and moved several times with kids, I have a deep understanding of family’s needs when moving to a new country and the importance attached to finding the right school.

My Values & Beliefs

Honest and unbiased

I do not receive commission from any schools and only ever recommend schools that trust match your needs. 

Attention to detail

My work for you will be bespoke and tailor-made to your personal needs.

Local Knowledge and expertise

I regularly visit schools across the city and always have my ear to the ground.

My Approach

I have worked for many years in education and setting up my own educational consultancy seemd like a great way to continue within and to also become my own boss.

When clients being to work with me they quite often comment upon how relieved that they are.

I help to remove the Stress. And take Control of the Search, Selection and Enrolment Process.
The schools that I choose for your child in Madrid are based on your family’s speciifc needs and requirements. I Love making the perfect match and seeing your child thrive at their new schools.


Steps into Spain - Sinéad Galvin

Featured Publications


  • Finding a school for your child in Madrid – MumAbroad interview


  • The Irish Times


  • Madrid Metropolitan