Gabi Schneider - Teacher


Gabi Schneider was born and raised in Germany, she came to New Zealand in 1991. She immediately fell in love with this beautiful country and settled in quickly. She did her ECE training in Germany and worked in German Kindergartens for 7 years before coming to New Zealand. In New Zealand, she has worked as a nanny, teachers aide in a private Kindergarten and as an Early Childhood Teacher in two other childcare centres in Hamilton, before starting at New Shoots in April 2013.

“What I like about my job is that every day is different with its own unique, joyful moments, exciting experiences, different needs and challenges. I have met a lot of great people over the years and watched children grow up into beautiful and curious individuals. I enjoy providing a wide array of age appropriate activities to stimulate the children's development and abilities. 

I feel privileged to help the children and their parents settle into a new environment when starting at New Shoots and therefore enter a new chapter in their life.

Outside of work I love spending time with my sons and meet up with friends for dinner, movies and socialising. I have two adult sons, both born here, and go home to Germany regularly to see family and friends.

I have a little garden, where I love to spend time - either working in it siting back and relaxing. A trip to the beach is a sure way for me to really relax and unwind, all year round.

HamiltonJoanne Whyte