About the Author

Froukje MatthewsFroukje Matthews studied for and trained as a primary school teacher in her native Holland, obtained Montessori teaching qualifications (3-6 and 6-9 cycles) in Australia as well as a post-graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education from the Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia). She taught Kumon Math to all ages, worked as and ESL teacher in Spain and has run her own Montessori Playgroup and preschool for over twenty years. Froukje speaks five languages and has lived in a number of countries.

Froukje closely identifies with little children who learn their language from scratch and wants to help parents to become aware of what the learning journey is like for children under the age six.  She is a grandmother, married to an artist and has three adult children.