Over the past few weeks, the South China Morning Post has been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, exhibitors and speakers. As a result, we have made the difficult but important decision to postpone the Kindergartens Festival 2020 to Saturday, June 20 at the JW Marriott, Hong Kong. Learn More

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Sophie Burdel

Head of German Swiss International School Kindergarten

Sophie Burdel was born in Berlin, Germany and grew up in Bavaria. She completed her teacher training in Germany and has been working as head of kindergarten ever since; her first post was in 1987 which she was in for ten years. To gain more international experience she moved to Seoul, South Korea to take on the role of head of kindergarten for the German School. In 2002 Ms Burdel moved back to Germany to lead a children’s day-care facility within a mother-child sanatorium. Besides working with children, part of her duties included giving educational talks and offering one-on-one parenting advice sessions for mothers. However her fondness for Asia, and the international education opportunities, led her to move to Hong Kong in 2004 to take on the position as the head of the German Swiss International School Kindergarten. Throughout her professional life, she has had her own class to teach alongside working as a head.

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To comply with the social distancing policies, the South China Morning Post has put in health and safety measures at the Kindergartens Festival accordingly. This has been reflected in both ticketing and onsite arrangements. These measures are initiated and executed by the South China Morning Post.


South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan,ELLE, Esquire and, Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.