Our team

Ms. Pavla Hajian
Founder of MŠ Wonderland

Ms. Pavla Hajian has experience as a director and owner of a nursery school in Ealing, London. She has worked for many years at international language schools and nurseries. She has now been running Wonderland Preschool for eight years and is the founder of the private school, Wonderland Academy. She is the mother of five children (Kimi, 20 years; Dany, 15 years; Melanie, 5 years; Charlotte, 3 years; and Nicholas, 3 months) Open more

Ms. Pavla holds a DPP (Diploma in Pre-school Practice) and attended the NVQ Level 3 university course. She graduated in all levels of Montessori education. She also attended an accredited course of the National Institute of Continuing Education (NIDV): a qualification course for headmasters. She studied Environmental Education and received the title of Environmental Coordinator of Schools. Furthermore, she attended Menza ITL learning and a Genetic reading methods course. As in previous years, she continues to actively participate in the preparing of her schools' academic programs and personally supervises compliance with all governmental regulations and standards to ensure maximum satisfaction for your children.

You may contact her with any questions concerning nursery management and our administration, as well as inquiries about your children and their daily lives at our kindergarten.

Ms. Veronika Bergmanová
Director of MŠ Wonderland

Veronika was born in “hundred-spired" Prague, which she loves. She holds a Primary Education degree with a focus on teaching English from Charles University and also graduated with a diploma in Pre-school and Out-of-school Pedagogy. She has experience as a class teacher at a primary school focused on languages and was a director of a private kindergarten focusing on sports and languages for many years.

In addition to these studies, Veronika also attended the highly esteemed Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory of Music and, as you might have guessed, is passionate about music. In 2018, Veronika received her certificate as a yoga instructor for children. She has led many children's camps and is the mother of two of her own children, Isabela and Max. She loves to spend her free time in the countryside or with a good book.

Veronika is excited to work with our great team in the above-standard environment of Wonderland Preschool, but is most especially happy to work with you, our wonderful parents. She is happy to answer any and all questions, so please do not hesitate to contact her.

Ms. Karolina
Elves class teacher
Native speaker

Karolina gained most of her experience while working with children from England. There, she taught English during summer school to pupils of many different ages, nationalities, and levels. She enjoyed working with children so much that she found her way to us and can't wait to meet her new class!

Karolina studied History of Art and Aesthetics at the University of Kent in England and graduated with a master's degree. This year, she earned a CELTA certificate that allows her to pursue her career as a teacher. Because Karolina spent most of her life in the British education system and lived in England for a number of years, she speaks English at a native level. She also spent several years living in Serbia, so she is very accustomed to a multilingual environment. In her free time, Karolina enjoys going to art galleries, attending concerts, and writing articles.

Ms. Ivetka
Elves class teacher

Ivetka has completed study at the Secondary School of Nursing and the Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in HK (Nursing and Pedagogy). She has also completed a course in Manual Lymphotherapy, a course in the Motor, Social and Psychological Development of Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Children, and a course in Infant Massage and Aromatherapy.

Iveta has worked in Motol-Paediatric Oncology, the bone marrow transplant unit of ICU, FN Střešovice-surgery unit ICU, child emergency unit, CPM lymphotherapy, and patient bathing. She has also worked as a postpartum doula, lactation counsellor, and swim instructor for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. In addition, Ivetka is trained in detecting deviations of psycho-motor development in children.

Iveta loves babies, children, and her work with parents. Her other hobbies include time with family, TRX, jogging, swimming, trekking, dogs and cats, nature, travelling, a healthy lifestyle, and enjoying the company of honest, hardworking folks.

Ms. Lenka
Elves class teacher

Lenka was enrolled with a touristic group as a child and subsequently worked there as an instructor. She travelled with the children on all kinds of expeditions and also helped run winter and summer camps for them. Because she enjoyed working with young people, Lenka decided to become an Au pair. She moved to England, where she took care of three-year-old twins and their six-year-old sister. While there, Lenka also took a language course and was a guide for children’s groups at Willows Farm. She loved this work and was sorry to leave.

Lenka has always had an affinity to art and nature – she first studied textile art with a focus on hand printing and hand weaving and then garden and landscape work at a higher vocational school. Her hobbies include playing the piano in a musical ensemble, traveling, and taking trips on foot and by bike through mountains and valleys. She also likes to attend art exhibitions, concerts, and theatres.

Ms. Zdeňka
Elves class teacher

Zdeňka studied biology at the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí na Labem. She comes from Chomutov but fell in love with life in Prague when she first came here. She then began her long-distance study at the University of Education while simultaneously working as a nanny for a family with three preschool-aged girls. She worked hard to create a stimulating environment for them and educated them using approaches from Montessori pedagogy. Zdeňka loves children’s spontaneity, enthusiasm, and creativity. She has been caring for children since she was 16 and quickly realized that working with children is her dream and life mission.

Since the ability to speak English is a useful skill for many careers and areas of life, Zdeňka decided to improve her English and took a year-long course at a private school that is certified by FCE. She likes to spend her free time in the fresh air and with her family. Her hobbies include playing guitar, painting, photography, and interior design.

Ms. Zuzana
Logistical Coordinator

Zuzka graduated from Family School with a focus on economics and administrative duties. She has two children, Terezka and Tomas.

Zuzka manages financial matters and all types of paperwork, as well as the obligatory child documentation for our school. She also orders school meals, records attendance, and prepares contractual documentation. She is happy to cooperate with clients and can be contacted at any time.

Marek Lansdorf
Speech therapist and special educator

Marek Lansdorf graduated from the Faculty of Education at Charles University in Prague, where he specialized in biology and health education. During his studies, he realized that there are not enough educators in Czech Republic who are trained to help pupils with learning difficulties. This made him decide to return to his former university and study special pedagogy with a focus on speech therapy. During his studies, Marek learned how to create and apply preventive programs at primary and secondary schools. He completed most of his practice while teaching biology and health education at the Secondary School of Nursing in Prague.

Marek is happy to teach Biology in Nature here at Wonderland and enjoys learning alongside his students. Feedback from pupils is very important to Marek, because he knows that this will help him direct the topics and teaching methods in his classes. He also believes that a safe classroom environment is one of the cornerstones of teaching. In his free time, Marek travels throughout both Czech Republic and the world and loves getting closer to natural beauty. He advocates healthy living and enjoys roller skating, reading, culture, and art.

Mr. Jírka Plíva

Mr. Plíva works as a caretaker and driver for Wonderland Preschool and Wonderland Academy. He collects, transports, and delivers children by minibus to and from our school and on various trips. His other duties include repairing and maintaining our school buildings and gardens.

Because he is very skillful and happy to work with children, Mr. Plíva is also the instructor for our Little Handyman course, which is very popular.

He is a regular blood donor and a passionate restorer of old clocks.

Mr. Michal Čížek

Michal grew up in Litoměřice, where he played ice-hockey and football from a young age. In the past, he worked for several years as a train mechanic at Czech Railways. He has also operated as a landlord and tried out working as an entrepreneur in the private sector.

His great, lifelong love remains the world of sports. In 1994, he obtained a coaching license and began to work as a football coach at clubs for children and youths. He has experience working with children from 5 to 16 years of age. He is currently working at 1.FK Příbram.

Michal has two sons, Michael and Luke, from his first marriage. In his current relationship with his partner Šárka, he has two more sons: John and James. When he has free time, Michal spends it in the wilderness with his family.

Mr. Josef Račák

Ms. Eva
Canteen Manager and Cleaning Service