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 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)

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. Renata
Deputy Director and Head Teacher

Renata comes from Rakovník, where she gained experience as a teacher in a preschool after finishing secondary pedagogical school. Since then, she completed postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University and worked for five years as the HR Director of Short Film at Barrandov. After the birth of her son, Daniel, and her daughter, Natalie, Renata returned to the field of education. She graduated from a two-year accredited program for directors and school facilities with a focus on school management and education in the European context. At that time, she was already working in a private preschool with a focus on sports and healthy nutrition and was a director there for 8 years. Later, she gained further experience as a director in a private Czech-English school in Prague 9. During these years, she completed a wide range of supplementary education for childhood development, including conferences for school directors on Early Mathematics for Preschoolers, Working with Persona Dolls: Dolls with Personality, How to Respect and be Respected, and many more.

Besides pedagogical work, Renata is also dedicated to the growth of her own personality and professionalism. She is very open and honest and believes that her relationships with children enrich her life. She loves to see their growth, effort, and the joy of their successes. She is raising her son and daughter by herself and mainly devotes her free time to them but still finds time for her own hobbies. She enjoys sports and learning about new cultures.

Renata is happy to cooperate with the Wonderland team and is always available to children and parents. If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact her – she is here for you!

Renata says, "We see right through to the heart. What is truly important is hidden to the eye.”

Ms. Hannah Johns
Head of English

Hannah Johns is from the U.S.A. and grew up near Washington D.C., where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English, an associate degree in General Studies, and a minor in psychology. She holds both a TEFL certification and an additional, specialized certification in teaching young learners.

Hannah has six siblings and spent much of her life caring for and guiding her younger family members into becoming happy, healthy adults. She led educational homeschool programs for children ages 3-10 in the U.S. for many years and has previous experience with teaching at Czech-English preschools. She is a class teacher and is responsible for managing MŠ Wonderland's English team, as well as all written materials in English.

Hannah enjoys tennis, golf, salsa dancing, kickboxing, cooking, board games, and sunshine.
She loves to travel and has visited 31 states, 20 countries, and 2 provinces so far! She is passionate about providing children with love and care and enjoys her job very much.

Ms. Israel
Butterflies teacher and native speaker

Israel Starks is from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature & Language. In January 2018, she moved to Prague from the U.S. to earn her TEFL certification and Young Learners certification at the Language House. Shortly after graduating, she began teaching English as a preschool teacher and has been loving it ever since. Israel enjoys using creative activities and games in her teaching that make the children active, enthusiastic learners. She is happy to be part of the Wonderland team and is looking forward to working with all of her new students.

Ms. Magda
Bears teacher

Ms. Magdalena has loved to spend time with little children since she was one of them. She believes that the most important element in her pedagogical approach is empathy. She feels personally capable of exhibiting this quality because she has never forgotten how it felt to experience the world as a child. She says, “I want to educate children so they can keep a piece of child in them for the rest of their lives. If we are able to do this, Magda believes that children, as adults, will be able to approach all that waits for them with natural curiosity, as well as the desire to discover and obtain joy from seemingly trivial moments. "

Magda studied at Art High School and later at the Faculty of Education of Charles University. She has worked privately as a nanny for many families and has cared for children from six weeks to six years. During her studies, she also worked in a private nursery and led art lessons for children. Since 2012, she has been an art lecturer at Oko and Aero's art workshops. For the last two years, she has been teaching creative workshops at the Villa Pellé Gallery. After graduation from her university, Magda accepted a job at a primary school, where she became a preschool class teacher. She also taught subjects for other classes, including Art and Physical Education and a variety of other courses. In 2016, she became the proud mother of her son, Stepan. She loves being a parent and believes that motherhood has been a formative experience that has greatly improved her approach towards children.

Ms. Karolína
Piano teacher

Karolína has been devoted to music ever since she first began to play piano at seven years of age. She decided to further develop her musical skills by studying the harp at Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava and then at HAMU in Prague, where she completed her studies. She also studied one semester at the Royal College of Music in London through the Erasmus program.

She loves children and was always interested in working with them. Her first experience with this came when she began teaching children at summer musical camps. After this, she taught at an art school for four years and at the private preschool, Radost, for one year, before coming to work at MŠ Wonderland.

Her hobbies include cooking, playing sports, and reading.

Ms. Bára
Assistant teacher

Bara’s first introduction to childhood education came when she taught a course called Personality and Social Education at a kindergarten, which allowed her to play and interact with children. She thoroughly enjoyed this and decided to continue her studies in this direction. She graduated from the High School of Education in Prague 6, where her primary focus was on dramatic education. She learned to play piano, guitar, and flute during her lessons there and later learned to play the ukulele as well. Bara also loves to sing and has has vocal training since she was a very young girl. She attended singing lessons during elementary school for five years and for a further four years in high school. In addition to music, she enjoys artistic activities and crafts.

When Bara has free time, she likes to visit beautiful places with friends or visit her family.

Mr. 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.

Ms. Zuzana
Logistical Coordinator

Ms. Zuzka graduated from a Family School with an economic and administrative focus. She has two children, Terezka and Tomas.

Ms. Zuzka deals with all kinds of economic matters and obligatory child documentation for the school. She provides food, records attendance, and prepares contractual documentation. She is very willing to cooperate, and you can contact her at any time.

Mr. Plíva
Driver

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. Čížek
Driver

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.

Josef Račák
Driver