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 loves being from “hundred-spired" Prague. Veronika holds a Primary Education degree with a focus on English teaching from Charles University. Veronika also graduated with a diploma in Pre-school and Out-of-school Pedagogy. She has many years of experience as a class teacher in a linguistic primary school, as well as experience as a director of a private sports-language kindergarten.
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 also received a certificate in yoga instruction for children. She has led many children's camps and is a mother of two children herself, Isabela and Max. She loves to spend her free time in the countryside or with a good book.
Veronika loves working at the Wonderland Preschools, where she works with a great team and in an exceptional environment. However, she is especially happy working with you, our wonderful parents. She is happy to answer any and all questions, so please do not hesitate to contact her.
Ms. Hana Martínková
Head Teacher of the Háje Branch
Hanka graduated from a secondary pedagogical school in Beroun with a specialization in the field of preschool. Jana wanted to be a teacher ever since she was young. She was always drawn to music and sports as well. She loves to sing, and often leads her preschool children to love music and movement as much as her. She thinks that it is very important for a child’s healthy development to combine mental and physical activity together.
Hanka has an adult daughter who studied management in Sydney, Australia and decided to live there permanently after her graduation. In previous years, Hanka always visited her daughter at Christmastime. However, at the end of June 2020, Jana returned from Sydney after a period of nine months. There, she had worked as a babysitter and gained valuable experience, especially with small children. Prior to that, she worked as a preschool teacher at the Podsaďáček Kindergarten in Modřany.
In her free time, Hanka remains passionate about cycling and loves to ski in the wintertime. She also loves to go Nordic walking with her dog. She is skilled in badminton and has started to learn tennis. She often attends theater with her partner as well as most Czech film premieres held within the cinema.
Hanka believes education improves children’s ability to communicate well, express themselves, and speak with correct pronunciation. Hanka’s greatest joy in life is to see children satisfied, active, cheerful, happy, and with all of their needs met. Working with children fulfills Hanka’s life.
Head of the English Department
Joe comes to us from the small town of Sonoma, situated in the heart of Californian wine country. He went to California Polytechnic University: San Luis Obispo where he received his B.A. in History as well as a Liberal Arts Teaching Credential. Joe also holds a TEFL Certification, along with an additional certification for teaching young learners. He has experience teaching children from a variety of age groups, but he loves working with younger students the most.
When Joe is not teaching, he enjoys playing sports, traveling, and trying new foods. He has really enjoyed living in Prague thus far and is very glad to be a part of our Wonderland team. Joe looks forward to working with all of his students, both young and old, each year. He loves to watch young learners grow and does his best to set them up for success in their future academic endeavors.
Kristýna attended a secondary vocational school and graduated in EU administration with a focus on legal administration. Kristýna has always enjoyed working and spending time with children. Her first experience came when she began to manage children's camps and was put in charge of a group of children aged three to eight years. Initially, she only worked at this camp for a few weeks at a time but was so successful in her work that the adventure agency asked her to run the camps throughout the summer. The camps prepared Kristýna to manage children of differing age groups, organize scholastic programs, and prepare a daily structure that would both educate and entertain children.
Kristýna also has personal experience with helping young learners with special needs because she grew up with a brother who is on the autism spectrum. This gave Kristýna an important foundation as a teacher and helped her acquire a variety of useful and creative teaching techniques. Kristýna’s hobbies include art and all types of creative activities. She also likes to spend time with her younger siblings.
Teddy bears Teacher
Alena discovered her passion for working with children during her time as a handball coach. She took up the sport ten years ago and has since then served as the Head Coach of the girls' team at Hájích.
She continues to enhance her career as a trainer, and develops her knowledge and skills through different courses and trainings; as well as, developing her skills as a Kindergarten teacher.
She has taken several courses focused on sports, and working with children. She also participates in the preparation of sporting events for children, where various activities and games take place.
She devotes any free time that she has to her family; especially her three children and her dogs. She enjoys exploring new places with them, whether it is in nature, restaurants, or historic cities.
Another hobby of hers is training dogs, and she goes to various events in order to participate in competitions or shows every once in a while.
Dominika is a graduate of a secondary pedagogical school in Prague, where she studied "Preschool and Extracurricular Pedagogy". During her studies, she gained experience in several kindergartens and primary schools. After graduating, she began earning her bachelor degree’s at Akcent College, where she studied "English as a Foreign Language". There, under the guidance of teachers, she completed regular professional practice as an English teacher for adults.
Since 2010, Dominika has been working at the Arabeska private ballet school, where she still continues to teach ballet to children 4 to 10 years old. Thanks to this experience, she decided to move forward in a pedagogical direction, especially regarding the education of preschool children. She further expanded her teaching experience while working in other institutions which specialize in dance training for children.
She likes to spend her free time inside the ballet hall, where she can be found passing on her own experiences to small ballerinas and dancers, or in her personal training. She has participated in ballet ever since a very young age. During this time, she not only had the opportunity to dance in many beautiful theaters and cultural institutions, but was also able to compete at the international level and gain pedagogical experience, such as within the children dance camps that she consistently attended.
In MŠ Wonderland, Dominika looks forward to participating in various work alongside the children, such as developing their personalities in various areas, providing a playful education, and especially, having fun!
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.
Jirka 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, Jírka 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.
Mgr. Tereza Macurová is a Psychology graduate from Palacký University Olomouc. Tereza has worked with children since her studies, in groups for autistic children and as an educational LARP programmes trainer. When working with children, she enjoys creativity and flexibility of children minds the most. She believes that every child has the capacity of enriching the world and that´s what led her to Wonderland, where she wishes to help making that come true.
In her free time, she engages in culture and long walks with her dog. As a passionate reader, she enjoys Russian classics and psychological literature. Beside reading, she´s also an active writer.
At the moment, she is a trainee at the Integrative coaching programme and plans on furthering her professional education even more.
Elves Class Teacher
Anna is a graduate of the Charles University pedagogical school in the field of special pedagogy. From the very start of her studies, she has focused on speech therapy and deaf-ute therapy, especially in regards to preschool ages. She is currently studying in her last year of her subsequent master's program for Speech Therapy. As well, she has over a year of experience working in a nursery school, where she was also able to apply her speech therapy perspective. Anna is patient, kind-hearted, loves children, and believes that she can conquer everything that comes her way.
Anna was born in Prague; a city that still fascinates her, especially when she continues to explore its secrets during long walks or bike rides.
She loves all animals, sports, and music, devoting herself intensively to singing and playing the guitar. Additonally, she enjoys learning new languages (Italian, English). She considers the combination of children's laughter, a stimulating environment, and a great team to be the best recipe for a positive workplace attitude.
Gretchen originally comes from the very North of Wisconsin near the beautiful Great Lakes. She spent the summers working with young girls as a Girl Scout camp counselor and the winter teaching snowboarding. She moved to Prague in 2014 in order to receive her Tefl certification along with the Young Learners accreditation. Since arriving she's worked with mostly young students teaching English, as a preschool teacher, and teaching horseback riding at a local farm.
She enjoys spending her free time doing anything outdoors including snowboarding, horseback riding, and rollerskating. In addition, she enjoys traveling and attending live music events. During the year she also volunteers her time working with the British Scouts in Prague.
She's looking forward to the new year at Wonderland!
Leontina comes from the heart of Šumava, where she started working with children at summer camps at the age of 15. First as a trainee, later as a leader, and finally as a creator and guide of the 14-day program. She graduated from the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice with a degree specializing in Pedagogy, and Art Education. During her studies while working in one of the local kindergartens, she realized that working with preschool children was the right thing for her. During her studies, she also completed a 1 year placement in Sydney, Australia, where she looked after a 3 year old boy, coordinating his full day program, and care. After this experience, she became passionate about combining a foreign language with teaching preschoolers at Wonderland Preschool.
Leontina also attended an art school, which specialized in instrument playing, singing, and dancing. She was also a member of a dance group for 9 years, where she won many awards, and participated in national Street Dance competitions. For several years she was also a teacher for a children's street dancing group. In her spare time she enjoys doing various sports.
She looks forward to discovering, and growing the individual talents of the children.