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 the Wonderland kindergarten for eight years and is the founder of the private school Wonderland Academy. She is the mother of four children (Kimi 18, Dany 13, Melanie 3, Charlotte 1 year old) 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 will actively participate in teaching and learning plans and personally supervise compliance with all regulations, standardsand most importantly to ensure maximum satisfaction for your children.

You may contact her with any qurestions you may have about nursery management, administrative inquiries, and especially questions 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 graduated from Primary education with focus on teaching English at Charles University and she also holds a diploma in Pre-school and Out-of-school Pedagogy. She has an experience as a class teacher at a primary school focused on languages, and mainly as a director of a private kindergarten focusing on sports and languages.

In addition to these studies, she also attended the highly esteemed Music school of Jaroslav Ježek so it‘s obvious, that she is a passionate music lover. In the Spring, Veronika received her certificate as a child yoga instructor. She has been a leader of children's camps many times. Veronika is the mother of Isabela and Max. She loves to spend her free time in the countryside or by reading good books.

She is looking forward to working in the above-standart environment and with the great team of Wonderland Preschool but also with you, parents. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact her, she will gladly answer all your questions.

Mr. Ian
Teacher coordinator, Native speaker

Mr. Ian is a native English speaker from Brighton and head teacher of English department. He has taught at our pre-school from 2009.

He is a bubbly, energetic teacher with a great deal of experience. He has a TEFL qualification and previously taught at several language schools such as Jipka or English School.

He is skilled at using the Callan Method of teaching. At the same time each summer he is teaching at summer camps in the Czech Republic and abroad. Ian really enjoys sports, especially football, and outside normal teaching takes care of the management of the sports club and little scientist.

Ms. Eva Engineer
Head teacher and Elves class teacher

Ms. Eva is the teacher of the Elves class and is also responsible for leading the teachers. Ms. Eva studied at the secondary school of pedagogy. Her Pedagogical practice was acquired in the Czech Republic at a preschool in Prague 10 and then in the USA where she had a class of 26 pupils for 8 years. Ms. Eva graduated from an accredited course of the National Institute of Continuing Education (NIDV): a qualification course for school directors. She has been working at Wonderland for five years. Working with children is a pleasure for her. She likes watching their mind develop every other day, and she is very happy to be here. She is a mother of two children (Eva and Sam).

Ms.Dana
Elves teacher

Ms.Dana takes care of the smallest members of Wonderland, children from the RolyPoly crèches, with love and professional care.

Ms. Dana is a qualified nurse. She graduated from the Secondary Medical School in Brno. After graduation, she traveled to the UK to work as an au pair. After returning she joined an orthopedic clinic. Over the course of time she has successfully completed a special pedagogy study at Masaryk University in Brno. She worked at a private nursery school as part of her studies. She has been practicing surgical surgery for many years as an instrumentalist. In her free time she continues to work with children.

Working with children fills her with positive energy and she enjoys each day. Ms. Dana likes travelling, sports, reading, going to the cinema and theatre, trips into the wilderness. Her biggest hobby is her family. She is the mother of her 14-month-old son, Patrick.

Ms. Ivetka
Nanny

Ms. Ivetka, has completed education in many fields; Secondary School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in HK - the Nursing and Pedagogy Field, Manual Lymphotherapy course, Instructor course for motion, social and psychological development of infants, toddlers, pre-school children, Infant Massage and Aromatherapy.

She has worked at Motol-paediatric oncology, bone marrow transplant of ICU, FN Střešovice-surgery ICU, child emergency, CPM lymphotherapist, and bathing. She also worked as a postpartum doula, lactation counsellor and is engaged in the swimming of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and detecting deviations of psycho-motor development.

She loves babies and children and her work with parents. Her other hobbies include family, TRX, jogging, swimming, trekking, dogs and cats, nature, travelling, healthy lifestyle and honest, hardworking folks.

Mr. Joseph
Rainbows class teacher

Joe comes to us from the small wine country town of Sonoma, California. He went to California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo where he received his BA in History, as well as a Liberal Arts Teaching Credential. Joe also holds a TEFL Certificate, along with a certificate for Teaching Young Learners. He has experience teaching children from different 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 really enjoys living in Prague, and is very glad to be a part of the Wonderland Kindergarten. Joe looks forward to working with his fellow teachers this school year, as well as working with the young learners to help them grow, and set them up for success in their future academic endeavors.

Ms. Veronika
Rainbows class teacher

Ms. Veronika graduated from the Business Academy, but she has realized during her studies that her dream was to work with children. After the graduation she went to America for a year as Au pair. She took care of two little girls, and she also attended an English course at Anne Arundel Community College. After returning to the Czech Republic, she began studying at Charles University in the field of school management. She is also working as an free time educator and also taught physical training for the first grade. The next year she worked in English pre-school. At that time she knew she'd found out that this is what she wants to do. Working with pre-school children is fun and fulfilling for her. She started a further study in the field of childhood development.

Ms. Veronika has been professionally dancing since very young age. She studied the Dance Conservatory, hosted international dances abroad, led dance clubs for the youngest children, taught the zumba, modern dance and fit dance. Her most favorite hobby besides working with children is traveling and fitness.

Ms. Hannah
Owls class teacher

Ms. Hannah 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.

Ms. Hannah is the oldest girl of 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 for many years and has previous experience with teaching at Czech-English preschools.

Ms. Hannah enjoys tennis, golf, salsa dancing, kickboxing, cooking, board games, and sunshine.
She loves to travel and has visited 29 states, 20 countries, and 2 provinces so far! She is very happy to be at MŠ Wonderland, where everyone has been extremely helpful and welcoming during her transition. She looks forward to working with and getting to know her Owls class!

Ms. Dominika
Speech therapist and special educator

Dominika Kiene graduated from the Faculty of Education at Charles University. After finishing her studies, she joined the phoniatric department at the ENT clinic in Bulovka. As a clinical speech therapist she also worked at the Phoniatric Clinic in Prague 2, FN 2. She then lived abroad with her husband, an American diplomat. She worked in the Special Services Division in the Bahamas as a logoped consultant for socially disadvantaged families. In the USA, she was teaching Czech. Open more

She worked as a Czech lecturer at Adult Education in Virginia and at the school Inligua, which prepared diplomats for the US Embassy around the world. After returning to Prague she currently works in private speech therapy. She helped the private clinic LOGO open a branch in Prague, working with Canadian Medical Care as a clinical logoped for children and adults from a multilingual environment. Experiences from the Special Pedagogical Center for Children with Speech Disorders are also important. She is currently working as a clinical speech therapist in Prague 10 and intensively cooperates with various bilingual nurseries. Dominika is the mother of two adult children. Her son works in New York City and her daughter is studying at the MICA Art University in Baltimore.

Ms. Nora
Yoga teacher

Ms Nora enjoys having children's yoga lessons. And because she knows that children love fun, they enjoy yoga games in which they improve not only their motor skills and fantasy, but they also enhance their self-confidence. She discovered yoga while she was studying a dance retraining course, which she wanted to further expand her education. She was surprised at how natural and beneficial it was for her body. Throughout her life, she has practised Jin Yoga daily and used it as a way to relax after other physical activities. She is constantly learning how to further develop her yoga and make her happy. Nowadays she is very interested in Dance yoga. She also teaches Jin Yoga and Adult Fit dance.

Kateřina Podzemská
School Psychologist

Kateřina Podzemská comes from a small village in Krušné Hory, she is 27 and studied psychology at Prague College of Psychosocial Studies. She has taken courses in psychodynamic psychotherapy and pyschology in healthcare. She had the opportunity improve her English during a one-year stay in the UK, where she lived with a host family and studied at Hugh Christie College. Also during her stay she earned the FCE and ESOL certificates. She has experienced patients with depressive and anxious disorder, children with PAS and ADHD.

Katka thinks that psychological child care is closely associated with the care of the family as a whole. Only in cooperation with the whole family can the satisfaction of both the child and the parents be achieved. She considers the child's satisfaction as a very important element their development but also a beautifully enjoyed childhood, which shapes not only the child's personality, but the ground for the future life of child.

Mr. Karolína
Music teacher

Karolína has been devoted to music since seven years of her age when she started to play piano. She has decided to further develope her musical skills in the field of harp at Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava and then at HAMU in Prague, where she is currently completing her studies. She has studied one semester at the Royal College of Music in London through the Erasmus.

She was always interested and tempted to work with children. Her first experience in this direction was working with children at summer musical camps. During her studies in Ostrava, she taught at the Art School for four years. In the school year 2017/2018 she was a teacher at the private pre-school Radost.

Her hobbies include culinary, sports and reading.

Ms. Maria
Owls class teacher - currently on maternity leave

Ms. Maria comes from Murcia, southeastern Spain. There it is sunny, warm and dry :) near the Mediterranean Sea.

Ms. Maria has been working with children since high school. She began by supervising children, tutoring, practicing as a sports instructor, attending summer camps, and organizing children's events. After graduating in psychology, Ms. Maria studied child psychology and was engaged in treatment of children with learning disabilities, school problems, or attention deficit disorder. Open more

In 2013, Ms. Maria moved to Canada, where she worked as a children's nanny. Here she was given the opportunity to learn the customs of other cultures and had the opportunity to learn in a bilingual environment.

After moving to the Czech Republic, Ms Maria participated in a program which culminated in a certificate for the training of Spanish teachers at the Cervantes Institute in Prague. Ms. Maria worked for some time at a Kindergarten in Pilsen and worked at an English summer camp in Prague.

Ms. Maria loves sports and activities in nature, especially in mountain areas. She likes running, roller skating and cycling, but also enjoys a relaxing evening at home watching interesting movies, listening to music or reading. Ms. Maria likes being creative: from drawing, dyeing, cutting to gluing and decorating. Ms. Maria also likes to cook, but her favorite part is when she gets to eat the final product ;)

Ms. Lucie
Elves class teacher - currently on maternity leave

Ms. Lucie graduated in social work. For three years she was a member of self-experience training in Rogerian therapy, and for about the same time she was also a member of the Prague rogerian group.

After studying she left Czech Republic and for several years traveled and worked across Europe, America and Asia
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Though she had already devoted herself to children and worked in a low-threshold children's club in Ústí nad Labem, the most intense and hindmost experience in working with children was her traveling. Since she was seventeen, she has been in England for about 10 years, helping a family with four children with whom she has been in contact since their earliest childhood. In 2010, as a volunteer, she took part in a Solar School project in India - she worked as a teacher and coordinator of a school in a Himalayan village, where she mainly devoted herself to preschool and fresh school children. In addition to co-ordinating the overall course of the school, it was mainly teaching children in English.

With children she is particularly fascinated by their creativity, imagination and some degree the natural truth that adults can learn from them. Her aim is to support children in their growth, to maintain and develop their natural tendencies and talents and in particular to provide them with an environment in which they will not have to worry about themselves.

Ms. Zuzana
Logistical Coordinator

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

Miss 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
Caretaker and driver

Mr. Plíva works as a caretaker and driver for Wonderland Kindergarten and Wonderland Academy. He provides the collection, transport and delivery of children by minibus to and from the school, and for various trips. His other duties include repairs and maintenance of the buildings and gardens.

Because he is very skillful and happy to work with children, he runs the 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. He is a mechanic of track machines, he worked for several years at Czech Railways. He has also run landlord activities and has tried out a tough job in the private sector.

His great long life love remains in sport. In 1994 he obtained a coaching license and began to work at the children's and youth clubs as a football coach. He has experience working with children from 5 to 16 years of age. He is currently working at 1.FK Příbram.

From his first marriage he has two sons, Michael and Luke. In his current relationship with his partner Šárka, they have two sons, John and James. If time allows him, he spends it with them as much as possible in the wilderness.