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. 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 also responsible for managing MŠ Wonderland's English team and all written materials in English for the preschool.

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. Naďa
Head teacher and Elves class teacher

Naďa Aniolová comes from Moravia and graduated from a science school in Havířov. She has worked in both business and marketing in multi-national companies, but, some time ago, her love for children directed her career in a different direction. She began her work at Wonderland and realized that she could never go back to the office after experiencing the joy of helping children to grow.

Naďa enjoys doing yoga, spending time with animals, and making creative handmade products. She has an adult son, 3 dogs, and a part-time bunny. She lives with her family in the countryside and cites nature as a beautiful source of inspiration for her.

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.

Mr. Joseph
Rainbows class teacher

Joe comes to us from the small town of Sonoma, which is 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.

Ms. Veronika
Rainbows class teacher

Ms. Veronika graduated from the Business Academy, but realized during her studies that her dream was to work with children. After graduation, she went to the U.S., where she worked for a year as an au pair for a family with two little girls, while simultaneously attending 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. During this time, she worked as a freelance educator, taught physical education for the first grade, and began working at an English preschool. She learned that work with preschool-aged children was the most fun and fulfilling for her, so she continued full-time in this position and began further study in the field of childhood development.

Ms. Veronika has been dancing professionally since a very young age. In the past, she studied at the Dance Conservatory, hosted international dances abroad, led dance clubs for young children, and taught zumba, modern dance and fit dance. Her favorite hobbies besides working with children are traveling and fitness.

Ms. Marketa
Elves class teacher

Markéta was born in the foothills of the Orlické Mountains. Her educational journey led her to study first in Olomouc, where she graduated from a secondary school focused on tourism, and then, later on, in Brno, where she studied English for a year at a language school.

Markéta’s desire to be with children has been a part of her ever since she can remember. Even though she has worked in a variety of professions, she has always found a way to spend time with children. She gained experience working as an instructor at a kids’ camp and also as a kindergarten teacher and assistant.

The turning point in her professional career came when she became friends with a clinical speech therapist in Prague who inspired her to investigate the field of speech therapy. Soon after this, Markéta began studying speech therapy at Masaryk University in Brno. She has been leading speech therapy sessions for a year now, helping children to train their tongues and communicate clearly.

Markéta likes to read, go to musicals, write short stories, and make toys and games for children in her free time. Working with children is one of the most beautiful things she could imagine having in her life and has become her life’s mission. She asks, "What in the world could be more precious than a happy child?"

Ms. Karolína
Owls class teacher and music 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. Becca
Owls class teacher and native speaker

Rebecca, nicknamed Becca, was born in California in the United States. She moved to Prague in 2018 to complete her CELTA certificate at Oxford House. Becca has absolutely fallen in love with the beauty of Prague and plans to stay for a very long time.

Becca has worked with children since the age of 13 and has been a professional nanny for 6 years. She loves working with children because it gives her a positive, fun perspective on life, and she can visibly see their growth as they gain new knowledge. Rebecca graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and received a degree in Music Studies. She is an Opera singer and has over 10 years of training. She cannot wait to bring music to her teaching with children.

In her free time, Rebecca loves to explore new parts of Prague while meeting the most amazing new friends from a variety of cultures. Rebecca is thrilled to be a part of our Wonderland team and looks forward to meeting all of her new students and their parents as we embark on this journey to learn English!

Ms. Karolína
Elves class teacher and native speaker

Mr. Marek
Speech therapist and special educator

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
Caretaker and 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.

Ms. Eva
Canteen Manager