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 a place that she loves, “hundred-spired" Prague. 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 many years of experience as a class teacher at a language primary school as well as experience as a director of a private sports-language kindergarten.
In addition to these studies, Veronika attended the highly esteemed Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory of Music and, as you might have guessed, is passionate about music. In 2018, Veronika received a certificate in yoga instruction for children. She has led many children's camps and is also the 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 with our great team in the above-standard environment of Wonderland Preschool, but is 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.
Head Teacher and Unicorns class teacher
Klára is the creator of the academic curriculum that is currently in place at Wonderland's three preschools and additionally, personally evaluates the quality of teaching every day. She gained most of her experience teaching small children in the United Kingdom, teaching in several preschools and leading mother with children groups. Here at Wonderland, Klára teaches full-time, participates in the creation of the educational plans, and supervises the fulfillment of the year-long curriculum. She is the mother of two boys (Eliot, 13 years, and Richard, 4 years).
Klára graduated with all of the Montessori degrees and completed NVQ Level 3 Qualification in Early Years of Child Care and Education. She also completed the CELTA Cambridge Certificate of English. Klára is also a certified Environmental Coordinator.
Unicorns class teacher and native speaker
Gwen Wiess is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here, she graduated with a degree in Visual Studies with a minor in Philosophy from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2016. After graduation, she worked in a comedy club and as a nanny until she decided to make the leap and move to Prague. Upon her move in September of 2017, Gwen furthered her education by obtaining a TEFL certification from The Language House with additional certification focused on teaching methods for young learners.
Gwen has worked with children all her life. She’s spent years as a nanny and as a children's swimming instructor. Additionally, she has spent her time in Prague working as a teacher in a private preschool and also as a private tutor for young learners. She values facilitating a fun, creative, stress-free, and open environment for children to learn English by way of games, songs, and humor.
In her free time, Gwen enjoys getting back to her creative base by painting, drawing, and cooking. She’s also trying to learn how to play ukulele which she hopes to incorporate into her teaching position at Wonderland. Gwen looks forward to challenging the students at Wonderland to be the best kids they can be by being the best teacher she can be.
Lunas class teacher
Anna Havelková was born in Prague and has lived all of her life in and around this beautiful city. She graduated from the Secondary Vocational School of Education in the field of pre-school and after-school pedagogy. For three years, she has worked as a leader of a children's group where she meets children from different countries of the world, giving her the opportunity to further develop her English. She has also attended several first-aid courses aimed towards children of pre-school and early school-age. Throughout her entire career, she has worked with groups of children of many different ages. Ever since the age of three, her lifelong dream has been to work in a nursery school.
Anička's biggest hobbies are painting, woodworking, and visiting galleries. She is interested in art history and architecture and, would therefore, like to travel to as many historical cities as possible. She loves skiing, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends.
Lunas class teacher and native speaker
Kalli Savage comes from a small island off the south coast of England named the "Isle Of Wight". While living on the island, Kalli obtained qualifications in Childhood and Youth Studies and an Award in Education. When she first moved to Prague three years ago, she received a TEFL certificate and a Young Learners Certificate. She has lived in England, America, and Europe. She is also currently studying Criminology and Psychology at a UK University. She has experience working in elementary and preschools as well as experience working in a special needs unit.
Kalli's greatest love, apart from working with children, is the outdoors. Her passions include music, traveling, and ccreating a comfortable environment for children. In her free time, she also likes to play the guitar, dance, rock climb, and run.
Tereza was born in Prague, however, she spent her childhood in the town of Špindlerův Mlýn. Thanks to her upbringing, she gained lots of experience in winter sports and activities. She spent one year studying social-legal education at a higher vocational school, but halted this study when she was given a chance to realize her dream: studying psychology at FF UK. She is now in her third year there. As part of her coursework, she visits children at Motol Hospital.
Tereza has had a lot of different experiences with children over the last eight years and has worked with a variety of age groups. She has led camps for children, managed school field trips in nature, provided private childcare for families, and has worked as a teacher’s assistant in several private preschools. She has also completed a medical practitioner’s course.
Her hobbies mainly include spending time with friends, reading interesting books, and attending the theater.
Ms. 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.”
Zuzka graduated from Charles University in Prague and specialized in Arts for Primary School. After her state examination, she went to England, where she studied for one semester at St. Austell college. She studied several courses at DYS-centrum which focused on graphomotor skills, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and the good start method. She enjoys leading creative projects, activity centers, and summer camps.
She likes to spend her free time jogging, doing yoga, and cooking.
Linda graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy at the Pedagogy University in Hradec Králové, majoring in primary school teaching. Then she expanded her education at the Faculty of Management and Information Technology at the Pedagogy University in the field of Financial Management.
She has been fulfilling her desire to work with children ever since her studies in high school , when she helped lead science clubs in the primary schools. She began teaching with a three-year career at the First Private Primary School in Hradec Králové. Subsequently, she worked at primary schools in Prague 10 and Prague 4. She also tested her teaching skills while working at a secondary vocational school. After a break of several years, which she spent working in the private sector, she returned to her original profession in 2019. She worked as a teaching assistant at Wonderland Kindergarten, where she cared for a boy with developmental dysphasia. At the same time, she educated preschool children in the Unicorns class.
She continues to further her education today, as she has recently completed a course for teaching assistants. In addition, she is currently participating in seminars with Professor Hejný focused on the art of teaching mathematics.
She likes to spend her free time actively exploring nature with her family, and sometimes, even passively, while at home with a good book.
Ms. Becca Hutton
Head of English
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 been working with Wonderland for over a year and has now been newly appointed as Head of English.
Becca has worked with children since the age of 13 and has been a professional nanny for six years. She loves working with children because it gives her a positive, fun perspective on life, while at the same time, 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 ten years of training. She cannot wait to bring music into her teaching with the children.
In her free time, Rebecca loves to explore parts of Prague that she has yet to see while meeting the most amazing friends from a variety of cultures. Rebecca has been thrilled to be a part of the Wonderland team and loves working with children as they embark on the journey to learn English!
Lukáš Pařík is a singer, composer and actor. He perfected his voice at the International Conservatory and studied film and pop music composition at the Prague Conservatory. He is the author of many songs, as well as the rock fantasy musical Kings of Avalon, which played at the Prague Theatre Hybernia in the year of 2015/2016.
Lukáš dedicated himself to learning music since he was 16 years old and has spent the last few years organizing and managing student public performances. His main teaching principles include developing children's creativity and imagination. He teaches singing, piano, and guitar at Wonderland Preschools and Wonderland Academy.
Jan Kubín is a pianist, saxophonist, guitarist and composer. He is currently a student at Jan Deyl Conservatory. Previously, he taught piano and guitar at the Scio School in Dejvice and at the Beehive School here in Prague.
Jan enjoys passing on his knowledge and experience, as well as developing musical talent in both young and old. He is currently performing with several bands, including Lady Praga and Prague Buskmen.
Ms. Dominika Kiene
Speech-language Therapist and Special Educational Needs Teacher
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. During her time the USA, she taught Czech and worked as a Czech lecturer at Adult Education in Virginia and at the school Inligua, which prepares diplomats for joining the US Embassy. After returning to Prague, she began working as a private speech therapist. She helped the private clinic LOGO open a branch in Prague, and worked with Canadian Medical Care as a clinical logoped for children and adults from a multilingual environment. She also gained a great deal of experience from working at the Special Pedagogical Center for Children with Speech Disorders. She is currently working as a clinical speech therapist in Prague 10 and cooperates extensively 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.
Lucie graduated from the secondary school of agriculture in Vyškov. She has worked in various administrative jobs, including work as as assistant to the Chairman of STROJEXPORT a.s. She is now able to apply her working experience to the economic management of Wonderland Academy and Wonderland Preschool, Libuš. As a mother of three children, she has a very positive and affectionate attitude towards children. In her free time, she enjoys visiting the countryside with her family and playing or watching sports.
Jírka 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. He has previously worked as a locksmith, maintenance man, flight instrument mechanic, and plumber.
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. With his positive and friendly attitude, he enriches the children's lives everyday.
For many years, Jírka has devoted himself to judo, in which he reached the 3rd dan. He is a regular blood donor and a passionate collector and restorer of old clocks.
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.
Lucka studied at the High School of Electrical Engineering in Prague, but realized that working with people was more interesting for her than working within a technical field. She gained experience as a cleaner in one of Prague's hotels. Every day, she looks forward to seeing the children at school, who enrich her with their ideas. She also loves to spend time with her grandchildren. Lucie usually likes to relax in the countryside and is a lover of animals.