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.

Ms. Laura
Teacher, native speaker

Ms. Laura born in Asuncion, Paraguay. She attended Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz English Music and Arts where she obtained her Trinity CertTESOL: NQF (National Qualities Framework) level 5. This certification is validated by Trinity College London and is equivalent to the CELTA which is validated by Cambridge ESOL. She studied Psychology for 3 years at Universidad Columbia de Asuncion and worked at a primary bilingual school for almost 9 years where she taught English to students of all ages and levels. There, she also prepared students to take the International Trinity English language test each year.

In 2014, Ms. Laura had the opportunity to chaperone a class of high school students on a trip to Colorado (U.S.A.) as a part of an international student exchange program that was organized by the language school she worked for. She learned new skills and techniques from many experienced teachers during her trip that helped her grow into the teacher she is now.

Ms. Laura is passionate about education and highly aware of the positive impact that teachers can have on their students. She believes a teacher’s guidance should help students to improve their critical thinking and overall cognitive function. She likes teaching young learners because of their energy and curiosity, and she loves to learn new things about education and psychology! She originally visited Prague in February 2017 and liked it so much that she moved here in October 2018. She is excited to explore her new home! In her free time, Ms. Laura enjoys long walks, cooking, reading, running, cycling, and, of course, travelling.

Ms. Zuzana
Teacher

She graduated from Charles University in Prague, specializing in arts for Primary School. After a state examination, she went to England, where she studied one semester at St. Austell college. She studied several courses at DYS-centrum such as graphomotor skills, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and the good start method. She enjoys teaching projects and at activity centres. She also leads summer camps.

She likes to spend her free time jogging, doing yoga, and cooking.

Ms. Klára
Teacher

She actively participates in the teaching program and personally oversees the course of everyday teaching. She gained a lot of experience teaching small children in the UK, where she taught in several kindergartens and led groups for mothers with children. In the nursery she teaches full time, participates in the creation of educational plans and supervises the fulfillment of the year-long curriculum. She is the mother of two boys (Eliot, 10, and Richard, 1 year)

Ms. Klara graduated from all Montessori degrees and completed NVQ Level 3 Qualification in Early Years of Child Care and Education. She also gained the CELTA Cambridge Certificate of English.

Miss Klara is a certified Environmental Co-ordinator.

Mr. Jackson
Teacher

Mr. Jackson is a native speaker from the USA. Mr. Jackson is excited to join the Wonderland team. Before moving to Prague in September of this year, Jackson worked in San Diego, California with preschool-age children. He became TEFL certified upon arriving in Prague, and also has a certificate in teaching English to young learners. He came to Prague to continue working with students in young age groups at an English immersion school. Jackson hopes to stay in Prague for as long as possible and to continue enjoying his time at Wonderland and in his new city.

Ms. Stephanie

Stephanie Knight was born in Coventry, England and has lived in Prague for just under 1 year. During this time she has worked as a private English teacher, until working in the Druzina and in the preschool at Wonderland Academy. Stephanie studied at the University of Lincoln where she achieved a First Class Bachelors Degree with Honours in Media Production specialising in Film and Photography.

After graduating University, Stephanie moved to The Czech Republic to gain her TEFL and Young Learners Certificate at The Language House here in Prague.

Stephanie has worked with children at a variety of ages both in the UK and in the Czech Republic. As well as teaching in Prague, she has ran workshops based on Film and Media Studies whilst at University. Through the knowledge she has learnt from teaching, her creative degree and working in Summer Camps she hopes to develop children's creativity and make happy memories at school.

Ms. Breanna
English Teacher

Breanna Kato was born in Canada, on the west coast near Vancouver. She went to school there until after she graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Sociology with a minor in Communication through Dialogue. Shortly after graduation, she moved abroad to the Czech Republic where she obtained a TEFL certificated from The Language House. While in Prague, Breanna worked at various language schools teaching adults. She also had the unique experience of working with Gymnázium mezinárodních a veřejných vztahů Praha as their main native speaker for 2 years.

In 2016, Breanna moved from Prague to South Korea to teach and live. While in Korea she learned many things about teaching and working with young learners. She also enjoyed Korean culture and food such as learning to make dakgalbi (a spicy chicken dish) and wearing traditional Korean clothes.

Having just come back to Prague, she is happy to be a part of the Wonderland family and looks forward to helping everyone learn and grow with English.

Lukáš Pařík
Music teacher

Lukáš Pařík is a singer, music composer and musical actor. He graduated in singing at the International Conservatory and finished studying the composition of film and pop music at the Prague Conservatory. He is the writer of many songs and the rock fantasy musical Kings of Avalon, performed at the Hybernia Theater in Prague during the 2015/2016 season.

He has been teaching since he was 16 and since 2017 he has been organizing public appearances for students.

His main duties include the effort to develop children's creativity and imagination. At Wonderland Academy he is the singing, piano and guitar teacher.

Jan Kubín
Music teacher

Jan Kubín is a pianist, saxophonist, guitarist and composer. He is a student at Jan Deyl Conservatory. Previously, he taught piano and guitar at the Scio School in Dejvice and also at the Beehive School here in Prague.

Jan enjoys passing on his knowledge and experience, as well as developing musical talent in both the young and the 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. In the USA, she was teaching Czech. 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.

Lucie Chladilová
hospodářka

Lucie graduated from the secondary school of agriculture in Vyškov. After this, she worked in various administrative jobs. For example, she worked as the assistant to the Chairman of STROJEXPORT a.s. She would now like to apply her experience to the economic management of schools. As a mother herself of three children, she has a very positive attitude towards children. In her spare time with her family, she enjoys visiting the countryside and occasionally sports.

Mr. Plíva
Driver

Jiří is in charge of technical support for Wonderland schools, in which he applies his many years’ experience of such work. He has previously worked as a locksmith, maintenance man, flight instrument mechanic, and a plumber. He now also works as our school minibus driver. With his positive and friendly attitude, he enriches the children's everyday life.

He has always been very fond of sport. For many years he devoted himself to judo, in which he reached the 3rd dan.

His greatest hobby, however, is collecting and repairing antique 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.

Lucie Podraská
Cleaning service

Lucka studied High School of Electrical Engineering in Prague, but working with people was more interesting for her than working within the technical fields. She gained her experience in cleaning in one of Prague's hotels. Every day she looks forward to seeing the children at school, who enrich her with their ideas. She spends lots of time with her grandchildren as well. Lucie usually relaxes in the countryside and she is a lover of animals.