Vinohrady

Šrobárova 1869/14
101 00 Praha 10

Nikola Faltová

teacher

What was the picture on my box in kindergarten?
I had a pear, but I really wished to have a doll or a pram.

Nikola has graduated at the dancing conservatory and Special Pedagogy at University of Ostrava. For two years she worked as a teacher in kindergartens and as a dance instructor in a dance studio. She has gained some experience during her internships in a foster home, in kindergartens, special kindergartens, and in a speech clinic. Her hobbies include dancing, piano playing, snowboarding, and other sports.

Mariana Vrbíková

teacher

My favourite fairytale from childhood?
Firebird and Red Fox by Erben. For me, it was really thrilling and I liked how each of the three brothers tried the same and did it in another way. Moreover, the book was gorgeous – there were beautiful pictures and decoration in an Art Nouveau style.

It was already clear at her studies which way in her professional life she will go. After her studies Mariana worked in several kindegartens where she gained her professional skills. She also took part in the Wild Camp of the Brontosaurus movement as a group leader. Her educational activities for children overlap to her spare time too because she goes in for fine arts, music and learning foreign languages. She likes to be in the midst of other people doing movement and entertainment. Therefore it was really a good bit of luck when the dynamics of her family development led her from her hometown Brno to Prague, straightway to the Bambino, where in accordance with her personal philosophy professionality is connected with creativity and also gaiety in friendly atmosphere.

Maria Alexandra Martin

teacher

Am I still friend with anybody from kindergarten?
Yes. And when we are together, we are the same girls as we were back in kindergarten. We reminisce and laugh – for example, like we ran around the yard pretending we were flying. Actually, I can say she is still my best friend.

Maria Alexandra Martin was born in Venezuela where she has a bachelor degree in Marketing. After finishing her studies she moved to the United States. Maria speaks fluent English and Spanish. Her first experience working with children was in her mother’s nursery. She was also a learning coach for Florida Virtual School in Melbourne, Florida USA. She always shows her passion and dedication for all the kids. In 2014, she decided to move to Prague with her husband and daughter. Maria values the relationships between the teacher and students, so in her classes she is focused on a safe and comfortable learning environment. She is happy to be part of the great Bambino family where she feels at home.

J Margarito Terrones

teacher

Did I sleep after lunch in kindergarten?
Yes, for two hours every day. Actually, I still do. I grew up in an environment where it was completely normal to sleep for an hour or two after lunch.

Jei comes from Laredo, Texas, a border city in the United States. Coming from a Mexican background, he was expose to English and Spanish language from an early age. After a long learning experience in South America, Jei completed an Undergraduate degree in Spanish literature and TEFL Certification in Austin Texas. In 2013, Jei moved to Slovakia to work as a kindergarten teacher. This experience of working with kids marked him and help him discover his strong connection with them. Since July of 2015 Jei has been working for Bambino where he enjoys teaching and learning from his other colleagues.

Lauren Mercier

teacher

If I wanted to be a witch or a princess when I was growing up?
Ever since I was little, I have always loved dressing up. When I was in Kindergarten I got to play Cinderella in the school play and afterwards all I wanted was to be a princess. Every night after dinner I would dress up and put on a big performance for my parents. Lucky for me, they were a great audience!

Lauren comes from San Diego, California. She has two degrees in Theatre and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While there she was an assistant teacher for 4th grade science. She also worked as an au pair in Bretagne, France and Andalusia Spain teaching English for three summers. Back in California she worked as a Children's party performer, a nanny, and a tutor. Growing up, both of her parents were teachers so she knew she was destined to teach. She arrived in Prague in November 2017 and completed her TEFL certification here. She is so excited to be here in the Czech Republic working for such an incredible school!

Mariana Černá

teacher

What was I afraid of when I was little? As a little girl, I didn’t like spiders, my oldest brother knew that and told me there were spiders eating only Marjánkas. When it’s dark, they grow to become as big as people and then they go hunting. I am still afraid of spiders.

After finishing her studies Mariana became a head of administrative department in a consumer magazine. While looking after her newborn nephew, she realized that for being happy she needs to be surrounded by children. Therefore she used her stay in Australia to obtain Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, also with working experience in a Child Care Centre. After coming back to the Czech Republic she was excited to become a part of the nursery in Bambíno. Thanks to high school studies in France Mariana speaks French fluently. She plays piano and trumpet in a concert band. What she loves about Bambíno is the individual approach to children and the inspirational international team.

Mária Filipová

teacher

My first love in kindergarten?
Ľuboš, and you could easily compare him with Brad Pitt. We had our beds next to each other and that is why I always enjoyed sleeping in kindergarten ;-)

Mária is from Slovakia. After finishing her study at the Faculty of Economic and Management in Nitra she left for Prague, where she was working in the supranational telecommunication company for five years.Her desire for change and her feelings for kids brought her here in Vinohrady. Currently she supervises our youngest kids in the Bambíno nursery. She helps them in developing their sense for creativity and playfulness and she is mostly fascinated by their spontaneity and pure joy of life.

Lucie Holubová

teacher

What did I want to be when I went to kindergarten?
A teacher. When I was little, I played school at home and looked after dolls and soft toys and even though I took the long way round, I came back to kindergarten and I have become a teacher – it’s definitely much more fun with children than with toys.

Lucka comes from South Bohemia. She graduated from psychology in education and early year education. While studies she worked as a nanny. After school she combined her love to kids and to traveling and left to work as au-pair in London. There she spent two years and realised that children are what she wants to do for future. So she came to work in Bambíno. What she loves about kids is their naturalness and laugh. Her other hobbies are history and art.

Tereza Reichamannová

client care

What was the picture on my box in kindergarten?
In the little class of Ladybirds, I had two cherries as my sign. In the Sunny big class, I had a picture of a pretty yellow pencil with eyes and a huge smile. Of course, I considered both signs to be the most beautiful.

Tereza comes from Carlsbad, where she studied the aesthetic arts in the form of grammar school, with a specialisation in music. She briefly broke off her studies to move to the UK for a few months, where she worked as an au pair and occasionally as a waitress. Following her return to the Czech republic, Tereza realised she didn’t know what kind of work she wants to be doing. She then decided to stick with her two passions - working with children and gastronomy. After finishing her studies, Tereza volunteered to help in a local non-profit club for disadvantaged children and at the same time she began studying hotel management in The Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague. For her bachelor thesis she combined her aforementioned passions, as the subject of her thesis was “Eating habits of children in kindergartens”.

Alena Walterová

housekeeper

What did I like drawing most?
I don’t remember what I liked drawing most, but I do remember I hated drawing bodies.

Alena has a lot of experience with this work. For several yeas she worked in gastronomy and as a kitchen keeper in kindergarten where she also helped with children. At Bambino, she is preparing healthy snacks for kids and takes care of cleanliness in the kitchen. She likes baking and bakes very well.

Jan Trnka

facility administrator

My favourite food in kindergarten?
Tomato soup. Although I didn't care for it when it was sauce. Only soup!

Honza´s daily responsibility is to take care of Bambínos’ buildings and gardens. If you see him at Bambíno, he will probably be carrying a screwdriver or a drill. All adults at Bambíno are happy to have someone skillful at our kindergarten. The children just love to watch Honza working and often want to help.

Barbora Žabenská

teacher

Semolina mixed with cocoa? Porridge is one of my favourite dishes since childhood. In kindergarten I always ate it from edges towards the centre, so I could savour the part with cacao and sugar. At home I had the cacao all over the plate. However if I got the porridge mixed I would have never eaten it.

Bára comes from Ostrava, where she studied languages at University of Ostrava. However since elementary school she had a dream to become school or kindergarten teacher. In her free time she helped in After School Centres, led children clubs and organised camps. She moved to Prague in 2017 and started to work as a manager of jewellery shop. Her desire to work with children was stronger though and thanks to Bambíno it could be fulfilled in September 2018, when she could start her dream job that she longed for the whole life. Taking care of the youngest makes Bára very happy and showes her, that her work makes sense.

Terezie Fendrychová

teacher

If I had any trauma from kindergarten? I went to a kindergarten in a nearby village and usually my three siblings picked me up and then we went home by bus. I will never forget the day when none of them came. All my friends were going home and I couldn´t wait to go as well. My teacher was very nice, she took me to her place, where she called my mummy. Eventually she picked me up and everything ended well.

Terezie is that kind of person that looks always for directions in her life. She is born in South Bohemia, where she studied medical high school and bachelor degree in Preschool teaching. Working experience led her to creative work with pre-schoolers. She is studying master degree in Hradec Králové. It was due to destiny, that she ended up in Prague, where she is returning to her family roots. She loves dogs and artistic activities. She found new passion of her life in courses of drama improvisation.

Nikola Málková

teacher

What was my favourite toy in kindergarten?My favourite toy in kindergarten was a baby doll and a pram. And I like to take care of youngest children until now.

I come from Prague, where I studied general high school. During studies I realized that the thing I really want to focus on is childcare. Therefore I started to babysit a spend time with children. After some time I came to Bambíno. I started as a casual worker and since July 2019 as a teacher in the nursery.I am the eldest from five children, so nothing that I find in nappies or busier days would put me off. I like to spend my free time with my family or driving. Next year I am planning to expand my pedagogical knowledge through university studies.

Pavla Hošková

teacher

Milk skin? I remember as it was yesterday, when my kindergarten teachers made me drink milk or cacao with skin on the top, even though my mummy warned them, that I wouldn´t hold it and would vomit. My kindergarten times (early eighties) were different times. They really made me drink it and what my mummy predicted happened. Moreover I ended up on time-out. And now, me – little big Pavlínka – I am here for you little big Bambínos to listen to you, help you and be your buddy.

My name is Pavla Hošková, I come from a small village from Jeseníky area. When I was 18 I left to „find my luck“ straight after finishing pedagogical high school in Krnov. My first steps led me to Prague, then I was attired by England mainly for the English language. After 6 years I moved in with my partner to Italy and now I am back in Prague. I have two awesome children, Maruška (11years), Enea (8years). We are czech-italian crazy family. I´ve been working with children for 5 years now and it makes my days in more than 100% percent. I love the feeling when still leaving the car I am greeted by children, who are waving from a window.

Marie Kováčová

teacher

Are you still friend with anybody from kindergarten? I had lots of friends in kindegarten with whom I am still in contact until today. However we were three best friends - Majda, Káťa and Lucka. We were spending time together even outside kindergarten and our families as well. We went together through birthday parties, elementary school, high school, even though we were not at the same ones, we lived it together - all the happiness and sadness of the life. Very often we think back about our kindergarten and we laugh how it was, when our biggest problem was a broken sandpit bucket, or a picture scribbled over by the other one.

They call me Majda, I come from a small village close to Liberec called Višňová. I studied pedagogical high school focusing on preschool and afterschool pedagogy. With my older sister – teacher as well - I liked to organise competitions, games and happenings for children from our village, therefore preschool pedagogy was an obvious choice for me. What I love about children is their spontaneity and individuality, when you are with them you can never know what the day will bring and every each of them is original, being just themselves. I moved to Prague in 2017 to join my boyfriend and immediately I fell in love with this city. I like to sing and music is my hobby in general. I am learning how to play piano and guitar and I am trying to bring this skill in my work with children. Bambíno is a big experience for me and I am happy to be in a team with so many interesting people.

Tomš Kohl

teacher

What dish did you hate in kindergarten? I have never been given such food that I would hate. However I did not like that much broccoli and fish, but I grew out of it.

Since the age of 15, I have been working with children as a volunteer. I organized art club, and board games club. Big differences in age of all children made me to improvise so they could all play together. My experience in a library taught me how to present books for children, how to take care of them and understand what they enjoy. I like to help at festivals for adults and teenagers. I love traveling and getting to know things. I would like to pass this passion to all children.

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