Vinohrady

Šrobárova 1869/14
101 00 Praha 10

Kateřina Pálková

teacher

Did I like the afternoon sleep?
No, I didn’t but since it was mandatory, I didn’t have any choice. I remember I used to pretend to sleep until I felt the teacher hide a candy under my pillow as a reward.

Before coming to Bambíno, Kateřina graduated from a secondary pedagogical school with focus on preschool pedagogy and got much experience in various kindergartens in Moravia (where she comes from). She joined to Bambíno in the beginning in 2009 and we are happy (little Bambínos as well) she has stayd with us!

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.

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.

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.

Tamiris R. Lara

teacher

What did I like drawing most? I would usually draw sunny days, the ocean, trees, or things we had in our kindergarten. We had a small swimming pool and a garden, and I loved it. So, I would always find a way to put them in my drawings.

Tammy was born in Brazil, where she got a degree in Information Technology. After finishing her studies, she moved to Canada, which intensified her love for languages and culture. She speaks fluent English and Portuguese. Growing up, her teachers inspired her profoundly, so she knew she would want to follow in their footsteps one day. She has been working as an English as a Second Language Teacher for more than five years now. Her first experience working with children was in a Language school for Kids. She arrived in Prague in November 2018 and completed her TEFL certification here. She is excited to be here in the Czech Republic working for such a great school!

Veronika Zýková

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.

Veronika was born in Prague. She studied Pre-school education. During the studies, she realized that working with children makes her happy and that she wants to grow with them. She likes to spend her free time with her friends and family – for example canoeing.

Fabiola Vivolo

teacher

Favourite food in kindergarten? Pancakes. My parents would always make me heart/star shaped pancakes and I loved them.

Fabiola was born in Venezuela into an Italian family. She studied Education in Modern Languages (English, French, and Spanish) at the University of Zulia, she has previously worked as an English and French teacher for 3-year-old kids where she discovered her passion for teaching kids. Outside of teaching, she also enjoys learning new languages and meeting new people.

David Metaxas

teacher

Do I still have friends from Kinder-garden? I still have two friends from my pre-school and also other friends from school. I hold great value in those friendships and the shared history and nostalgia within them.

David is from the Isle of Man in U.K. He left the island to study, then travelled extensively. He met my wife 20 years ago and have lived and worked as a preschool teacher in Prague for nearly 14 years. He has an HND in Ceramics and a City & Guilds Cert in Teaching Adult Learners. He has also an Extended Education Cert for Primary and Pre Primary Pedagogy, and led the Junior Achievement program at his previous school for a number of years. He loves art and is a big advocate of teaching through creativity.

Jana Šubertová

teacher

Did you enjoy being in kindergarten? Almost always I did. I looked forward to my friends and favourite toys as well as to new experience and nice teachers. It is one of the reasons why I became a teacher. I really wish that little Bambínos look forward to coming every day and that they enjoy their time in Bambíno as much as I did.

Jana comes from the small village of Radonice, which is at the edge of Prague. Already in elementary school, she decided that one day she would like to become a teacher. She graduated from the pedagogical lyceum in Prague, where she discovered the true meaning of this profession and her interest in working with the youngest ones. She believes that the first steps are often one of the most important. After graduating, she was looking for a way to finally fulfill this dream, and she found it right in Bambíno. When working with children, she likes to observe their everyday smiles and progress on their path to becoming a great person.

Barbora Kafková

teacher

Did you like going to kindergarten? Yes, a lot! I had a sister younger by 10 months, so my mum could pick me up after lunch. And when my sister started to come as well, we stayed longer and played together

Bára comes from Prague where she studied high school. She is the oldest of 4 children and apart from babysitting her sisters, she also worked as a nanny, organised summer programs and led clubs. So working with children was her favourite activity for some time already. Therefore, she decided to study at Pedagogical University in Hradec Králové. After graduation, she took a gap year to read stories and play with blocks with children in New Zeland and since 2021 she finally started in Bambíno.

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