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We are well aware that the quality team is for the education and care for the youngests as important as the quality educational programme. That is the reason to choose our colleagues with a careful consideration. We always look at their professional qualification, working experience and also their energy, empathy and enthusiasm. We do believe you will feel in our Vinohrady Bambíno that we all love working with children and that this work really became an integral part of our lives.

Lucie Pivoňková - director of education

Lucie lived in London for 2 years, after finishing grammar school where she studied English and worked as an au-pair. In 2006, she graduated from the Master’s Program at the University in Pardubice with an emphasis on English language teaching. During her studies, she obtained a lot of experience in teaching pre-school and school-aged children. Up until 2008, she obtained management and client care experience. Since 2008, she has been devoting herself full-time to pre-school education and she is the director of education and a co-owner of the Bambíno Project.

Tomáš Trnka - business director

Before he started to devote his time to pre-school children, Tomáš had been working in the area of development as a sales and project manager. In 2005, he became a member of higher management in the developers’ group, where he was mainly in charge of PR and human resources. Since 2008, Tomáš has been fully devoted to the Bambino Project as a director of operations and a co-owner.

Kristýna Trmalová - HR manager

Kristýna worked almost two years as a branch manager at kindergarten Bambíno in Kunratice where she gained a lot of valuable experience. While working at Bambíno she graduated in her master’s studies focused on security management. She has experience with children as she has an 8-year old brother Ládík, with whom she spends a lot of time. She is interested in dogs, travelling and languages. Kristýna works at Bambíno as an HR manager, she participates in the creation of motivating enviroment for employees and she helps to expand our Bambíno team.

Zuzana Sahligerová - manager of educational projects

Zuzka is from a family of teachers and since she was youg she has been interested in English. English is now one her main hobbies and she has tried it in various forms – from travelling, interpreting and translating through teaching up to managing a language school where she found that she enjoys working with children. After graduating from the University of Economics in Prague she moved back to Slovakia for a while. After returning to Prague she joined our team as a board assistant.

Alena Hauptmanová - special education teacher and speech therapist

Alena has completed special pedagogy with specialization in learning disorders and speech therapy. For a long time, she has been engaged in intensive work with either disadvantaged or talented children. Within her leisure time activities and, especially, pedagogical advisory, she has been working on personal development both of children and adults. In Bambíno, she has been assisting in the complex development of children and in putting new educational methods into Bambíno practice. She likes theatre and music. She spends her leisure time travelling or devouring stories of any kind.

Lenka Kynclová - branch manager

Lenka has graduated on Secondary technical school. When she was twenty, she left to work as an au-pair in Great Britain for one year. When she came back to the Czech Republic she worked as an office manager in an advertising agency for ten years. In Bambíno Vinohrady she uses her achieved experiences on a position of a branch manager where she takes care of a smooth operation of the Vinohrady branch.

Vendy Vališíková -

She works here as the Manager of Education. Vendy has masters degree from Special education with specialization in speech therapy and specific learning disabilities. She completed a qualification course for drama education too. Last 5 years she worked as speech therapist and teacher in kindergarten. In her free time she prepare international projects and camps for children from age of 6 years.

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Barbora Šlajerová - teacher in kindergarten

Bára comes from Prague. She graduated from Public-law highschool, but work with children was more attractive for her. It was the main reason why she decided to study Social pedagogy on School of higher education, which also successfully completed. Thanks to this studies Bara had an opportunity to try to work in various social institutions, such as special kindergarten, children’s home, educational institution and many more. Her loves to spend her free time in nature, reading books and sports.

J Margarito Terrones - teacher in kindergarten

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.

Gabriela Matoušková - teacher in the kindergarten

Gabriela comes from Kladno. After a graduation at the Secondary School of Civil Aviation worked in the office for two years, but soon she realized that much more than cooperation with adults, she is interested in the world of children’s game, joy and worry. Now she is studying School of higher education – branch of study Pre-school and Extra-curricular pedagogy. 

Judith Pendergrast - teacher in kindergarten

Judith grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. She has always loved working with children, and spent two summers working and teaching kids about outdoors education. After receiving her bachelors degree in creative writing from the University of Memphis, she decided to move abroad to teach English. She has been in Prague since September of 2016, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Bambino team!  

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Zach Morgan - teacher in kindergarten

Zach is from the small town of Bulverde, Texas in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Texas State University. He arrived in Prague in February 2016. Shortly after he earned two certifications in TEFL from The Language House in Prague. In Texas, Zach worked with Texas Parks and Wildlife as an intern in a program designed to connect children and parents outside through the joys of camping. He has come to Bambino for the opportunity to educate children from all over the world in an international environment.

Barbora Pleskačová - teacher in kindergarten

Bára comes from Velké Pavlovice – the heart of Southern Moravia. She has moved to Prague from Vienna, where she had been working as a teacher in the Czech School of Jan Amos Comenius. She has finished her Bachelor study in pedagogy for kindergartens and the related master study program of pre-primary pedagogy at the University of Ostrava. During her study, she also spent a semester at a university in Belgium. Her study in abroad gave her a closer experience with more alternative approaches to education such as Montessori or Waldorf. Her work with the littlest ones is a fulfilled child’s dream for her and it’s a source of her positive energy. She likes creating art and dramatic works. In Bambíno, she appreciates work with the children in smaller groups and thus the individual approach to children.

Lenka Hovadová - teacher in nursery

Lenka comes from Ústí nad Orlicí. After finishing High school of social work she continued her studies at University of Palacký in Olomouc – branch of study Pedagogy and governance. During the stuides Lenka realized she is very interested in pedagogy part, so she decided to leave the country. Lenka spent 10 months in Birmingham, where she worked as an au-pair. She is also a member of the Czech Red Cross and she takes part in various actions with this organization aimed primarily at children (summer camps, carnivals, trips).

Eva Latta - teacher in mini-kindergarten

Eva comes from Slovakia, where she studied Medical high school. Then Eva moved to Prague and started working in Motol Hospital as a children’s nurse. There Eva discovered her passion and love for kids, so she went to gain experience in New York as an au-pair, where she stayed 16 years. Homesickness brought Eva back to Prague and we are really happy that she has became a full-fledged part of our nursery team. Eva loves travelling, fitness and spedning time with her family.

Karolína Christie - teacher in nursery

Karolína comes from Chrudim in Eastern Bohemia, where she has finished her study at the Business Academy. After her study she moved to Prague and worked as an assistant of General Manager. In 1997 she went abroad. She lived in England, Ireland, and Australia, where she improved her English. She was working as an au-pair, nanny, assistant in kindergarten, teacher in nursery, assistant of therapists, and coordinator of activities in children’s hospital. In 2008, she obtained her Diploma in Montessori Teaching at Portobello Institute, Dublin. She has been working with children for more than 14 years. However, she was missing her country so much that, after 17 years, she has come back and we are very happy to welcome a person with such experience here in our Bambíno. Her interests include learning new things about Prague and reading, she is also interested in health, she likes meditating and yoga exercises. She admires children for their spontaneity, innocence, and enjoying trivialities.

Lucie Holubová - teacher in nursery

Lucka comes from South Bohemia. She graduated from psychology in 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.

Mária Filipová - assistant in the nursery

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.

Alena Walterová - housekeeper

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/driver

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.

Jan Šimek - driver

Honza has twelve years experience in the transport of people. He ensured transport mainly for foreign film crews. He had lived in America for two years, where he worked in the family business in the construction industry. He provides a safe and smooth transport for our children to the kindergarten and from the kindergarten. Honza is also a father, so he enjoys the company of children in the car.

Klára Uličná - external pedagogical consultant

After finishing a programme for general nurses at a secondary medical school, Klára went to Great Britain where she lived and worked as an au-pair and a teacher´s assistant in a kindergarten for almost 2 years. When she came back she studied at the University of Pardubice and continued in a PhD. programme at Charles University. Presently she works at Charles University in a programme for future English teachers and cooperates with us on many Bambíno projects.


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My son was amazed by Bambíno kindergarten during his very first visit. A nice villa with the garden is full of happy children and cheerful teachers and, as an extra bonus for our promising biologist, they also breed a few animals. When I asked my son, what he liked in kindergarten, he replied that the Science Is Fun club, his teachers, playing with his friends in the garden, and cooking. My daughter has been attending...

Michaela Jurčíková
mum of Ája and Daniel

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