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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

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 - co-owner

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 - client care

Kristýna worked in Bambíno as a branch manager in Kunratice, then a few years as an HR manager. She participated in the creation of motivating enviroment for employees and she helped to expand our Bambíno team. 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 has decided to change her work a bit again, so now you can meet her in Vinohrady branch, where she cares for our clients.

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.

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.

Tereza Kotas -

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!  

Gabriela Matoušková - teacher in 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. 

Lenka Hovadová - teacher in mini-kindergarten

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.

Lucie Holubová - teacher in mini-kindergarten

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.

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.

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 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.

Sylvie Stretti -

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 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.

Jan Trnka - facility administrator

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.

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.

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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We have paid a lot of attention in choosing the kindergarten for my daughter. I have visited many of them personally “in scope of searching”. The Bambíno Kindergarten impressed me at the first visit and twice – setting of the kindergarten in a nice old villa with a big garden and also treatment of the kindergartens’ management. Now it is a year that our daughter has been visiting the kindergarten. Nothing...

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Rainbow day

Bambino has dressed in rainbow colours. We talked with our little and big frieds about rainbow - where it comes from, what do we need to get rainbow, what colours make rainbow etc. We created various types of rainbow art and decorated our kindergarden. Rainbow poems...


Monday Sep. 18th we had mini olympics in our Bambino. We had diferent activities where kids could show their skills in sports. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the morning. In the end all our friends got diploma for their participation.