September 18, 2020

PEOPLE PRAGUE 2

RADKA WIRTHOVÁ

director

RADKA WIRTHOVÁ

director

I graduated from the Dept. of Primary Education at Charles University. I have been working with children for 13 years. At first, I took care of the children in the nursery and taught at the primary school, later I worked as a kindergarten director and created new pedagogical projects. Thanks to my experience in education, I know that I am in the right place and my work makes sense. I like to spend time with family and friends and travel. In EduArt, I meet wonderful people, for whom working with kids is a mission, just like for me.

IDA SMÉKALOVÁ

manager

IDA SMÉKALOVÁ

manager

I graduated from the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University, with specialization in the Civil Sector. I have managed educational projects, run a private nursery and I am a certified nanny. The most important thing about my job is that it makes sense to me. I see its effect immediately – in the joys of children’s play and learning. In my free time I take care of my two children, attend cultural events, read, and go out in nature. I perceive EduArt as my “third child”, which needs to be cared for responsibly and persistently and constantly developed.

ESTER KAŠTÁNKOVÁ

teacher

ESTER KAŠTÁNKOVÁ

teacher

I have been working with children of different ages for 7 years. I studied pre-school and extracurricular pedagogy and taught children at preschool and primary school. I also led free-time activities for kids in Czech Republic and England. I have a patient, respectful approach to children and I see spending time with them as mutually enriching. My greatest interest is music, especially piano and flute.

MICHAL KŘÍSTEK

leading teacher

MICHAL KŘÍSTEK

leading teacher

Since my childhood I have been surrounded by music. I studied singing at the Prague Conservatory and worked as an opera soloist. With my son’s entry to preschool, I had the opportunity to work there as a volunteer. I found myself much happier with children than in theater. I completed my education and also worked as a deputy director. I created a year-round educational system of etiquette for preschool children. My passion apart from music is books, especially fiction, philosophy, psychology and politics.

KATEŘINA MLÁZOVSKÁ

teacher

KATEŘINA MLÁZOVSKÁ

teacher

Because I was attracted to activities for children from an early age, I decided to study at the Faculty of Education, Charles University. While studying I led children’s programs at Loučeň Chateau and I also worked at the children’s camps as an instructor, taught languages ​​or babysitted. For a moment, I shifted from the smaller children to elementary school to find out that I miss unlimited sincerity, inspiration and the creativity I love so much in preschoolers. I am glad that my way led me to amazing EduArt, where I can spend days filled with joy with my youngest friends. If you would not meet me in kindergarten, you may run into me at university, on a walk with my dog ​​and my husband, by jogging or by creating my food blog.

ANNA ISSOVÁ

teacher

ANNA ISSOVÁ

teacher

Being a teacher is the most valuable and natural thing that has ever happened to me. The work of a preschool teacher unites everything that brings me the greatest joy in life and that enriches it with meaning at all levels. Most of all, I like to laugh with the children, sing, play musical instruments, read and, last but not least, listen to them, discuss everything they are interested in and be inspired by them. My work is also my hobby, and I consider it another of their undeniable advantages that I can work and continue studying it at the same time. In the future, I would like to enrich my knowledge in special pedagogy studies.

VICTORIA BURTON

teacher

VICTORIA BURTON

teacher

My name is Victoria (Tori) and I am from the UK. I have been here in Prague for nearly 8 years and have spent many of those years working with children of all ages, teaching English and Art. I first gained experience with children as an Applied Behavioral Therapist for Autism (non-verbal) back in 2010, which inspired my interest in communication with children in general. I love to motivate children to communicate using Art, imagination and play, and encourage them to be curious about nature and the world around them.

ANDREA MATYSOVÁ

leading nursery teacher

ANDREA MATYSOVÁ

leading nursery teacher

Already during my economics studies I started to devote myself to children and I have led dance lessons in a children’s club. I have also been very happy to look after my cousins since their early months. After gaining some experience, I decided that I wanted to work with the children full-time and on a professional level. So I completed my education and became a teaching assistant. I love to spend my free time with family, friends and my beloved four-legged friend.

JANA KOUKALOVÁ

pedagogical assistant

JANA KOUKALOVÁ

pedagogical assistant

I love children and at work I use my personal experience with the upbringing of my seven-year-old son. As a teenager, I started babysitting, later I completed the teaching assistant education. I also took care of the elderly in the past and I have practice from a special kindergarten class, where I worked with children with various disorders. When caring for children, I apply a positive, respectful and individual approach. I like to spend my free time with my son and our dog in nature. We also discover art and history together in museums and exhibitions.

PETRA MAJEROVÁ

pedagogical assistant

PETRA MAJEROVÁ

pedagogical assistant

I am the mother of a little boy who enriches and inspires me every day.Already during my studies of social work at high schools and universities, I was in contact with children, especially in school practice. I also led dance groups for young people, worked in a children’s group and a maternity center. I am currently studying preschool pedagogy and educating myself through various pedagogical courses. I am a logopedical assistant too. I like dancing, but also music and art activities which I am also involving in my pedagogical work. While I am with children I follow the motto “Not only do we teach children, but children also teach us”.

TAYLOR LEWIS

teacher’s assistant

TAYLOR LEWIS

teacher’s assistant

My name is Taylor and I’m originally from California, USA. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and have been living in Prague since 2019. My experience with children includes babysitting, being the oldest of 3 siblings, and being an Aunt to my niece and nephew. After working in an environment that depleted my energy, it led me to pursuing a profession that would bring energy and joy into my life, which is for me, working with children. With a passion for teaching and the positivity and liveliness that children bring, I knew this was something I wanted to pursue. Being able to guide and observe children learn, grow, and be curious through this stage of their life is extremely fulfilling, but as much as I am teaching them, they are also teaching me. Children are inspirations and remind us to be present, curious, and playful even as adults.

DOMINIKA PEKÁRKOVÁ

nanny in the nursery

DOMINIKA PEKÁRKOVÁ

nanny

I come from a large family and since I was a child I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with children and gain valuable experience. After my daughter’s birth, caring for her reminded me again that the children’s world brings great meaning and joy to my life. During my maternity leave, I joined a forest club and helped create outdoor activities for children. I’m a certified nanny as well as a yoga teacher for adults and children. I’m constantly educating myself in working with children. I’ve taken courses in the methodology of exercises with children, a teaching assistant course and a course in consensual communication. For me, time spent with children is synonymous with creativity, creation and positive energy.

JITKA HADRAVOVÁ

housekeeper

JITKA HADRAVOVÁ

housekeeper

I am the mother of an adult daughter, but the time when she was discovering the world as a child was the most beautiful for me. And that is why I have been working for the little ones for almost five years now and I am happy among them. In my free time I love to walk in the forest, read, grow orchids and in the summer herbs at our weekend house.

NIKOLETA DEMČÁKOVÁ

assistant

NIKOLETA DEMČÁKOVÁ

assistant

I am originally from Slovakia and I came to Prague in 2016. I am currently completing my studies in psychology at the University of New York Prague. During an internship at EduArt Kindergarten, I discovered that working with children is what fulfills me in life. For me, children are a source of infinite energy, positivity and creativity, because every day spent with them is unique. My hobbies include drawing, photography, books and long walks with my beloved dog.

ANTONÍNA ŠESTAKOVÁ

assistant

ANTONÍNA ŠESTAKOVÁ

assistant

From an early age, I dreamed of becoming a teacher. I graduated from the University of Pedagogy – 1st level of elementary school specialization. I was so fascinated by my studies that I became more interested in child psychology which is my hobby. After graduation, I worked as a primary school teacher. Working with children fills and accompanies me throughout my life and I have a very friendly relationship with children. I like to play the piano, create and read.

MILUŠE ŘEHÁKOVÁ

nanny in the nursery

MILUŠE ŘEHÁKOVÁ

nanny in the nursery

I am the mother of two children. Taking care of children and the time spent with them accompanies me in life, I love it and enjoy it. While studying social work at a highschool, I worken in a kindergarten and other facilities helping children. I also worked as a nanny in families or children’s corners. Through the above mentioned experience, I found out that studying in the field of preschool and extracurricular pedagogy is closest to my heart and I see my future in it. I like to continuously educate myself in other areas of care and work with children.