About our preschool


Marta Papiernik
Head of Bright Beginners Preschool

I am extremely lucky to do what I love. I have always been fascinated by people’s potential. Children’s brains are like sponges, their learning abilities almost unlimited. They are enthusiastic to learning and to explore their surroundings. My studies in early childhood education, pedagogy and English philology have helped me truly to understand children’s needs, which enables my team and I to create a safe and stimulating environment for children. From my previous experience working with students from around the world (notably in London at Milshare Montessori) I have been inspired to better understand and be open to other cultures.

At our pre-school, therefore, children have contact with people, cuisine, music and culture from different countries. As the proud mother of bilingual Michal, I wanted to provide the same opportunity to other children. I wanted to provide a safe space where children would be encouraged to discover the world around and to adopt healthy habits. As a mother of a child with allergies, I also understand the importance of healthy food, which is why we teach children to grow vegetables, provide cookery workshops, and incorporate physical activities into the routine. Sharing my knowledge with other people is a source of great satisfaction, which inspired me to complete my doctoral studies in Wroclaw University. I am still developing my knowledge, and I enjoy learning new skills and foreign languages (currently Spanish). I always enjoy exchanging knowledge and experience with my university students, our pupils’ parents and my fellow teachers. Working with a multi-cultural team that is passionate, creative, ambitious and sensitive is an amazing experience which requires continuous self-development, and being open to other people and their ideas.

I always dreamed of making a positive impact on the world, of making it better. Supporting my students during their practice at pre-schools made me realise that we need to change our youngest children’s learning environment. That is the reason why I created a safe place where children receive support to discover their talents and passions, and are encouraged to try new things, by following the ‘help me to do it by myself’ method of teaching. I also support parents by providing child development workshops for Polish and non-Polish parents, as well as writing articles and a book on this subject. As well as psychology and reading, I love cooking and traveling as a way to acquire new experiences connected to other cultures. Developing and supporting others gives me energy to go further on my journey.

Ewa Klimaszewska
Coordinator of BB Preschool
My name is Ewa Klimaszewska. I am a graduate of English philology with a teaching specialization, for several years I worked as an English teacher with all age groups. It was in teaching the youngest pupils that I found my passion, which is why I also graduated from pedagogy studies in early childhood and preschool education.
I love working with children because of their endless energy, sincerity and incredible curiosity about the world around them. These first years of a child’s life are the most important in the context of their comprehensive development, which is why I make sure to provide our students with the widest possible range of opportunities for intellectual, emotional and social development. As a mother, I also know how important children’s safety is from the parent’s perspective, which is why, together with our team of teachers, we make every effort to create a safe space for children to develop and learn about the world.
I know Bright Beginners preschool from different perspectives, as I was a teacher and a coordinator, so I am convinced that these experiences will help me in my duties as deputy headmaster. Thanks to your cooperation and our ongoing communication with you, together with a fantastic team of teachers, we will make sure that your children’s preschool adventure is full of interesting experiences, positive emotions and wonderful moments.
In my private life, I am the mother of my little son Mikołaj, I love traveling, cycling, and in my free time I like to read books and watch TV series.
Ewa Mazur

My name is Ewa. I graduated from the University of Economics in Wroclaw. I gained my experience working in Poland and Great Britain. In Bright Beginners Preschool I am responsible for the administration and ensuring good organization and cooperation of the entire facility. I am an open person who values order and a friendly atmosphere.

Patrick Kimani

My name is Patrick and i am originally From Kenya. I did my diploma in Education and i have been working as an Teacher since specialising with children from kindergarten up to primary level.

Working with kids is always such a joy. Its fun, imaginative, curious, and forever providing a new way to look at the world.

Educating children is not only important to me, but amazingly rewarding as I watch my students transform through learning. Bright Beginners is a school i believe in because it combines a unique blend of cultures and understanding that not all children have the chance to experience. I enjoy the one-in-one interaction with the children At Bright Beginners and it really amazes me how much children can learn from playing and interacting with other children. Children are always eager to learn new challenges and I love seeing their individual development grow and blossom into unique personalities . I hope I can guide the children I work with into not only a better understanding of English, but knowledge of multiple cultures and global awareness.

In my spare time, I love traveling and meeting and interacting with new cultures; I think it´s one of best ways of learning and growing as global citizens. I have a passion for teaching and developing programs with children and young people for this reason I’m involved with different organizations in Kenya and Poland.

Justyna Bednarska

My name is Justyna Bednarska. I am very happy to be part of the Bright Beginners team of teachers, because working with children brings me a lot of satisfaction, and observing the progress of children motivates me to develop and look for new teaching methods.
I have a qualification in the field of pre-school and pre-school education as well as qualifications to conduct sports activities. I have gained my professional experience working in kindergartens both in Poland and in Ireland.
Working with children from different cultures is a valuable experience for me, it allows me to constantly develop and improve, and also gives me a lot of joy.

When working with preschoolers, it is important for me that they feel safe and happy. It is also of great importance to build good relationships in the group, based on mutual trust, honesty and kindness. In everyday relations with children, I want to be not only a teacher for them, but also a friend who will support them in their struggle with the surrounding world. Interaction with the group allows me to develop creativity, thanks to which I can conduct activities that arouse children’s curiosity, are easy to learn and remember.

Children make me rediscover myself, I notice their small but very important matters. I have the opportunity to see the world through their eyes.
Their satisfaction and smile motivate me to continue my efforts and look for ways to create optimal conditions for them to discover the surrounding world and acquire new knowledge and skills in an interesting way.

My passion is physical activity, I take care of my good state of mind and body, and thus I would like to infect my pupils. In my opinion, physical development is one of the fundamental elements of education, which allows you not only to develop awareness of your own body, but also to develop perseverance in pursuing your dream goals.

Charlotte Downey

My name is Charlotte and I am from New Mexico in the USA. I studied Art in University with a goal to teach and have many years experience teaching a wide range of ages. I love teaching young children because their imaginations can make learning so fun!

Angelika Czucha-Budak
My name is Angelika Czucha-Budak. I graduated with honors with a master’s degree in the field of early childhood education and preschool pedagogy. Working with children brings me tremendous joy. My first experience working with children was during my studies, where I volunteered in an orphanage. I gained further experience as a teacher while working in a foreign language preschool.
In my work, I try my best to inspire harmonious development amongst all of my all pupils. I relish sharing in their achievements. Every child is different and has incredible potential that I try to gain insight into every day. It is important for me to create a safe environment for children to explore the world around them. I believe that preschool students learn best through their own actions, so I encourage their independence through my teachings.
I consider myself an ambitious and responsible person. I approach each task with positive energy and I commit myself wholeheartedly. The best reward for my work is the smile I see on each child’s face. It is their welfare that I put first and foremost. I am glad that I can be part of the Bright Beginners Team and develop myself every day to be a better version of myself.
Patrycja Salamon

My name is Patrycja Salamon, I graduated with a degree in pedagogy and early childhood development support at the University of Wrocław. I am also a graduate of postgraduate studies in pedagogical therapy and art therapy at the SWPS University in Wrocław and preschool and early childhood education at the University of Social Sciences in Łódź. Working with children has always been a joy for me. I have many younger siblings and cousins, whom I have had many opportunities to look after and help organize their free time. During my undergraduate studies I also took care of children. After graduation, I started working as a teacher in a kindergarten with elements of Maria Montessori’s pedagogy and in a primary school as a teacher as well.

Accompanying children in their development and watching how they discover the world is incredibly fascinating and satisfying for me. It is very important for me to take an individual approach and adjust tasks and the level of difficulty appropriate to their individual needs and abilities. I believe that even trying to do something new and challenging is a great success for any child. Any activity that stimulates their creativity and allows them to express themselves in a creative way is something I will support and pursue. Painting is my hobby, so I would like to pass on to my pupils as much as possible the passion for joyful creation, and also to develop a sense of aesthetics in them. As a lover of animals and plants, it is of utmost importance to me to respect every creature, even the smallest ones, and I also try to teach this to children.

Maja Straszewska

I’m Maja Straszewska, an educator with a heart for fostering growth. With experience in both, language schools and private tutoring, I’ve seen the incredible impact that education has on kids.

Currently a student myself, I’m committed to continuous learning and encouraging a lifelong love for knowledge. As a former high school student in America, I know firsthand the significance of effective communication. My teaching approach is rooted in care. In my classroom, kindness matters. I strive to cultivate empathy, resilience, and a sense of unity. I believe in creating a supportive environment where students feel valued and empowered. By tailoring my methods to their needs, I aim to spark curiosity and build confidence, equipping them not only for academics but for life.

Let’s learn, grow, and create meaningful connections together.

Louise Csiba

My name is Louise, and I am from Nottingham in England. After completing my degree in education and music, I taught in the primary school sector for over 20 years. In 2019, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to coordinate children’s English language immersion programmes in Poland which I thoroughly enjoyed. Wishing to further my career, and my experience of teaching English as a foreign language, I studied my CELTA at the British Council in Kraków. This was one of the most rewarding qualifications I have achieved.

I have always been dedicated to my career, and I am enthusiastic about a role here at Bright Beginners in which I can demonstrate and enhance my skills in such a rewarding setting. I work hard in the classroom to promote a warm, engaging environment where young children feel valued, supported and proud of their achievements and of themselves as individuals.

Music is one of my greatest loves, and I have found it an essential part of my teaching. Using it to complement language development across the curriculum has given me considerable opportunities to observe its many intrinsic benefits. My main instruments are piano and flute. I also really like playing the guitar and have a passion for composition.

I travel when time allows and thoroughly enjoy immersing myself in the traditions of other cultures.

Sandra Boakye
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