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.
My name is Monika Tokarz and I am a graduate of pedagogical studies. In the first year of my studies, I had already started working in a kindergarten as a teacher and from then on I knew that I was in the right place. In my work, I pay particular attention to children’s emotions. It is important for me to be aware that they feel safe and accepted. As a result, I know that they are able to acquire many new skills and fully develop their potentials.
In working with children, I am also inspired by their creativity and energy that not only makes you smile but also motivates you to build upon their strengths. The development of a human being from the very first moments of life fascinates me. Children acquire new skills and abilities on a monthly basis, knowing exactly what they need to develop with a harmonious balance at their own pace. No matter what stage of development your child is at, it is important to trust him or her by giving them room to grow and by providing the ideal conditions for free learning and support. We strive to do all of this in our kindergarten. As a pedagogue with several years of experience and the mother of a young and especially active daughter, Jagoda, I would like the education and support of a young child to be the most important aspect in the life of every human being.
In my private life, I am a photographer and I love to cook. I also enjoy watching films and reading books. I am very happy that I can contribute to the unique environment of Bright Beginners. I will do my best every day to support our children in discovering the world around them and the possibilities within it. I will also do my utmost to support their parents, guardians and teachers, while maintaining a full sense of safety and security. Endeavoring to realize the joyful happiness and complete development of all the children as well as maintaining fruitful cooperation with their parents are my priorities.
I graduated from University College of English Language Teacher Education at University of Warsaw on English language teaching. I also studied Culture Studies of the United States and andragogy, also at the University of Warsaw. Since my first years of studies I have been working as an English teacher with different age groups from primary, secondary and high schools to adults but it is working with children that gives me the most pleasure and satisfaction. I love working with children because of their endless energy, honesty and unbelievable curiosity of the world. Those first years of a child’s life are the most important when it comes to their comprehensive development. That is why it is crucial for me to give each of my students the widest variety of possibilities for developing both their intellect, their emotions and social skills. I like music very much and I often use singing, dancing and movement activities, and playing the guitar during my classes. In my free time, I enjoy rollerblading and bike-riding, as well as being an aviation enthusiast.
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.
My name is Marek Sadowski and I am a student at Wrocław Medical University in the English Division. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois with a Polish-American background. Previous to attending medical school in Poland, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
My main interests in the medical field are family medicine, psychiatry and pediatrics. Being able to work with children and further their individual progress and development is a wonderful prospect for me. Throughout my life I’ve sought to help make the world a better place and promote the betterment of society, even if it is one individual at a time. What I hope to help give children is a better understanding of the vast world around them and the diversity of its people, places and cultures. I hope to impart onto them some of the knowledge and wisdom I have gained from years of traveling abroad and living on two different continents by further fostering the accepting, tolerant and open atmosphere that distinguishes Bright Beginners Preschool.
My name is Anna Rajfur and I am a graduate of Preschool and Early Childhood Education at Wroclaw University. From the very beginning I knew that working with children is my vocation – one could say that I have a flair for doing this because of my mother who is a Pre – School and Early Education teacher too. I began gaining my experience right after my Matura exam when, after I had completed the caretaker course, I started to work at the nursery. I am a nice, cheerful, patient, ambitious and versatile person, so I’m still going to learn and improve my qualifications both regarding working with children as well as other areas. Music is my passion. Currently, I’m learning to play tenor saxophone. I would like to share my love for music and joy which music gives me with kids, because I believe that music should be an integral part of teaching and raising children as it impacts holistic development of a child. Music lessons, musical and movement activities, arts and crafts classes, give both me and children a lot of fun, joy and happiness. Constructive and creative work with children, is the work that gives me satisfaction because thanks to it I can observe the development of my little pupils doing the tasks, which stimulate their independent and creative thinking, they give them pleasure and shape their self-esteem.
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.
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!
My name is Wesley and I’m a native English teacher from the United States. I’ve been teaching for about two years now and have completed my TEFL teaching certification. I personally have four brothers and three sisters so working with kids is something I’m very much used to. I enjoy playing guitar, photography, and traveling the world
The best thing about working with children is the spontaneous personalities and the fast paced work environment so one must always be alert and ready for anything to happen. I will pay most attention to the students’ learning behavior and adapt my lessons to fit their learning needs. This way of teaching not only affects for the better of the child but further progresses my knowledge of the countless and vast teaching methods. I will develop the students by giving them independent responsibilities to gain respect for themselves and each other.
Education is very important for me. I love working at Bright Beginners because for me it has a great team and no school can function properly without a great unit working together. I would hope my students would look up to me and be the best of themselves without arrogance or ignorance but love and respect for the ones around them.
My name is Ruth Leonora Nabakwe. I’m from Nairobi, Kenya.In general,I have experience working with children from different age groups here in Poland.I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Science and a Diploma in Journalism and Mass communication.
I am empathetic, patient, jolly ,reliable and a communicative individual to be around. In my leisure time, I love cycling, travelling, going for nature walks and reading. I would love to incorporate my love for nature, dance, reading and music into my classroom.
My teaching philosophy will include helping children be self reliant and also helping each child find their own passions and interests to the betterment of their own individual growth. Working with children brings me joy and its something that I enjoy doing. I’m honoured to be part of Bright Beginners Preschool community.
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.