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Teachers with passion

Our staff is selected for their approach to children, teaching skills and teaching. The key in the selection of our full-time teachers and teachers of extracurricular activities is a passion for their profession, to work with children. We want children to be provided with excellent care by people who treat them as partners and in an individual way. To ensure the time spent in the pre-school is interesting and prepared in an attractive way.

Our teachers choose a proven curricula, and the selection of proven curriculum to the children entrusted to the care who are never bored with joy exceed the thresholds of our nursery every day.
Teachers take part in regular training in order to explore innovative ways of working with children and improve their methodological skills. All this so that the children entrusted to us in our care are provided with an attractive modern curriculum and joyfully enter our kindergarten every day.

Beata Chrzanowska-Płatek

Pre-school director

For Beata working with your child is “every day to discover and to experience, it mobilizes motion to constantly search for and acquire new knowledge and skills, it is also a daily admiration to the world and that’s why I like my job so much.”

Beata is a certified teacher with 23 years experience in teaching. She graduated with a specialization in education at the faculty of pedagogy at the University of Warsaw. She also completed postgraduate studies in “Politics and Education Management”.

Recognizing the need for change and looking for ways to achieve a modern model of kindergarten, she participated in the “Kindergarten during the change” organized by the Society for the Development of Children Activity “CHANCE”. Captured by Ms. Beata’s knowledge and experience it allowed her to incorporate as a co-author in the creation of “The Elephant lucky man in the world”, the aim of which was to prepare the child to be happy. Developed project, leading to transformations and changes in the kindergarten, has been incorporated into the educational activities by the institution.

Perfecting her abilities she has completed:
• “Three baby steps into the future”
• Working method research projects
• Mathematical Education of children in the preschool and early school
• Communication with parents of children in kindergarten
• How to communicate well with children and parents
• A six-year old starting primary school – school maturity and the child’s adaptation to school
• Diagnosis using SGS in preparing children at the age of 5 – years into study
• School for parents and educators – parenting skills workshops part I, II “Without Defeats”
• Working with a very talented child
• Stimulate creative thinking in children of preschool age, how to awaken the childs genius
• Motion movement – Method of creative development theme by animators “KLANZA”.

• Development of emotional intelligence in children – grade I
• Development of emotional intelligence in children – stage II
• Privately, the proud mother of a wise 5th-year student of Psychology. She loves listening to loud music and traveling by car to interesting places in Poland and Europe.

Karolina

main teacher

Karolina is a graduate of the Interdepartmental Studies in Environmental Protection at the University of Warsaw. In her work, she focuses on nwell-thought-out actions in the latest chemical technologies can bring good to the environment.
Working at Happy Kids’ Academy, initially as a teacher’s assistant, she discovered that working with children gives her a lot of joy and that it is a profession in which she wants to fulfill herself. Therefore, in October 2013, she began master’s studies that allowed her to obtain appropriate qualifications to work with children, which she successfully completed receiving the title of pre-school and early-school education teacher. Karolina’s main professional goal for the coming years is to gain new experiences and qualifications entitling her to further activities within education.

She has been working in the pre-school since 2012. From the first day of work, she smiled not only at the children but also all the pre-school employees. Currently, she is the carer in the group of 3 year olds.
Her openness, creativity and spontaneity makes her nejoy the work and givers her a lot of satisfaction

In her spare time, Karolina loves to relax with a good book with a gentle thrill – Sherlock Holmes is no stranger to her. In addition, she loves to travel and her dream is to visit New Zealand.

She completed training:

• Development of emotional intelligence in children – grade I
• Development of emotional intelligence in children – II degree

Ewa

head teacher

Ewa is a teacher with 12 years experience working with children. She is a cheerful person who likes contact with people. These features as well as knowledge and skills in pedagogy and psychology allow Eve to not only guide the children to acquire new knowledge and skills, but also to be the perfect companion every day. The warm disposition and openness to the needs of others is a guarantee that Ewa understands each child and will support their self-esteem.
Ewa is a graduate of the Teacher Training Institute in Warsaw.

She graduated from the courses:
• In the field of language teaching and learning pre-integrated / license /
• “Zippy Friends” – supporting the child’s emotional development
• “Preparing six year old children to start school”
• “Activating methods and forms of work in classes with children”
• “Fairy tale therapy as a modern method of helping children in pre-school and earlier’
• “The Children mathmatics” -w / g E.Gruszczyk-Kolczyńska
• “Everything comes to life – children’s rights in light of the views of pedagogical Janusz Korczak”
• Development of emotional intelligence in children – stage I
• Development of emotional intelligence in children – stage II
• Good Start Method

Acquiring this knowledge and skills Ewa uses it in her daily work with the children in such a way as to encourage them to act and to be creative to explore the world.

Kasia

head teacher

Kasia is a very sensitive person, warm and caring. In her every action she shows a great commitment and ingenuity. In addition, she has a positive attitude towards working with children; she quickly makes contact with the youngest preschoolers.
Kasia completed her undergraduate degree in Warsaw University Faculty of Education Pedagogy with specialization in general pedagogy and care and education. Master of Education realizes the specialty of teaching in preschool education and early childhood education at the University of Warsaw.
Prior to joining Happy Kids’ Academy, Kasia gained her first professional experience working with children as a babysitter and as a volunteer in the Public Center of Adoption – Guardianship in Warsaw and the Society of Friends of Children in Focus Environmental and Education.

• Development of emotional intelligence in children – stage I
• Development of emotional intelligence in children – stage II

Ola

main teacher

about:

Ola is a patient, caring and persistent person who pursues her goals. In her work, she shows great empathy and understanding. She tries to make the children feel good in her environment, and thus want to take up the activities and games she proposes that affect their development.

Ola graduated from BA studies in the field of special education, specializing in rehabilitation pedagogy and inclusive education at the Academy of Special Education in Warsaw. Thanks to the knowledge gained there, she can adapt her working methods to each child, taking into account her personal abilities and aspirations. She studies her master’s degree at the Faculty of Pedagogy of the University of Warsaw in the field of early school and pre-school education. Before starting her studies, she gained her first experience working with children, working as a babysitter.

Privately, Ola is a lover of American football and volleyball. In her free time she develops culinary.

Agnieszka

main teacher

Agnieszka is a graduate of BA studies in the field of “Early school and pre-school education” at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. During them, she initiated trainings that broadened her pedagogical knowledge and allowed for a deeper understanding of the contemporary vision of educating pre-school children. She completed first and second degree hand therapy training and participated in a number of courses and conferences. She initially gained professional experience as a volunteer supporting the development of a child with autism. Then, working as a teacher’s assistant in the school common room and as a teacher of preschool education in “0” sections in primary school. She also gained experience in a Polish-English pre-school in Warsaw’s Białołęka district. Completing numerous courses and trainings allowed her to holistically use her knowledge in everyday work with children.

Privately, she is a great lover of animals, and above all cats. She spends her free time on bicycle trips and on short and long journeys with a backpack.

Agata

main teacher

The first course that Agata graduated from at the Faculty of Special Education Academy Maria Grzegorzewska in Warsaw was an artistic education in the field of fine arts with a specialization in oligophrenopedagogy. Then she obtained a master’s degree in art in art therapy. During this period, she completed a number of teaching internships in pre-schools, primary schools and at the Youth Palace in Warsaw. The choice of the latter educational institution was not accidental, as in her youth she attended painting classes there for 8 years. When she was 15 she became an assistant instructor and supported Ms Saida Siczek in conducting classes with children of all ages.
Her professional experience was largely based on work in a pre-school, which is why she decided to complete postgraduate studies at the same university, majoring in pre-school and early school education. As she is interested in teaching in the humanistic pedagogy, with an emphasis on empathy and the development of emotional intelligence in children, she chose to work in a pre-school with elements of Montessori pedagogy and non-violent communication. She enriched her education with a one-year NVC course, which gave her a deeper insight into understanding children’s emotions and her own feelings.
“Happy Kids Academy is a place where I can benefit from my experience and an institution where I fully find myself as a teacher, and above all as a human being”.
Agata’s interests are related to art and people. As a hobby, she researches information on psychology, sociology and modern trends in pedagogy.
Privately, she is a mother of an energetic 5-year-old daughter whom I am trying to raise as an independent, wise person who can talk and overcome all difficulties so that she understands that her freedom ends where the border of another person begins.

Mfon

nauczyciel anglojęzyczny

My name is Mfonobong Obot. It may be a tongue twister for some, that’s why I go with Mfon, also pronounced as “HmmFUN”. I am a student at SGGW. I was born and raised in Nigeria. Ibibio is my mother tongue and its spoken by a minority in the Southern part of Nigeria. Even though Nigeria is a multilingual country, the official language is English.
I am here at Happy Kids’ Academy as an English Teacher. Coming from a multilingual background, I know what it means to learn a foreign language that’s why I try to explain to my students how to learn the language not memorize the phrases or grammar structure. My goal is to get my students to talk because communication is important. One can’t learn a language if they don’t use it.

Eunice

nauczyciel anglojęzyczny

Eunice is a qualified English Teacher and Music Teacher. She recived a degree in music edukaction and various music method trainings including Dalcroze & Kodaly. She taught Music in the Philippines and Thailand in international setting.
Recently she earned her Master’s degree in TEFL. She is an experienced English teacher locally and internationally.
She began her English teachnig experience in South Korea for a year and refreshed her knowledge in teaching English when she came to Poland,
She taught at various schools locally, from language school to primary school and kindergarten.

Gloria

nauczyciel anglojęzyczny

Jambo! My name is Gloria and I am more than excited to be working with the Malenstwa group. This is my second year working as an english teacher. I moved to Poland to pursue nursing and currently it is my second year. I am Kenyan by birth and have both English and Swahili as my native languages. I enjoy travelling, creative writing and most of all, adventure seeking.

Beata

speech therapist

Beata is an active teacher for 11 years, and a certified teacher for 6 years.
She graduated with a specialization in pedagogy care – Educational land for the faculty of pedagogy Pedagogical University in Rzeszow, she also received her undergraduate degree with a specialization in pedagogy at the Catholic University of Lublin.

She is a graduate of postgraduate study speech therapy and language teaching at the Academy of Special Education in Warsaw.
For 6 years she is working professionally as a speech therapist with children at preschool age.
She is an animator and a member of the Polish Association of Educators and Animators Fun group since 2003.
In her work she is guided by the principle: ‘Learning fun, fun learning’, which is reflected in the wayshe carries out numerous classes and teaching aids and educational games, for which the children simply love.

Agnieszka

psychologist, therapist

About:
She is a psychologist by education, profession and passion. She graduated from psychology at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, postgraduate studies in Clinical Diagnosis of a Child and their Family at the University of Warsaw, and a two-year Study of Help for Autistic Children and their Families, organized by the Synapsis Foundation.
She works with preschool and early school children, their families and educators on a daily basis. She cares especially for those children whose development, for various reasons, do not run smoothly and who experience difficulties in their lives. Understanding and acceptance are the values ​​that guide her at work and in life and which she teaches both her children and the children she works with. She believes that it is always worth noting your (and others) positive and strong points.
Privately – married, mother of Iga and Szymon, owner of a bulldog named Flintka. In her spare time, she loves reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends.

Kasia

rhythm instructor

Kate is a rhythm instructor, a graduate of the Music Academy in Warsaw. She worked in nurseries, kindergartens, including integration and schools, leading classes’ rhythmic music and practicing the method of ‘Good Start’ (under the prevention of dyslexia). Contact with children throughout their period of intense development – from a toddler less
than two years to a student – for Kate the opportunity to meet the needs of children of all ages, her reactions and ways of behaviour. Through her experience in her classes can help not only the development of the children’s musical abilities, but also their emotional and psycho-physical development.
Privately she is married and a mother of five children. She likes to read, ride a bike, gather mushrooms and solve logic puzzles.
Vocational education:
Academy of Music. Frederic Chopin in Warsaw Direction: Musical Education
Completed courses:
* Sixteenth National Association of Music Workshop of Carl Orff
* XIV National Workshop Carl Orff Musical Society. * XII National Workshop Carl Orff Musical Society. * Active listening to music by Strauss Batti part. II
* Developmental Movement Method by Veronica Sherborne part. AND

* Good Start Method parts. III – the supervisory * Good Start Method parts. II
* Good Start Method parts. AND
* The workshop “Understanding Autism”
* Conference: “A student with Asperger Syndrome in conditions of class integration”
* Exchange rate: The use of music classes in the prevention of students with disabilities.
* Dance, movement and space in four seasons. * Dances integration.
* Greek folk dances for everyone.
* Fairy tale therapy workshops.
* Converted education for parents of children with ADHD.
* Course for camp counsellor.

Ricardo Scooby Doo

Capoeira gymnastics instructor

about

Ricardo was born in Rio de Janeiro, and he has been capoeira training from 6 years of age. Contra- Capoeira Master. Actor and musician (playing the berimbau, atabaque, pandeiro, agogo), dancer Makulele and Samba. Dance practiced in Brazil since1987.
He created his own curriculum Capoeira for children. IMKA actor Theatre in Warsaw and he participated in the project, Germinal Mel ‘, by 2011. He Worked in the group Capoeira Liberdade as Professor in graduation Contra-Master.

Qualifications:
Contra-Master in Capoeira. Actor and musician (playing the berimbau, atabaque, pandeiro, agogo), dancer Makulele and Samba.

Practice since 1987 (in Brazil). Experience:
* The project, Germinal Mel ‘2001-2005
* Lasting 18 years working in the group Capoeira Liberdade, till 2011 as a professor, currently in graduation Contra-Master
* NGO “Corpo Movement”, as Professor and Director of Capoeira. Asset Management
* Regular demonstrations in front of an audience, participation in films and other artistic projects

Education:
* 2004 – Course Teaching Children – Government

Foundation in Rio Esporte
* 2003 – Teaching Capoeira and Brazilian Folklore – Foundation in Rio Esporte
* 2002 – Physical Education / Capoeira

sensei Roman

Aikido instructor

about

Grade: 6 DAN SHIDOIN CAA POLAND
A prominent Aikido instructor and teacher. Martial arts field since 1977.

* 1977 – joining the ‘shotokan’ karate section
* 1978 – joined the Aikido section in Wałbrzych. Training and seminars under the direction of Marian Osinski, the originator of aikido movement in Poland, and instructors from abroad.
* 1982 – completing the instructor course
* 1984 – trip to Warsaw for higher education
* Since 1984, the promotion and development of aikido in Warsaw
* 1990 – one of the main founders of the Polish Federation of Aikido, since the inception of the
organization serves as the important organizational functions
* 1991 – graduation – Higher School of Special Education, Faculty of Revalidation and Rehabilitation, specializing in the rehabilitation of socially maladjusted
Since 1991. – Founder and President of the Center Aikikai Aikido in Warsaw, PFA member clubs and UKS Aikikai Aikido Center

* 1986 – obtained a master’s degree 1st dan from Toshikazu Ichimura (Warsaw)
* 1988 – obtain a master’s degree 2nd dan of Christian Tissier (Paris)
* 1991 – obtain a master’s degree 3rd dan from Yoshimitsu Yamada (New York)
* 1996 – obtain a master’s degree 4th dan from Yoshiaki Yokota (Warsaw)
* 2002 – obtain a master’s degree from 5th dan Moriteru Ueshiba
(Tokyo)
* 2012 – obtain a master’s degree 6th dan from Moriteru Ueshiba (Tokyo)
In the years 2002 -2004 Athlete of the Year Polish Foundation ‘Budo’

Since 2005, the President of the Polish Aikido Federation, Member of the Examination Committee PFA
In 2007/2008, aikido instructor in the Government Protection Bureau
Since 2006 he is Collaborating with the School Stunt Brand Solka as security consultant stunt
Since 2011 he is President of the Foundation KAGI
Founder and President of the Center Aikikai Aikido Poland
* Multiple representing the Polish Aikido in the international arena, including In 1996 rw Japan’s Congresses of the World Federation of Aikido in Katsuura, Tanabe, Tokyo
* The annual trips to Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo and other countries in order to improve professional qualifications.
* Intensive instructor and pedagogical work with children, youth and adults (including people with developmental disabilities).
* Care merits of the many clubs in Poland and abroad (Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Interests: photography, sailing, snowboarding,hiking, archery, popular scientific literature.