Our team

Jana Jobová

executive assistant

She has been co-operated with leisure-time centre. She led mini-schools for children 2 years+ and activities for moms with children. She is the founder of the civic association for family support, healthy development of children, leisure, cultural and sports activities. She prepares and implements cultural events for the general public. Jana is a mom of two children, before maternity leave worked in a multinational company providing strategic outsourcing services. Today she feels her way is led children's hands. 
“Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.” (Jean de la Bruyére)

Katarína Zimčíková

English teacher in Dragon class (Dráčci)

Katka studied social work and social pedagogy at University of Matej Bel in Banska Bystrica. During her studies she has worked in foster care house, she was a coordinator of primary school – based drug prevention programs and also she worked at a child abuse hotline. Language studies led her to Great Britain where she lived for six years. She worked with small children all along. For the last two years, she had been a teaching assistent at the reception class of primary school inspired by the Reggio Emilia aproach. She had the privilege of being at the very beginning of kindergarten Safirka. Katka participated in the Reggio Emilia International Study group in Italy and she enthusiastically applies her knowledge in her work with children. She is a mum of two girls. 
“Help children climb their mountains, as high as possible.” Loris Malaguzzi

Zuzana Nováčková

teacher in Mole Class (Krtečci)

Zuzana began working with children as temporary work during her university studies. She spent four years working in a family with seven children. After this experience she went to the Diocesan Youth Centre where she worked with the youth for two years. Then, she began studying Preschool Education at Masaryk University and also began working part-time in Safirka, where she is now working full time in the little Moles class. "I like to marvel, step into puddles, dig with a stick into the ground... and with the children I can do it often. I like to learn, observe ... I even learn from the children, from what they tell me or how they react, from their worldview and their logic. I learn even from their parents and from their approach to children, from colleagues, because we are all different. With children I share the idea that every moment in life is precious - children know it naturally and enjoy every moment. I had to go back to this realization. Life is a wonderful gift." 

Hana Pokorná

teacher in Lizards (Ještěrky)

She already worked with children younger than school age as an instructor of oriental dance, but the real impulse for this work was her au pair stay in the UK. After that she has begun studying pre-school pedagogy at Masaryk University and at the time of the study fortuitously came to work in Safirka. It totally enchanted her and she would like to develop children in all aspects in this friendly environment and also help them paint their own picture of life. 
Favorite motto: "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."

Monika Reichstäterová

teacher in Mole class (Krtečci)

I studied at Masaryk University in Brno Art education and Special education (speech therapy and surdopedy). During my studies, I was working as an assistant lecturer of children's art and a ceramics club. I started to work as a teacher at Safirka right from the founding of the school. I am returning to Safirka after five years of maternity leave. Working with children is fulfilling for me and I enjoy it, together we create art projects. When working on projects, I support children in their own process of thoughts. Children desire to express themselves and leave their own unique mark. Our kindergarten is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, and thanks to it, those desires are fulfilled.  Working here, surrounded by a wonderful collective of children and colleagues, in the beautiful environment of the Kohoutovice forests is a very inspiring and enriching experience for me. I am thankful for the opportunity to be near children, help them and rejoice at the results of collaborative work and thanks to them I can see the world through their eyes.