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)

Klára Radinová

Manager

Klára graduated from the field of Special Education  with a focus on people who are psychosocially endangered, disadvantaged and disabled. In her revious work practice performing various job positions and gradually gained experience from the center of education, trade and services, management not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad. She admires people who are not indifferent to the lives of others. In her free time, he collaborates with the volunteer non-profit organization Solnička. Working in Safirka is a combination of her love for childhood and organizing and leading people.

 

"Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know." Richard Bach

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."

Kateřina Strupková

English speaking teacher in Monkey class

Katka lived abroad for 2 years, where she studied. She also passed the Cambridge Exams in England. She is passionate about art activities - she studied graphics and design. She has experience teaching children and is an avid photographer.

Veronika Chatrná

Czech teacher in Monkey class

Veronika graduated in Preschool and Leisure time Pedagogy. She has experience in kindergartens of various specializations and also has experience in organizing events for both children and adults. In her last job, she helped start a family business, but her heart was always with the children, and she always wanted to return to work as a kindergarten teacher. Working with preschool children fullfills her, their curiosity and desire to learn is such motivating! She is very interested in working in a bilingual class. Her interests include traveling, she is an enthusiastic athlete.

Monika Reichstäterová

Czech teacher in Dragon class

Monča studied art education and special pedagogy with a focus on speech therapy and special education of people with hearing impairment therapy at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno. Already during her studies, she worked as an assistant lecturer in art and ceramic events for children. She started working in Safirka right from its foundation. After five years on maternity leave, she returned to Safirka. She enjoys and fills especially with work with children on art projects. She supports children in their own thinking about the possibilities of processing. Working in Safirka in a great team of children and colleagues, in the beautiful environment of the Kohoutovice forests, is very inspiring and stimulating for her. She is grateful that she can be close to children, helping them, enjoy the results of working together and that thanks to them she can see the world through their eyes.

Petra Šmardová

From an early age, Petra came to the scout unit. Later, as chief leader, she led a division and two camps for a year. She attended Cyril and Metoděj Secondary Pedagogical School, where she decided to devote herself to preschool children. She graduated from Kindergarten Teacher Training at Masaryk University and subsequently from Special Education with a focus on speech therapy and healing disorders therapy. While studying, she worked for half a year in the speech therapy class of a kindergarten as a teacher. In Safirka she was a teacher in the Mole class for three years. She worked as a volunteer in Ghana last year and now she is continuing in the Mole class again. Motto: “Every child is a unique living gift. Thanks to them, we can learn to be better people. "

Zuzana Nováčková

Teacher Moles (Krtečci)

Zuzka started working with children quite randomly on a part-time job. She spent four years in a family with seven children. After this experience, she moved to the  Center for Youth in Osová Bitýška, where she worked with young people for two years. Then she started studying preschool pedagogy at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno.She mainly takes care of pre-school preparation or ESS (Educational Stimulation Groups). She is interested in musical instruments. She plays keyboards, flute, ukulele mandolin and guitar.

Jana Kobzová

Teacher Lizards (Ještěrky)

Jana studied special pedagogy with a focus on speech therapy, special education of people with hearing impairment and specific learning disabilities at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno. Already during her studies she led speech therapy circles, worked as an assistant teacher at  primary school and there reeducated specific learning disabilities. After graduating, she taught in the speech therapy  kindergarten  class for several years. Her two children changed her worldview  in many ways.

Sarah Gotts

Native speaker

 

Sarah comes from Ipswich, England. She moved to Brno with her partner ten years ago. During her stay in Cambodia, where she taught children of different ages, she received an international certificate for English teachers (TEFL). Sarah also taught English on parental leave with her two children. Sarah is very pleased to be able to accompany children on their journey to personal development during the learning process and enjoys learning English in a creative way through art activities, singing and playing games.

Světlana Kučerová

care taker, janitor

Eva Vitézová

Cleaning lady

Marie Comte-Baltusová, Jakub Březina

Executive directors