Reception: 
+421 917 025 025 | bratislava@espania.sk
Opening Hours - Kindergarten

Monday – Friday 7:00 - 18:00

English - Spanish - Chinese
Kindergarten registered in the network of schools of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic

Our Team

Although we speak many different languages and have different personal and professional experience, we have one common goal - helping your child discover the world in its full beauty.

Get to know our team members!

Management
Mgr. Stojanka Dolezhajova
Headquarters position
DIRECTOR
Dáša Janegová
Headquarters position
FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
MBA. Miriam Itahashi
Headquarters position
FOUNDER AND INVESTOR
English pedagogical team
Ba. Leyla Yildirim
ENGLISH TEACHER
Ma. Danijela Marić
ENGLISH TEACHER
Ba. James Patrick Lilly
ENGLISH LECTURER
Ma. Natália Turčinová
ENGLISH TEACHER
Education: Bachelor's degree in English Language Teaching from Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey; she completed the Erasmus exchange study, English language teaching program at the University of Trnava, Slovakia.
Working at Espania: I gained experience working with children while studying at university, where I taught English to pre-school and school-age children. I have always had a passion for learning, so I decided to be part of a school that supports children's growth and prosperity.
Education: Master's degree in English Language and Literature, as well as Croatian Language and Literature at the University of Arts in Mostare, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Working at Espania: I have been teaching for almost 10 years. I worked mainly in language schools in five different countries such as Spain, Belgium, Morocco, Croatia and the Czech Republic. The reason I chose Espania Kindergarten is because I believe that language learning at an early age is the best thing you can give your child.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Science from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He holds a TESOL certificate in Cork, Ireland.
Working at Espania: I have more than 4 years experience working with children from 2-6 years old. In Germany, I worked in a private kindergarten with a full English immersion program. I was fascinated by working at Espania Kindergarten because I always wanted to teach children not only English, but to pass on valuable knowledge about the world around them through English. Teaching is not just about sharing knowledge and experiences, it is about learning and experiencing together.
Education: Master's degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Hangzhou Normal University in China; he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in environmental education at East China Normal University in China.
Working at Espania: I gained experience in learning and working with children during my 10 years in China, where, in addition to studying, I also taught English to children and adults. Espania has created a wonderful international environment for children and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it. A Chinese proverb says, "The teacher opens the door, but you have to go through it yourself." It is a great pleasure for me to open this door for children.
Ba. Zuzana Visser
ENGLISH TEACHER
Education: Bachelor's degree in social sciences with a focus on international relations at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Working at Espania: I gained experience working with children while working at the Clamber Club babies in South Africa, where I ran a children's physiotherapy program for children from 0 to 2 years. I also worked as a teacher for children from 3 to 6 years. Working at Espania Kindergarten fascinated me for its international environment, excellent internal structure and professional approach of teachers.
Spanish pedagogical team
Ba. Diego Camilo Buitrago Mantilla
Head teacher
SPANISH TEACHER
Ba. Rubén Alejandro Reyes Flores
LECTURER/ORGANIZER OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN SPANISH
Ba. Ivonne Slendy Hernandez Gamboa
SPANISH LECTURER
Ba. Carla Granados Expósito
Head teacher
SPANISH TEACHER
Education: Bachelor's degree in English at the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia, bachelor's degree in elementary pedagogy at the Escuela Normalista Superior in Piedecuesta, Colombia. He also studied Pyrenean and Latin American studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris.
Working at Espania: Having experience working with children with special educational needs, young people and adults in my home country of Colombia as well as France, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to be part of the Espania team as a Spanish teacher.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Systems Management Engineer from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico.
Working at Espania: I gained experience working with preschool children as an English language teacher in a kindergarten in Mexico, and also worked as a high school and university teacher. I am very happy for the opportunity to work in the Espania kindergarten and thus get to know the culture of Slovakia.
Education: Bachelor's degree in English from the Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia; a graduate of the IELTS and Cambridge Advanced English Preparation course at the International House in Sydney, Australia.
Working at Espania: I have been teaching English for 5 years. My profession is a passion for me and working with children is very rewarding. I have learned a lot from them and I will try to pass on the best to them. "Teachers who love learning, teach children to love learning".
Education: Bachelor's degree in elementary and special pedagogy at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.
Working at Espania: For two years I worked as a religious education instructor for children and adolescents at the San Ingnacio de Loyola school in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. I gained experience working with children as an assistant for children with special needs at the English International School in Bratislava. Working at Espania Kindergarten is a great opportunity to further develop my career as a teacher and also to learn more about new cultures.
Chinese pedagogical team
Ba. Hua-Yu Hung
LECTURER/ORGANIZER OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN CHINESE
Ba. Kexin Hong
CHINESE TEACHER
Education: Bachelor's degree in Translation and Interpreting (Chinese / English) from Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages ​​in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Complementary education - teaching Chinese as a second language at the Chinese language center at National Tsing Hua University.
Working at Espania: I came to Espania kindergarten after finishing my Chinese teaching program at Tsing Hua National University in Taiwan. I am very happy and grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Espania Kindergarten team. I will try to pass on as much knowledge as possible to children and encourage them to discover new things and broaden their horizons. I love spending time with children and I like to get to know new cultures. I believe that working in Espania is the best combination.
Education: Bachelor's degree in pre-school education from Ningde Normal University in Ningde, China.
Working at Espania: I studied preschool pedagogy and I gained experience with teaching during my one-year work as kindergarten teacher and also worked as a private Chinese language teacher. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work at the Espania Kindergarten and thus further develop my skills and pass on new knowledge to children. I really like movement and yoga, which I fully devoted myself to in my home country as a yoga instructor.
Reception and Custodian teacher - Bilingual staff
Mgr. Veronika Mokwe
Deputy Director
CUSTODIAN TEACHER
Mgr. Zuzana Turjanová
CUSTODIAN TEACHER
Bc. Mária Vöröšová
SLOVAK TEACHER
Education: Master's degree in the field of teaching psychology and pedagogy at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care, University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, graduate of specialization studies in the field of School Psychology at Comenius University in Bratislava.
Working at Espania: During my studies, I worked for a volunteer organization dedicated to children with Down syndrome. I worked as a psychologist in a specialized group with children with behavioral disorders, as well as a teacher's assistant for children with learning disabilities. I decided to work in Espania Kindergarten because I see an opportunity in it where I can use my knowledge and experience.
Education: Master's degree in social work at the Faculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava.
Working at Espania: I gained experience working with children as an instructor at various summer camps. In the past, I worked as an au pair in Spain, where I gained extensive experience in child care.
Education: Bachelor's degree in pre-school and elementary pedagogy, University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, graduate of the Erasmus exchange at the College of Education Upper-Austria, Linz, Austria; She is currently a master's student, Department of Primary Education Teaching at Comenius University in Bratislava.
Working at Espania: I gained experience working with children thanks to various volunteer organizations, where I worked as an animator. I also worked as a coursed teacher at primary schools. I gained experience in teaching the Slovak language during teaching practice in kindergartens and primary schools in Slovakia and Austria.
External teachers
Katarína Vanáková
CHELLO TEACHER
Mgr. Alexandra Pokorná
GYMNASTICS TEACHER
Marianna Porvažníková, Dis. art
FLUTE TEACHER
Education: Conservatory in Bratislava, icurrently attending a diploma degree.
Working at Espania: I really like working with children and the view of how they are progressing is indescribable. Music education and playing a musical instrument offer significant benefits in developing fine motor skills and aesthetic sensibility. I am very happy to be working in Espania Kindergarten, because it gives children the opportunity to develop their musical talent.
Education: Master in fitness coaching in performance and elite sports, at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University in Bratislava.
Working at Espania: I have been practicing gymnastics for 16 years and I was a member of the Slovak national team, as well as a participant in the European Championships and World Championships. I am currently training gymnastics in Bratislava and also work as the main trainer of aerial acrobatics in Austria. I see a deeper meaning in this work and I am glad to be able to pass on what they have taught me.
Education: Graduated in the field of transverse flute playing at the Conservatory in Bratislava. She is also a student at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.
Working at Espania: During my studies, I taught flageolet playing in the organization Courses at school. I am currently teaching at Elementary Art School of St. Cecilia in Bratislava.
Administration
Mgr. Dominika Gerhardová
Receptionist
OFFICE AND EVENT MANAGER
Ivana Putterstein
ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTING
Ing. Wioletta Bujnová
ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTING
Education: Master's degree in psychology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care, University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra.
Working at Espania: I like children very much and I am fascinated by working in Espania kindergarten mainly because it offers children a multicultural environment and leads them to tolerance and empathy. Education is the basis of human existence and the Espania Kindergarten gives children the opportunity to receive a quality education and develops their uniqueness.
Team of non pedagogic staff
Dagmar Báchorová
TECHNICAL STAFF FOR HYGIENE
Anna Bartková
TECHNICAL STAFF FOR HYGIENE
Daniel Martiš
HANDYMAN/JANITOR
Monika Petrová
FOOD MANAGER
Responsibilities: Ensuring a functional system in the Espania kindergarten, ensuring the cleanliness and maintenance of individual areas, the frequency of cleaning and disinfection.
Working at Espania: I know how important order and hygiene are for children. I try to create a clean, pleasant and cozy environment in the Espania kindergarten.
Responsibilities: Ensuring a functional system in the Espania kindergarten, ensuring the cleanliness and maintenance of individual areas, the frequency of cleaning and disinfection.
Working at Espania: I gained experience with cleaning while working in hotels with an international clientele as a maid.
Responsibilities: Ensures the smooth course of activities in kindergartens within the competencies. He is responsible for the cleanliness and order of the school playground and cooperates with the technical staff in resolving situations.
Working at Espania: The opportunity to work in Espania Kindergarten is a challenge for me to learn new things and especially to work with a team of different nationalities and cultures, despite the speech barrier. It is an adventure for me and a new life experience.
Responsibilities: She is responsible for the preparation of the weekly menu, the distribution of food for children and staff, the preparation of refreshments for various events.
Working at Espania: I gained experience in food dispensing and preparation of refreshments during my work in the Adventure restaurant. I love children and the opportunity to work in Espania Kindergarten is a new adventure for me as well as learning about different cultures from around the world.
Miroslava Bizoňová
CHIEF CONTROLLER
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