We are a cohesive group of professionals committed to providing your children with an effective, positive and safe learning environment. All of the teachers are fully qualified preschool and nursery teachers from the Czech Republic and abroad. All staff members pass regular medical checks; we also carry out police screening on everyone working within the school. All teachers are bilingual or native English speakers. They engage in regular training and development ensuring they are up-to-date with the latest methods and curriculum changes. In addition, some staff members had passed First Aid Training and have valid First-Aid Certificates.

Besides qualified Class Tutors, we employ a bilingual Teacher Assistant, a Teacher Aide, Art and Music teachers, and a professional Physical Education and Gymnastics Instructor. We also collaborate with a child psychologist, a speech therapist, and other medicine and education specialists.

Ms. Klára Grunsberg M.S.

Head of Preschool
Having graduated from Charles University in 2001, Ms. Grunsberg has extensive experience with educational start-ups. She is the Co-founder of such schools as the Christian International School of Prague and some other Preschools in Prague.

Ms. Grunsberg is a special pedagogue, leads and coordinates our Czech Programme ensuring that the pupils master the Czech Curriculum Framework component of our scheme of work.

As Head of Preschool, Ms. Grunsberg oversees the day-to-day operations. She hires and manages teachers and other members of staff and is in charge of student enrolments. Ms. Grunsberg is also responsible for the School’s financial planning and marketing.

Ms. Elizabeth Polak

Director of English Studies / Leadership Team, EAL Teacher - Group 2
Ms. Polak holds a degree in Education and has many years of teaching experience both in Prague and the US. She has always had an affinity for small children and enjoys getting to know them, so she can help them learn in a way that is natural and fun.

She brings to the classroom a love of books and music and does not mind getting messy with the children. As an experienced mother, she directs her students with wisdom and loving care.

Ms. Soňa Podsedníková

Deputy Director / Czech Teacher
Ms. Podsedníková is a fully qualified preschool teacher with many years experience. She completed her bachelor's degree with honors. Her practicum focused on teaching children with different mother tongues and how that impacts children learning within the Czech curriculum. Her teaching methodology gives room for learning through creativity and playfulness.

She has many years experience as a nursery teacher, a teacher for older children with special needs, and also as a caregiver for seniors and people with disabilities. She holds a number of certificates from various courses, including the Red Cross - First Aid for Infants and Children, the Technique for Care for People with Disabilities, and certification of Charity and Social Care.

Ms. Emma Theobald

EAL Teacher - Group 1
Ms. Theobald is from London U.K. and is a qualified TEFL teacher. She has spent many years working in health and social care caring for the vulnerable, young and elderly.

Before joining Florentinum nursery she worked in a nursery in Prague supporting a young autistic child. She loves to teach young children through play and fun activities. Being a mother herself she understands the needs of babies and toddlers. So parents can feel well assured their child is in caring and capable hands.

Ms. Erin Barb

EAL Teacher - Group 3
Ms. Barb is originally from the US state of Illinois. She studied geography at the University of Montana, where she lived before moving to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Her love of travel and adventure brought her to Prague, where she taught English for many years.

Erin is an enthusiastic teacher who strives to foster learning by exploring the why and experimenting to find out how.

Ms. Therese Siewe

School Nurse
Ms. Siewe is a certified medic and a caregiver who worked with seniors and with children; first in Cameroon and later in Prague and Paris where Therese did further studies.

Having started her career in medicine, Therese gradually shifted to Early Childhood Education and gained considerable experience working with children. We consider her medical background a serious advantage and a great addition to our team.

Therese works as a Teaching Assistant and her duties include food distribution, taking care of children during outside walks and working as a supply teacher.

Ms. Helena Peřtová

Ms. Peřtová takes care of our youngest kids as a teacher assistant and the nanny. She is a qualified proffesional nanny. She previously worked as a nanny and teacher assistant in private preachool and in the families.

Helena has successfully trained in „First Aid for Children” organised by Klara Agency.

Ms. Elin Yurtdaş

Art Teacher
Ms. Yurtdaş is and artist from Cyprus who has graduated from BA Plastic Arts Department and is currently studying MA Fine Art programme in Prague.

She is experienced in teaching ceramics and art to children in a playful way. Her knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques allow the children to explore different materials when introduced to famous artworks. She loves spending time with children and communicate with them.

Art is also an opportunity for learning: as children draw, paint, and make collages, they are learning about their world (colors, shapes, textures, and sizes of objects).

Ms. Annelise Edvardsen

PE Teacher
Ms. Edvardsen loves to teach children about being active and being healthy. Annelise enjoys seeing the smiles on their faces, and know that she can help them learn about games, enjoying the different aspects of physical education. She speaks English and Norwegian, studying business here in the Czech Republic.

Mr. Oliver Grunsberg

PE Teacher
Mr. Grunsberg develops lesson plans and teaches classes related to exercise and health. He provides maximum physical activity during the class period and teaches skills and activities that transfer into physical activity outside of physical education. He is a student of furniture design. He speaks English and Czech.

Ms. Olga Krizek

School Professional Consultant
Ms. Krizek is a graduate of the University of Brighton and the University of Plymouth. Her specific fields are Psychology and Counselling. She has recently been working as a Specialist Language Teacher and a Class Teacher in London.

Ms. Krizek’s contribution to our team will help us address the developmental needs of all pupils and deliver a comprehensive school program encouraging all student’s academic, personal and social development.

Free Job Vacancies

We employ highly professional teachers and their assistants. Although each one of us in our team has a slightly different teaching style, strong points, and approach to children, it is beneficial that we share the core values – a consistent understanding of our concept of education and the need to pass these values to our pupils. We are aware of the responsibility to achieve our goals in education and to support our pupils so that they may become active and successful students.


We are looking for a qualified preschool pedagogue. Communicative knowledge of the English language is a condition, also in the written form. If you are interested in another position or are an applicant we are looking for, fill in the job application.


Proffesional teachers training
Career advancement
Lunch & snack
Vacation vouchers
Monthly flat fee for lesson planning
Health program: food supplements, vaccinations (flue, tick)

If our job offer attracted your attention, please apply for any of the free vacancies corresponding to your professional orientation. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Mgr. Klára Grunsberg Head of Preschool and Nursery
We don’t differentiate between people based on their race, ethnical origin, gender, religion, age or handicap.
Nancy KeverProfessional Education Consultant

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