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Our staff

Martyna Nylec

I graduated from Master Studies of English Philology at Wyższa Szkoła Filologiczna in Wrocław, where I did teaching and translating specialization. I also completed post-graduate studies in Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University of Wrocław. I gained my teaching experience working at the beginning in language schools, and most recently, in an international kindergarten.

I am a lifelong learner and continue to educate myself, by participating in numerous trainings and conferences. Specifically, in the field of preschool pedagogy, as well as positive discipline and music education.

In Harmony Preschool was founded on the principles of, love of children, passion for language, education and music. My goal was to create a place, where children feel safe, understood and happy, where there is an atmosphere of respect and acceptance, where everyone feels important and needed. In my work, I am primarily guided by love for children and the faith I have in each of them. I am  impressed by child's sensitivity, openness to unknown and undiscovered things. I like observing changes that occur in child's development and enjoy seeing their emotions and their confidence grow. With the whole staff I try my best to discover children's potential and to make an appropriate environment for comprehensive and harmonious development of our students.

I am also a mother of two wonderful children - 5-year-old Zuzia and 2-year-old Szymek. They are both bilingual, thanks to English-speaking education! I have loved working with children for as long as I can remember, therefore, being able to open In Harmony Preschool, is a dream come true!

Karolina Pawlak

My name is Karolina. I have worked with kids at different ages since 2011. Throughout my colorful career in a variety of places I gained life experience I wouldn’t change for anything else. I have lived in Ireland for 7 years, surrounded by multicultural people who made me realize how beautiful our world is and that each one of us adds something to it.

I have completed a BA degree in English, which I also topped up with a TEFL course.

My journey and freedom to test abilities in various jobs in my twenties made me realize that I am the happiest and the most satisfied when I am with children. Without hesitation I decided to complete a master degree in Early Childcare Education. It only taught me more about how individual each child is and supported beliefs I already had, that childhood is the most important time for each human.

I am a nature and outdoors loving person. My favourite spots are by the ocean or riding waves. I have many interests, although the ones on top would be music which I can’t live without, psychology- ways to improve mental health, understanding others and self development, cooking dishes from a variety of cuisines (I am always up for a new recipe), gardening indoors and outdoors- it’s very satisfying and teaches patience, water sports- because truly, I am a mermaid :) I believe that my intuitive creativity and imagination helps a lot when working with children and I wouldn’t be doing it if the kids didn’t like me back.

Magdalena Krasuska Cordeiro

My name is Magda and I am so excited to meet everybody at the In Harmony Preschool soon! I am orginally from a small but beautiful village in the east of Poland, however nearly half of my life I spent living in England with my little international family, my husband Luis and 12 year old son Alex.

I have a master degree in teaching - polish philology, I hold a british OCR Level 3 Diploma in Special Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools and obtained many courses related to teaching early years and supporting children/young people with learning disabilities. Since 2012 I have been working as a deputy manager and SENCo at Nomansland Preschool, a beautiful setting located in the heart of the New Forest. My role includes planning day to day activities, safeguarding, liaising with parents and working closely with other profesionals from outside the preschool, all according to EYFS requiments and Ofsted regulations. Alongside my early years work experience I worked as registered childminder and at local home for young people and adults with learning disabilities and mental health.

In my free time I enjoyed being active,walking, running and cycling, I love cooking and baking, watching films and ballets, reading books and spending time with my family!

I believe that every child is unique, individual that have their interests and different learning styles and pace, and we as teachers must get to know our students well to offer best opportunities to help them achieve their best development and potential so they can succeed in their future lives. I love working with young children, implement universal values on the daily basis and helping young children understand that we are part of bigger multinational world.

Małgorzata Ronkowska

My name is Gosia. I am a mom of 6-year-old Olivia and admirer of children. I am passionate about their development and approach to life. For the language of everyday communication between me and my daughter I chose English. I am interested in the multilingualism of children and the impact it has on their development and understanding of the world. 

 I started my adventure with children in 2013, when l taught at a school in Kahawatte in Sri Lanka, I also gave private English lessons over there. After my daughter was born - I automatically became her personal English teacher. In Cardiff (Wales) for 3 years I worked with Mom and Todler's integration groups - mainly Little Acorns and Seren Fach.

After returning to Poland, I taught English language to children in my daughter's preschool as part of the "Parents in preschool" project. I also became involved with the children's club - "Klubodzieciarnia". Before I started working at In Harmony Preschool - I lived in Great Britain for 14 years. 

 I am a graduate of Journalism and Public Relations at the University of Wroclaw and a graduate of English language (EFL) at the Stratford upon Avon college in England. 

 Currently I am working at In Harmony Preschool and I am very happy to be here. This is the place where every child can feel safe and freely discover the world. Also I feel privilaged to work with such an amazing team.

Wiktoria Wlazło

My name is Wiktoria, I enjoy travelling, bike rides with friends and family also I do yoga and I’m interested in gymnastics. Most of my life I have lived in London,over 14 years. I studied Business and Health and social care. During my studies i had work experience and my first choice was to work in a nursery because I enjoy getting to know each child as a unique individual, finding out what makes them tick and then using this knowledge to help them grow to maximize their strengths to build their confidence and competence. I find it really rewarding to be an integral part of their development. As time was passing i enjoyed it so much I wanted to continue my career in that path. When I decided I wanted to move back to my motherland, Poland. It was a massive step in my life. However I am happy I made that choice as I am here today In Harmony Preschool, which is such an amazing environment that I’m grateful for and I am beaming with excitement to see what the future hold for me here.

Joanna Skutnik 

At In Harmony Preschool I am a music teacher. Music and love for singing have been standing by me since my early childhood. In my life I had both individual voice training and sung in small bands or choirs. I've been leading a children's choir for many years and prepared with my friends small music & drama performances. In the 5th primary school class I made friends with the guitar, which has been accompanying me from that time. I had the opportunity to start my adventure with the Italian language during my economy studies. I've dealt with English from secondary school where my English classes were given by native speakers from the USA.

I have 4 wonderful children who are hooked on music also. In 2018 I started to give musical classes for parents with toddlers. I use the methods of the authors from the Pomelody program and also other valuable sources of music for children.

I believe that early contact with good music and the opportunity to experiment with sounds from the first months of life is extraordinarily meaningful for the upbringing of the young.

Akshay Kakkar

Good day to you! My name is Akshay. I have a combined experience of five years, teaching kindergarteners, teenagers, and adults since 2015. I have spent a total of two and a half years of teaching kindergarteners, starting December (2016) in Kraków. 
How it all started? I started learning how to teach back in Poznan (2014). I enrolled to study English philology at UAM, to get the hang of how the methodology works. Given my status of being a native speaker of English, even a year of studying English philology proved to be more than handy. It enhanced my skills when it comes to teaching young learners and adults. I decided to move to Kraków for its ambiance, unique beauty, and having the chance to study in English in Polska, also qualifying for a 30-month scholarship, hence, business linguistics. That is when I deeply started to enjoy learning English linguistics. I polished my communication skills both in Business and teaching with the help of professors from different backgrounds- British, Polish, and American. I wrote a very detailed thesis describing communication as an Art. I am more than happy that I pursued linguistics. During my studies, I continued teaching at various schools. I finished my linguistic studies at Tischner European University in Kraków. 
A few words about my person- I am a polyglot, love a good voyage, grew up in the best of both worlds- India and the U.K, with a mixed culture family, Hindu and Christian. I am jocular and exuberant. From north London and north Delhi. Since my teenagehood, I have spent most of my time in London, India, and South Wales. It was enriching growing up house with mixed cultures, Indian parents, and a British grandmother. I speak several languages, English, Polish (średnio). I have a considerate command of Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. 
Teaching English is my forte-cum-passion. My teaching methods comprise erudite, exuberance, entertaining, and so are effective in the long run. 
I am profoundly motivated to teach and care about your offspring. Rest assured, your kids are in safe and experienced hands.

Anga Nomonde Sidlayi

My name is Anga. I am a native English speaker from a city called Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. I'm a mother to a 10 year-old boy, Lilo - who is my inspiration. I truly enjoy nurturing him as he develops toward his full potential.

I have a Diploma in Analytical Chemistry from Walter Sisulu University. I have always known that I wanted to expand my career prospects and gain international experience while helping to shape growing minds. I take great joy in sharing information, promoting learning and nurturing others as they develop or improve their preexisting skills, especially children. This is what has motivated me to pursue teaching as a career.
I have a TEFL Teaching certificate and I am currently working toward obtaining my CELT-P certificate specializing in "Young Learner Education ".

Children bring me great joy and contentment. I've always wanted to play an integral part in the dynamic experience of helping children develop their passion for language, tolerance and cultural sensitivity as well as help nurture their curiosity.

In Harmony Preschool has offered me the privilege to positively influence young minds and realise my dream of working with children. I am profoundly grateful, humbled and excited for this journey! 

I aim to bring an open mind, positive attitude, safe and caring environment where children are free to embrace their authenticity. I believe that all children are unique therefore as teachers we should create a dynamic environment using different forms of media and materials in order to ensure that all students get the best learning experience and are motivated to learn.


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