Our Crèche Team
Mia Beyer (*1995)
Mia is the center leader of the crèche. Mia really enjoys to enable children in their creativity, because through creativity, one can express their impressions and experiences. She also enjoys developping concepts for the children for their all around development. Mia speaks German with the children.
Prabhjot Kaur Nagra (*1983)
Prabhjot holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education from India. She works in our Butterfly group. Her goal as an educator is to promote physical, mental, and social development of each child by encouraging creative thinking and by participation through indoor and outdoor activities. It´s her life’s passion to work with children.
Paulina Salgado (*1993)
Paulina studied Psychology in Mexico. She worked with kids in poor and rural areas of Mexico promoting self-awareness. One of her passions in life is enhancing mindfulness in children, like mindful eating, emotions and feelings. Seeing how the kids develop compassion, focus, empathy, curiosity and happiness is her main motivation. Paulina works in the Caterpillar group as group leader and speaks English. Once a week she is working for an hour in our kindergarten as mindfulness teacher.
Lyndsay Cook (*1987)
Lyndsay is our Caterpillar Early Years Teacher from Birmingham, UK. She worked in Germany as a teaching assistant for 2.5 years in an international kindergarten. Lyndsay enjoys being creative and doing hands-on activities as well as spending time outside. She loves to watch children grow and learn, and especially to support them in the area of language development.
Barbara Ramos Picado (*1982)
Barbara is leading the Butterfly group together with Thu. She holds a diploma in Early Years Education and another in Special Education from Spain. She has international experience working as an art teacher in London in a Reggio Emilia kindergarten. Barbara loves using art as a tool of self-expression and to offer the children the tools they need to be happy, safe and amazing! Barbara speaks English with the children.
Thu Bui (*1995)
Thu is a qualified main teacher; she leads together with Barbara the Caterpillar group. It is important to Thu that the children feel comfortable with her. She wants the children to reach their full potential, and to continue developing their strengths through multiple platforms. She sees something special in each child. Thu speaks German with the children.
Jeannine spent the last 6 years in Strasbourg in a German-French crèche. Before that, she had experience with children from other age groups, but working with crèche children is what she enjoys most. It is important to Jeannine that the children are curious about their interests and their abilities and can try out and learn new things. They should be happy, self-determined and allowed to be “themselves” – exactly as they are! Jeannine would also like to convey to the children through her own active example how important values such as empathy, appreciation, charity, respect, acceptance and authenticity are. Jeannine speaks German with the children and works in the Caterpillar group.
Domenika Tien (*1995)
Domenika is a trained teacher assistant. She really enjoys working with children, and she finds it particularly interesting how quickly children develop and research with curiosity. Domenika likes to encourage the children in their imagination and creativity through crafts or painting activities. Domenika speaks German with the children and works in the Butterfly group.
Zolzaya Nyamtaivan (*1993)
Zaya was born in Mongolia. After doing a Federal Social Year with Little Daisies, she started her education to become a teacher in the Freiland group last year. Now she is in her second year of her education, working in the Butterfly group. Zaya really enjoys working with children and watching them grow intellectually and socially. Zaya speaks German with the children.
Catrin Renner (*1956)
Catrin is a trained educator in the Caterpillar group. She has spent the last 20 years in Kitas in Munich, including inclusion groups. It is important to Catrin that the children feel safe with her and that a trusting relationship develops with the parents. Together with the team, she would like to discover all the children’s abilities, encourage them in their strengths and support them in their weaknesses.
Patrick Stamm (*1978)
Patrick loves to work with children, because no day is like the other with them. Patrick consults the crèche as well as the kindergarten team in his role as “Fachkraft Sprache” in the areas of language, integration and parent-partnership. Furthermore Patrick is doing the German Preschool and the “Vorkurs Deutsch” with the kindergarten children.