The Blue Group is for Preschoolers aged 5 to 6 years.
Hello, my name is Rizwana and I come from Birmingham, England. I have been living in Vienna for over 15 years and am a mother to two wonderful girls.
It was after college that I realised I wanted to work with children and my position as a classroom assistant at a junior school in Birmingham only strengthened my career choice. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent there and gained some valuable insight into the teaching profession.
I completed my training as an English language instructor in 2010 and started conducting English courses for adults and children at various language institutes in Vienna. During this time I was able to develop and enhance my teaching skills and learn new and fun ways of teaching children, which I immediately incorporated into my lessons with very promising results.
I soon realised that I was at my happiest when working with young children, which prompted me to pursue a diploma in early childhood education and care in 2015. During my studies I worked at the VEP as a group assistant for over one year and am now working as a pedagogue after completing the diploma.
Inclusive education is at the core of my philosophy. I value individual differences, interests and play. Providing equitable learning opportunities and care which meet individual children’s needs is of utmost importance to me.
I bring with me a wealth of new ideas, creative approaches and a passion to nurture children’s explorative nature. I am eager and feel privileged to contribute to the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of young children and am dedicated to providing a stimulating and fun environment in order for them to thrive and grow into happy and confident individuals.
Hello, my name is Emily and I come from North Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
In April 2013 I completed a Diploma in Early Years Education and started working as a teacher in the Blue Group.
I have an honours degree in Languages and Tourism Management from University in Edinburgh. After completing my degree, I decided to work and travel abroad. I obtained my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification in Buenos Aires and spent 3 months teaching English to adults and children. I then spent another 4 months travelling around South America.
I spent the majority of my childhood in America and Italy and spent a good deal of my education in international schools. My interest in languages and the study of tourism makes working in such an international environment a very exciting experience for me. As well as English I speak German, Spanish and conversational French.
I also have a love of Dramatic Arts, which started at school, where I completed all levels of the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) qualification.
After 3 years working in the Blue Group I left the VEP on maternity leave. I have since watched my daughter grow into a bright and bubbly toddler. Starting back to work as part of the Yellow Group is very exciting for me, as I now have hands on experience with the fun and truly amazing world of toddlers.
I am looking forward to helping your children grow in confidence and guide them through a very important and exciting stage of their lives.
Hello, my name is Kyle and I was born and raised in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
I moved to Liverpool to study Sports and Psychology to learn more about two passions of mine. Following thispassion I began coaching football for a local youth team and followed this up with a summer in Minnesota, USA as a camp counsellor in a camp specifically for children with Aspergers and AHDH.
The experiences and lessons I learnt here instilled me with a strong desire to enter into the teaching profession at some point.
Since then I've worked as an activity leader for Education First Malta, where I lived for 4 years in a very international environment and thengaining my TEFL and TELT teaching qualifications. Using my TEFL I then taught English to volunteers coming into the UK to complete half or one year programmes.
I then completed my European Voluntary Service in Spain before travelling Europe working a series of jobs including a Montersorri kindergarten in Poland.
Hello, my name is Alexandra and I am originally from Tirol. I have been living in Vienna and working at Vienna English Preschool since 2006.
Before I moved to Vienna I worked in America as an Au-pair for half a year.
During this time I mainly had the chance to see the educational system through visiting different kindergartens and I gained more experience working with children.
When I started working in Vienna English Preschool I took over the pre-school class, preparing the children with the right skills to start school. In March 2008 I moved to the toddler group to get more experience in early childhood education.
Since I had always dreamed of going to Australia to see how the school education functions, I spent four months working and studying in Australia.
I brought back a suitcase full of new ideas and projects, together with the Cambridge Certification in advanced English.
I have been on maternity leave since April 2014. I have enjoyed watching how fast my son, Simon, is growing-up. Being a mum has shown me how important it is, to give a child a happy and caring environment so they feel safe and comfortable. The child should be able explore and play and through that they will learn the most for their future development.
I am so happy and excited to be back in the Blue Group to support the education of your child.