The Yellow Group is for toddlers between 18 months and 3 years old.
Hello, my name is Peter and I come from England.
I have been working in bilingual kindergartens in Vienna as English teaching assistant since October 2010 and worked with children from the age of 1 to the age of 6.
I joined the Vienna English Preschool in March 2012. I started briefly in the Green Group, but after a short time I moved to the toddler group to learn more about the early year’s education. During my time as an assistant I discovered that I thoroughly enjoyed working with young children and playing a vital role in their development. My interest in early years learning led me to enrol in a Diploma in Pre-school Practice in 2014.
I have since completed my diploma and am working as a teacher in the Yellow Group. At this stage of a child’s development it is essential we as a Preschool progress and enhance their physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language skills.
My aim is to enable your children to build their independence and self-confidence. I believe it is important to encourage them to bring out their individuality and help progress their social skills in a safe caring environment.
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 Francine and I come from England.
After completing my Bachelors degree in English and Philosophy last year, I decided that I would love to move to Vienna. I came over here in September 2015 to work as an Au-pair for twelve months, in which I soon realised my real enthusiasm and motivation for working with young children.
I had previously completed a placement in an ‘Early Years’ classroom during my time at university, which I thoroughly enjoyed, especially as I was able to not only observe, but participate in teaching the children. I feel that my time as an Au-pair really managed to build upon this experience, especially as in both positions I had a focus on working with the children to improve their English language skills, something which I am very driven by.
Following my year as an Au-pair I was eager to continue working with young children, and so I was incredibly excited to find a position at Vienna English Preschool as part of the Yellow group. I am really looking forward to starting and being able to help the children at such an important stage in their development.
(Teacher on maternity leave)
Hello, my name is Diana and I come from western Canada. After finishing University (Bachelor of Science degree) and working in the Agriculture and Environmental fields for a few years, I spent some time travelling. At this time I met my husband, who happened to live in Vienna. After several visits and taking a TEFL course (teaching English as a foreign language) in Prague, I moved to Vienna in the beginning of 2012.
During my first few months in Europe I had the opportunity to volunteer at a children’s hospital in Romania where I spent two weeks playing games, and providing comfort and care for abandoned babies and toddlers. This was a powerful experience for me and I discovered a real love of working with children.
Since then, I studied a Master program in Environmental Science and spent two years teaching English to children ranging from 1-10 years old. I enjoy singing songs, reading, and doing arts and crafts with children. Having studied science, I have a special fondness for encouraging children’s curiosity about the sciences and exploring the natural world around them. Being involved with children learning new things and watching their personalities blossom and shine brings me great joy.
It is a great opportunity to join the VEP team and I am excited to share my affection for the sciences and to help provide a cheerful and engaging environment for your children to learn and grow.