The Yellow Group is for toddlers between 18 months and 3 years old.
Hello, my name is Catherine and I come from England. I have a Diploma in Preschool Practice and have been working at the VEP since 2006.
The Preschool years are extremely important in terms of a child's development as this is when they learn communication, social and physical skills. Children should be given a positive introduction to learning while being encouraged to be independent, as this is essential for building self-confidence, individuality and vital life skills.
I find it fascinating working in such an international environment where many children are either bi-lingual or even multi-lingual. My aim is to provide the children in our care with a nurturing and emotionally supportive environment which is key to language development. Children are encouraged to learn the English language through music, books and various activities, either in groups or on a one-to-one basis. We provide a vast range of stimulating materials and activities designed to challenge and encourage your child's learning and development in a secure surrounding.
I am here to assist with your child's transition from home to our preschool as smoothly as possible by meeting your child's individual needs.
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 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.