Early Years Staff
Cristina is from Newcastle in England and has been teaching for 17 years. She has a BA in History and Education and a PGCE in Primary Education.
Before joining BSW Cristina was a nursery teacher in Abu Dhabi. Previously she taught in a variety of British and International schools in England, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
Cristina teaches Nursery and is passionate about teaching children in a creative, engaging and interactive way, which encompasses children’s individual skills and interests.
This will be Gemma’s second year at BSW and she is looking forward to further developing the environment indoors and outdoors to provide an outstanding enabling environment. Gemma has worked in primary education for the past 13 years and has vast experience in EYFS and KS1. She has worked at a variety of schools in the United Kingdom. They have included a Catholic School and schools in highly deprived areas of the country. She has much experience in teaching children with additional languages and with working in schools with high levels of pupils with little or no English.
Amy is from Durham in the North East of England but enjoys the adventures that come with international teaching. She has been teaching for 9 years, since graduating from the University of Cumbria in 2011. She has taught across EYFS, Key stage 1 and key stage 2 in the North of England, as well as teaching in the British International School of Moscow. Prior to moving to Warsaw, Amy taught in a large EYFS unit, in the North East of England.
Amy teaches Reception and has a keen interest in developing early reading, writing and mathematic skills through a play based approach.
Nursery Teaching Assistant
Izabela is originally from Poland but she had been living in Ireland for the last 16 years. She had 9 years experience of working as a Special Needs Assistant in primary and secondary schools, both in mainstream and special classes - suppporting children with additional educational needs, children for whom English is a second language and children with Autism. Izabela holds a Master Degree in Ethnology/Anthropology of Culture- sha has a strong interest in people's heritage and promoting diversity. She strongly believes in equality based education, where each child is welcomed, valued and supported to achieve their full potential. In spare time Izabela enjoys photography, arts & crafts and hiking.
Reception PL Teacher and Reception Teaching Assistant
Natalia has finished her Bachelors degree in Pedagogy at Faculty of Social Sciences at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. While studying for her bachelors, she got the chance to participate in an exchange program and study Education at University of Gothenburg. Then she earned her Masters degree in Pedagogy at Faculty of Education and Psychology at Maria Curie - Sklodowska University in Lublin. Natalia has been working at BSW since 2016 and loves working in Early Years because no two days are the same and every day keeps you entertained.
Music and Dance Teacher
Daria has a Masters degree from University of Warsaw Institute of Musicology with pedagogical specialization. She obtained her undergraduate degree at The State Music School Complex with studies in transverse flute. Her main music interests is to focus on free jazz and improvised music. She played in orchestral projects with the Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra, conducted by Ray Dickaty and the 3275 kg Orchestra conducted by Maciej Trifonidis. Her artistic achievements include 3 albums from improvised, ethnic and jazz music. The 4th album she was a part of was recorded in the Polish Radio Recording Studio and it will be released soon. In addition to music, she is also a dance artist. She studied jazz and contemporary dances at the Dance Emotion - Centre de Dansa for over a year in Barcelona Spain. During the summer of the year 2019, she took dance courses in Los Angeles California in the US at a prestigious Millennium Dance Complex. Millennium is where world-famous dancers and choreographers in Hollywood scenes master their dance skills. At BSW, she has several roles: music teacher, teacher's assistant and she also teach and coordinate extracurricular clubs: Hip Hop dance and school Choir. She is the organizer of the first in Poland "Music Workshops for Dancers" (pol. „Warsztaty z muzyki dla tancerzy”).
Kasia graduated from the University of Warsaw with a Degree in Early Childhood and Primary Education and a post graduate diploma in Educational Management at the Academy of Specialised Pedagogics. Her educational connection had already begun in 2003 when she became an instructor of one of the scout units in Praga Północ in Warsaw.
Kasia has always wanted to work with children and this is her passion. She has worked for one of the biggest Polish youth scout organisations and with each of the age groups (7- 18) for almost 10 years.
For two years she also coordinated the curriculum for Association of the Polish Scouts, organised a monthly holiday scouts camp for more than 300 children and was part of the managing board of the Scout Rescue School.
Kasia gained much experience through organising and programming events and projects in Edukado - Academy of Sport and Creative Development , as a curriculum coordinator at KidsFun and at the International Kindergarten Paddington Bear in Warsaw. Her other roles have also included working as a Managing Director of Mum and Baby club in Praga Południe in Warsaw. Over the previous 8 years she worked at the International Trilingual School of Warsaw as Preschool Director and later as Primary School General Director. In 2019 Kasia joined BSW, she manages the Polish Compliance and since September 2020 has taken on the role of Vice Principal to the Early Years, British Nursery of Wilanow.