Our Team

Mgr. Martina Drtílková MBA

Founder of PONNY KIDS, the Directress

Martina DrtílkováMartina Drtílková graduated from the Faculty of Education at Masaryk University Brno, majoring in English language and mathematics. She completed studies in strategic business management at the Nottingham Trent University.

She strengthened her English during several work stays abroad. She taught for several years at an elementary school, led methodological courses for foreign language teachers, and prepared students for the international Cambridge exams. She founded PONNY KIDS kindergarten in 2001 and since then she has been studying the prevention of developmental learning disorders, the development of children's talents during a preschool age, the influence of movement and diet on brain development. In 2017 she opened the second branch of PONNY KIDS and in 2023 the professional consultancy centre The Magic Lamp.

She participates in professional conferences and trainings which are focused on the physical and mental development of preschool children. She completed her qualifications in the field of neuro-developmental stimulation and information detoxification methods. She leads a team of 14 teachers and experts and tries to discover a piece of the world every day.

Motto

"We are responsible not only for what we do but also for what we do not do." (Moliére)

 

PONNY KIDS Krondlova 1, Brno

Ing. Veronika Bednaříková

Tigers

Ing. Veronika Bednaříková

Preschool teaching has been my dream the whole my life, however, the way to it was not so smooth as I had imagined. I attended a grammar school and then I got my master´s degree in Human nutrition at Mendel University. I never give up my dream to be a preschool teacher. So finally I decided to study a preschool education and become a preschool teacher. My hobbies are dancing in the national folklore dancing group Břeclavan, reading books and playing with my dog. I also love spending time with my nieces who I have been really close to since their birth.

Mgr. Michaela Slámová

Kangaroos

Mgr. Michaela Slámová

I studied science and chemistry teaching at the Masaryk University in Brno and now I intend to complete my education in the field of preschool pedagogy. Working with children fulfils me because of their child enthusiasm and sincerity, which I verified several times during my teaching practice. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, reading or going out in nature, which is an endless source of inspiration for me. That is why I would like to pass on my love for nature to children.

Motto:
„Don't compare your journey with the journey of others. Everyone has its own story.“

 

Nela Pokorná

Bunnies

Nela Pokorná

I studied to be a nutrition assistant. I worked with children during my internships and had a lot of fun with them. I am currently studying preschool and extracurricular pedagogy because my dream have always been to work in a kindergarten and now I have the opportunity to fulfil it. What I love about children is their honesty, originality and individuality. My hobbies include traveling, dancing, spending time with family and friends.

Motto:
„Be brave, be nice, be creative, be you.“

Adéla Řehulková

Bunnies

Adéla Řehulková

I have always had a big dream to become a kindergarten teacher. For that reason I decided to study preschool and extracurricular pedagogy at the Pedagogical Secondary School. It makes me happy to stand behind the children's success and I like to pass on everything I can to them and at the same time I enjoy learning from them. They have completely different thoughts and ideas and so many times you are surprised by how they think about the world. Working with children is more of a hobby, I feel good with them. My other hobbies include dancing, gymnastics and volleyball.

Motto:
„Everything I really need to know I learned in the kindergarten.“ (Robert Fulghum)

 

Malikeh Rasti

a part time teacher

Malikeh Rasti

Currently I am pursuing my PhD in English literature at Masaryk University, Brno. My research interests are diverse and include folk literature, comparative literature, cultural studies, gender studies, psychoanalytical studies, ethnomusicology and children's literature.
I have a passion for exploring new places, expressing my creativity through painting, immersing myself in a good book, crafting unique creations, and most importantly, engaging with children as both a teacher and a learner.
For over a decade now, I have been working as an English teacher and have developed a deep passion for teaching children. It gives me immense joy to see them learn and grow in their language skills.
I am proud to be a part of the PONNY team for the past two years. Being a member of this team or better say, family has been an enriching experience for me both personally and professionally.

 

PONNY KIDS Tůmova 60, Brno

Mgr. Karla Koutná Večeřová

Directress

Mgr. Karla Koutná Večeřová I graduated on the T.G.M language high school in Frýdek - Místek. After I have finished high school I have started studying Human Nutrition at the Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University in Brno. During my studies I have worked as an aerobics instructor at the Muša studio. During my studies I also have started cooperation with Agentura Větrník s.r.o. and the Center for Family and Social Care. Here I have led exercise activities for children from 3 months to 4 years. Together with physiotherapists I have lectured on the psychomotor development of infants and toddlers for physical activity lecturers. I also received a certificate from Eva Kiedroňová Psychomotoric development of infants and toddlers. For several years I also lectured for the Bohunická Hospital at the Idiopathic Intestinal Inflammation Conference on patient nutrition and together with the doctors created a brochure for the nutrition of these patients.

After finishing my studies I have had my daughter and opening my own nutrition practice in Brno. After the birth of my son I have started to pay more attention to the topic of children and their correction through movement. I have started working with the Cloud9institute company where I have lectured on nutrition and movement for the general public. Since 2017 I have been working at Ponny kindergarten.

In the course of my life I have enriched my nutrition practice and my practice with children by studying information on psychosomatics, information medicine, education in childcare, I passed the high school diploma in pre-school and out-of-school pedagogy in Prague.

My hobbies include classical music, painting and fencing.

Motto

"In tranquillo quilibet gubernator.“ „Anyone can be a helmsman on calm seas.“

 

 

Mgr. Radka Šimková

Tigers

Mgr. Radka Šimková

While studying English at the Faculty of Education at Masaryk University, I started working as the main leader and creator of the program at children's camps where I fell in love with working with children. What fulfils me the most about this job is that I can impart knowledge and skills to children, lead them to gain experience, prepare them for life and develop their interest in the world. Children have the greatest potential to change our future, which is why it is important to me to positively influence their growth and education. My interests include creation of all kinds, in addition to traditional drawing and painting, I also like to work digitally, sew my own clothes, and I also enjoy knitting and crocheting.

Motto:
„Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.“

Tereza Macurová

Bunnies

Tereza Macurová

My mother and grandmother motivated me to work with children from an early age. From the age of 12 I looked after the children of neighbours, friends of my parents and also kids in my family. Children are very inspiring to me, they perceive the world clearly, they see what we no longer see and are not influenced by what we adults take as the normal world. I enjoy finding their hidden talents and developing all their skills. My hobbies are fine coffee, art, hiking, traveling and animals. In my free time I like going for walks in the forest, spending time with my friends and cooking good food.

Motto:
„Happiness can only be achieved in acceptance.“
(George Orwell)

 

Gabriela Cvetanova

Kangaroos

Gabriela Cvetanova

I studied at an art school where I was introduced to various art techniques that I can now apply in practice with children. Afterwards, I obtained a qualification as a Childcare Provider in a childcare group. I grew up in a bilingual family, where I had the opportunity to learn Czech and Bulgarian from an early age. Part of my family also lives in Ireland, where I had the opportunity to improve my English through working abroad. A significant part of my life is my family, with whom I enjoy spending my free time, as well as engaging in sports, exploring other cultures, or photography. I would describe myself as positive and friendly, always with a smile on my face.

Motto:
„Do good and good will come to you.“

Dominika Urbańczyk

Kangaroos

Dominika Urbańczyk

I graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in pedagogy in Poland. I specialise in preschool and early school education as well as teaching English language as a foreign language. After studies I had an opportunity to work as an educator and English teacher in the polish preschool in my home town. At work I aim at cooperation with children which is based on acceptance, mutual trust and friendship so that they can experience the world with courage. I’m a creative person who likes to create diverse and interesting teaching aids. Travelling is an important part of my life which gives me beautiful memories and experiences. In my free time I like listening to music, singing, doing sports and watching movies.

Motto:
„The meaning of the journey is not to reach the destination but to have the courage to go on it.“
(Jacek Piekara)

 

Anastasiia Myronets

Bunnies

Anastasiia Myronets

I am a qualified choir conductor. I started my career as an event manager at the children’s theatre "The Academy of Kindness".
Besides, I gained some work experience as a teacher of mental arithmetic and speed reading at International School of Mental Arithmetic "Indigo Mental". I have a daughter, so it is easy for me to find an approach to small kids. I am really interested in studying alternative methods of upbringing. My hobby is playing the piano, the bandura and dancing. I love going to the theaters, museums and different concerts. In my free time I like cooking. My inspiration is communication with nature.

Motto:
„Love arises from love, when I want to be loved, I am the first to love.“

Mgr. Barbora Horvatová

logopedie – externí pracovník

 

 

PONNY Consultancy Centre, Tůmova Brno

Poskočilová Kamila

Expert in Special Pedagogy

Poskočilová Kamila

Even as a child I wanted to be a teacher. A childhood dream gradually became true during my studies of preschool and extracurricular pedagogy at the secondary school of pedagogy. Subsequently, I expanded my education at university where I focused on special pedagogy of preschool age as a part of my bachelor's degree and later on the field of counselling in the follow-up master's degree. I gained experience by leading groups of children or working as a teaching assistant for a child with special educational needs. I regularly supplement my education at other courses and seminars. For example, I completed a Montessori diploma course for children aged 3-6 years, a Montessori diploma course for children aged 0-3 years or a certified course of the MISP program (activation exercises for children). I like spending my free time in nature.

Motto:
„What the hand does the mind remembers.“
(Maria Montessori)

Mgr. Karla Koutná Večeřová

psycho-motoric development of children of age 0-3 years

 

 

We cooperate with:

Bocianová, klinická logopedie
https://bocianova.cz/

Pedagogicko-psychologická poradna Kohoutova
https://www.pppbrno.cz/kohoutova.php