BUILDING A TEAM: OUR TEAM GROWS.

Here, we introduce you to the team of Villa Luna Cologne Raderthal. A warm-hearted management, caring, competent pedagogical specialists and supplementary staff as well as English-speaking employees, a bright natural scientist and a great cook welcome you to our home.

Christina Schmitz
Kindergarten Manager

I am looking forward to making children’s hearts beat faster in an active cooperation with you as a family and to accompany your children on their way individually, curiously and in the best possible way through their lives. I moved to Cologne when I was studying to be a teacher, worked there as a student for a few broadcasters and finally for a large international production company, and can look back on a total of 17 years in the media. Finally, I completed additional external training as a state-certified educator and worked for several years as a group and practical instructor, but also as a child protection specialist and parent companion in the daycare sector. I have dedicated myself to the area of multiculturalism and preschool education. My life motto: The most important piece of luggage is and remains a happy heart! Always believe in your dreams and never stop asking. Take everything with a pinch of humor and above all be grateful, mindful and appreciative !

Ivonne Breuer
Kindergarten Manager
Jannik Wankum
Pedagogical staff

After my training as an industrial manager, I decided to take a completely new path and train to become an educator. I have been working as an educator for over 6 years now, I have been part of the Villa Luna team since June 2021 and I am looking forward to moving to the facility in Cologne Raderthal from August. Working with children gives me an incredible amount of joy, as every day brings new adventures and challenges.

Antonia Bauersch
Pedagogical staff

In 2020, I completed my studies as a state-certified childhood educator at the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences. Since February, I have now had the opportunity to work in various Villa Luna daycare centers in Düsseldorf and have been able to get to know the Villa Luna concept. The diverse bilingual concept offers the children a good foundation for their later life. Therefore, I am happy to become a part of the new Villa Luna team.

Bojan Breščanski
English-speaking staff

I was born in Slovenia. As a volunteer I have been working with children since 1991 (Scouts, UNICEF, different institutions for children with disabilities). I worked and travelled all around the world and later decided to study Early Childhood Education at university. After working 5 years in Slovenia as an educator in kindergarten, I moved to Germany in 2012 to work as an English educator in a bilingual kindergarten in Cologne. In the beginning of 2015 I came to Villa Luna and fell in love with the team and the concept. For me, working with children is great fun and challenge at the same time. To be part of their fast development and growth, to be part of their successes and support them when they fail is a big privilege and honour. Every day they amaze me and surprise me when I notice how curious, brave and eager they are to explore the world.

Bonny Sitah
Pedagogical staff

In 2017, I graduated from Fliedner University of Applied Sciences with a degree in Childhood Education. After graduation, I took a chance and worked as a Professional Au Pair in Boston, MA for 2 years. I am very grateful for this experience. And now I am happy to practice my profession at Villa Luna and to accompany the children on their life journey, among other things. My motto: “When the wind blows stronger, some build walls, others build sailing ships.”

Uwe Weber
Cook
Vera Sternkicker
Graduate chemist, partner for natural science

I am a graduate chemist (studied at RWTH-Aachen), married and have two daughters. Villa Luna children have been discovering inanimate nature in my courses for more than eight years. I am very much looking forward to being able to introduce children to everyday phenomena in simple experiments in Cologne Raderthal as well!

M.E.
English-speaking staff

I am originally from Taiwan, had lived and studied in the States and the UK (Social Work in BA degree) before moving to Germany in 2001. I took up a post as an English native speaker in a bilingual kindergarten in 2012 after being teaching adults English for many years. In 2015 I changed to Villa Luna Cologne Neustadt-Süd, since then have been working, dancing around and being silly with young kids (U3 and Ü3) and enjoying every minute of it. I truly believe “childhood is not a preparation time, it has a value of its own“. Looking forward to joining the Villa Luna Cologne Raderthal and working with your children soon.

Shirin Moloudi
Pedagogical staff

I come from Iran and live in Germany since 20001. I studied education in my home country and worked as a teacher with 7 to 13 year old children.
Working with children gives me great pleasure, so I decided to train as a child care worker. I am very happy to be able to work at Villa Luna and look forward to supporting the children in their development.

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