Bystrá škôlka

Through experience we learn, with respect we grow.

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Mission Statement

Bystrá škôlka believes that children are much wiser, more capable and courageous beings than we can
imagine.

Our objective is to guide and nurture children as they develop and explore the world, fostering their growth
with respect and a natural approach within a stimulating and secure environment. This environment aligns
with the principles of Montessori education, incorporates English language instruction, and adheres to the
pre-primary education curriculum set by the state.

By the end of their time at Bystrá škôlka, each child transforms into a content, self-assured, and
knowledgeable preschooler.

They said about us

Mirka

Since she was 1.5 years old, my daughter has been attending this nursery, and I couldn't
recommend it more. The staff is both qualified and nurturing, always dedicated to meeting the needs of the
young children and their parents. I leave her there with the assurance that her care is on par with what she
receives at home. What's most heartening is that she looks forward to going there every morning :)

Jana

This nursery has proven to be an excellent choice for our daughter, Laura. It offers beautiful
spaces and a plethora of activities, indoors and outdoors, come rain or shine. The meals are diverse, and the
teachers are truly professional, providing us with comprehensive daily reports on our child's activities. The
director is exceptionally accommodating, always ready to lend a helping hand with any issues we may face.
We sincerely wish that every child has the chance to experience such an exceptional childcare facility. We
unequivocally rate it a perfect ten and enthusiastically recommend it!

Miriam

Both of our children have thrived in the nursery school, and we are very satisfied. We
wholeheartedly endorse the nursery to everyone. It offers a delightful family atmosphere and impeccably
clean facilities. The teachers are experienced, exceptionally pleasant, and always ready to provide assistance
and guidance. We especially commend their individualized approach. Furthermore, we greatly value their
commitment to outdoor activities in all weather conditions and the provision of high-quality, nutritious
meals.

Martina

Our daughter has been attending Bystra Kindergarten for three years, and our son has been
attending for over a year. We are extremely satisfied with the school, and our children are too. The school
provides regular outdoor activities that support children’s sensory development. The teachers are intelligent,
creative, and friendly, and the children learn English naturally.

Ondrej

We appreciate the school’s value, quality, responsiveness, professionalism, and reliability.
The school is in a different league altogether. The premises are new and clean, with large classrooms and a
playground where children can plant flower beds. There are many activities outside of the kindergarten,
including trips and excursions. We appreciate the school’s effort to teach children differently, and we can see
the professionalism of teachers in their English instruction. We highly recommend this school.

Denisa

We are completely satisfied. Our two children have greatly benefited from the outdoor
activities, which go beyond the schoolyard. We appreciate the nutritious meals provided to the children.
Although the fees are higher, we understand that this is a common trend nowadays.

Martin

Dear Bright Kindergarten, We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone
involved in our son Vilko’s education. It has been a joy to witness his growth and development, which is
undoubtedly a result of your dedication. We extend our thanks to the management and all the teachers at
the kindergarten for their unwavering support throughout his educational journey. We will miss you all, and
we know that Vilko will miss his teachers and friends as well. We wish you many happy children and parents
and we believe that you will undoubtedly maintain a high quality level and a unique approach. All the best,
have a beautiful summer and we will never forget you. Parents Petra and Martin and Vilko

Olena

I extend heartfelt gratitude to the teachers, staff, and management of BŠ Skypark
kindergarten for the wonderful moments my child now cherishes. Over the course of a year and a half, my
child not only acquired the ability to speak Slovak and English (as we are foreigners), but also had the
privilege of being guided by exceptional teachers. Furthermore, my child forged new friendships in this warm
and welcoming atmosphere, complemented by the unique approach of the teachers. I have consistently been
pleased with the nutritious and diverse meals, rich in vegetables and fruits. The kindergarten's well-lit and
attractive premises, expansive playground, and engaging activities provided an environment where children
could relish their time with friends while gaining valuable knowledge. I am immensely grateful for the care,
high-quality instruction, thorough preschool preparation, positive relationships, and the delightful experience
my daughter had in the company of both her peers and teachers. The daughter said that she will miss Bystrá
kindergarten. Best regards, Olena

Mrs Nikola
Mrs Nikola

Great experience with both our kids, instant adaptation, individual approach to each child, teachers are very friendly and lead the children towards individuality and creativity. I also liked the process of preparation for transition from nursery to kindergarten. Children are used to similar approach and do not experience fear of new environment.

Mrs Daniela
Mrs Daniela

Bystra skolka – nursery has been in our shortlist for children up to 3 years of age for a while. I appreciate a very motivated staff, especially teachers, children have the possibility to learn something new every day, they have time for being creative, and strenghten their vocabulary and personalities. Our daughter adapted rather quickly, nursery helped her to start talking and she started saying long sentences within months. The teachers helped with potty training during the day and losing the nappies during midday nap. This nursery also picked a great healthy supplier for food. I also appreciate the morning filter to find out if any of the children are sick and should not be in the group for that particular day.

Mrs Martina

My daughter has been attending Bystra skolka for a third year and my son has also been attending it for more than a year. Both, us and our children are very satisfied. Children go to play outside regularly and they are always looking forward for a day in the kidergarten. Teaches are very good in their work and they are creative and very frinedly. Children learn English in a natural way.

Mirka

Since she was 1.5 years old, my daughter has been attending this nursery, and I couldn't
recommend it more. The staff is both qualified and nurturing, always dedicated to meeting the needs of the
young children and their parents. I leave her there with the assurance that her care is on par with what she
receives at home. What's most heartening is that she looks forward to going there every morning :)

Jana

This nursery has proven to be an excellent choice for our daughter, Laura. It offers beautiful
spaces and a plethora of activities, indoors and outdoors, come rain or shine. The meals are diverse, and the
teachers are truly professional, providing us with comprehensive daily reports on our child's activities. The
director is exceptionally accommodating, always ready to lend a helping hand with any issues we may face.
We sincerely wish that every child has the chance to experience such an exceptional childcare facility. We
unequivocally rate it a perfect ten and enthusiastically recommend it!

Miriam

Both of our children have thrived in the nursery school, and we are very satisfied. We
wholeheartedly endorse the nursery to everyone. It offers a delightful family atmosphere and impeccably
clean facilities. The teachers are experienced, exceptionally pleasant, and always ready to provide assistance
and guidance. We especially commend their individualized approach. Furthermore, we greatly value their
commitment to outdoor activities in all weather conditions and the provision of high-quality, nutritious
meals.

Martina

Our daughter has been attending Bystra Kindergarten for three years, and our son has been
attending for over a year. We are extremely satisfied with the school, and our children are too. The school
provides regular outdoor activities that support children’s sensory development. The teachers are intelligent,
creative, and friendly, and the children learn English naturally.

Ondrej

We appreciate the school’s value, quality, responsiveness, professionalism, and reliability.
The school is in a different league altogether. The premises are new and clean, with large classrooms and a
playground where children can plant flower beds. There are many activities outside of the kindergarten,
including trips and excursions. We appreciate the school’s effort to teach children differently, and we can see
the professionalism of teachers in their English instruction. We highly recommend this school.

Denisa

We are completely satisfied. Our two children have greatly benefited from the outdoor
activities, which go beyond the schoolyard. We appreciate the nutritious meals provided to the children.
Although the fees are higher, we understand that this is a common trend nowadays.

Martin

Dear Bright Kindergarten, We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone
involved in our son Vilko’s education. It has been a joy to witness his growth and development, which is
undoubtedly a result of your dedication. We extend our thanks to the management and all the teachers at
the kindergarten for their unwavering support throughout his educational journey. We will miss you all, and
we know that Vilko will miss his teachers and friends as well. We wish you many happy children and parents
and we believe that you will undoubtedly maintain a high quality level and a unique approach. All the best,
have a beautiful summer and we will never forget you. Parents Petra and Martin and Vilko

Olena

I extend heartfelt gratitude to the teachers, staff, and management of BŠ Skypark
kindergarten for the wonderful moments my child now cherishes. Over the course of a year and a half, my
child not only acquired the ability to speak Slovak and English (as we are foreigners), but also had the
privilege of being guided by exceptional teachers. Furthermore, my child forged new friendships in this warm
and welcoming atmosphere, complemented by the unique approach of the teachers. I have consistently been
pleased with the nutritious and diverse meals, rich in vegetables and fruits. The kindergarten's well-lit and
attractive premises, expansive playground, and engaging activities provided an environment where children
could relish their time with friends while gaining valuable knowledge. I am immensely grateful for the care,
high-quality instruction, thorough preschool preparation, positive relationships, and the delightful experience
my daughter had in the company of both her peers and teachers. The daughter said that she will miss Bystrá
kindergarten. Best regards, Olena

Mrs Nikola

Mrs Nikola

Great experience with both our kids, instant adaptation, individual approach to each child, teachers are very friendly and lead the children towards individuality and creativity. I also liked the process of preparation for transition from nursery to kindergarten. Children are used to similar approach and do not experience fear of new environment.

Mrs Daniela

Mrs Daniela

Bystra skolka – nursery has been in our shortlist for children up to 3 years of age for a while. I appreciate a very motivated staff, especially teachers, children have the possibility to learn something new every day, they have time for being creative, and strenghten their vocabulary and personalities. Our daughter adapted rather quickly, nursery helped her to start talking and she started saying long sentences within months. The teachers helped with potty training during the day and losing the nappies during midday nap. This nursery also picked a great healthy supplier for food. I also appreciate the morning filter to find out if any of the children are sick and should not be in the group for that particular day.

Mrs Martina

My daughter has been attending Bystra skolka for a third year and my son has also been attending it for more than a year. Both, us and our children are very satisfied. Children go to play outside regularly and they are always looking forward for a day in the kidergarten. Teaches are very good in their work and they are creative and very frinedly. Children learn English in a natural way.

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Our team

  • Gabriela Mattošová

    Gabriela Mattošová

    Founder

    Gabriela Mattošová

    Gabriela Mattošová

    Founder

    Drawing from my personal experience, I've come to appreciate the significance of a respectful approach
    and an enriching environment in the education of children. Sadly, these aspects are sometimes undervalued
    by society. Consequently, we make it our mission to provide daily guidance to each child on their journey
    toward discovering inner equilibrium, self-assuredness, and a genuine enthusiasm for learning. Our
    ultimate goal is to empower every child to lead a fulfilling, joyful, and intellectually stimulating life. This, in
    essence, defines Bystrá škôlka.

    Education:
    The Open University, London, UK
    Master of Business Administration – Business and Management
    Professional Diploma in Business and Management
    Professional Certificate in Management
    Norfolk Senior High School, NE, USA
    Bilingual grammar school, EGT Tisovec, Slovakia

    Courses:
    Association Montessori International (AMI) – Assistants Certificate Course
    Infancy 0-3 years
    Primary 3-6 years
    R+R course: Leading with respect and respecting others (Koprivovci)

  • Petra Szántai

    Petra Szántai

    Headmistress of kindergartens

    Petra Szántai

    Petra Szántai

    Headmistress of kindergartens

    Education:

    Faculty of Pedagogy - Master studies: Pre-primary education, Comenius University, Bratislava
    Faculty of Pedagogy - Bachelor studies: Pre-school and elementary pedagogy, Catholic University,
    Ružomberok
    Further education:
    First and second attestation for kindergartens
    Functional education: Management and organization of schools and functional education
    English language: QTS qualified teacher status, Certificate: Qualified British teacher

    Courses:
    Montessori courses, Maria Montessori Institute London
    AMI 0-3 and 3-6 assistant courses, Montessori Institute Prague
    Montessori seminars 0-12, Center Alfamilia
    National course of Montessori pedagogy 3-6, Montessori Association of Slovakia
    R + R course, Leading with respect and respecting other
     

  • Zuzana Stašková

    Zuzana Stašková

    Head of Sky Park and Slnečnice branches

    Zuzana Stašková

    Zuzana Stašková

    Head of Sky Park and Slnečnice branches

    "Children may forget what you told them, or what you did, but they will never forget how you made them
    feel. “
    I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to work with children, and to see their happy faces
    whenever they learn something new or make a progress. I am grateful for this job because no one can give
    you so much love and such honest feedback as children can.

    Education:
    Pedagogy, Comenius University, Bratislava

    Courses:
    National course of Montessori pedagogy for preschoolers (Montessori Association of Slovakia)
    Course of Montessori pedagogy 0-6 (Holistic education center)
    Guiding children through their preschool education Cassiopeia (Slovak scouting)

  • Vladimíra Byrtusová

    Vladimíra Byrtusová

    Head of nursery

    Vladimíra Byrtusová

    Vladimíra Byrtusová

    Head of nursery

    A teacher's foremost responsibility is to assist children in their journey of progress, fostering their growth
    and facilitating their exploration of the world that surrounds them. In doing so, we become their mentors
    during this critical time in life. By employing a respectful approach within a secure and stimulating
    environment, we have the privilege of positively molding a child's character, elevating their self-esteem, and
    fueling their motivation to acquire new knowledge from a very young age. These fundamental elements are
    what makes this profession truly fulfilling for me.

    Education:
    University: Master's degree in Special Pedagogy
    Secondary school: Pedagogical and Social Academy

    Courses:
    AMI certified course for assistants for children aged 0 - 3 years
    To respect and be respected
    Accredited course of basal stimulation
    Montessori course Senec

  • Martina Dobrotová

    Martina Dobrotová

    Head of Malé Krasňany branch

    Martina Dobrotová

    Martina Dobrotová

    Head of Malé Krasňany branch

    Opting to work with children was a conscious decision born out of my genuine delight in accompanying them
    as they embark on their daily quest for knowledge. I relish involving them as much as possible in a range of
    activities. I take great joy in observing their innate and spontaneous approach to learning, embracing their
    questions, and nurturing their interests. The sheer pleasure of rediscovering the world through their eyes and
    embracing the 'here and now' is a constant source of fulfillment for me. Additionally, I am grateful for the
    ongoing opportunity to acquire fresh insights within this field, an area of enduring interest that was further
    ignited by my own children.

    Education:
    University of Economics in BA (International Business, academic title: Ing.), 2009
    Teacher Training for Kindergarten and Education (Private Secondary Pedagogical School in Bratislava,
    postgraduate studies), 2019

    Courses and training:
    To Respect and be respected (Respect as a fundamental part of life, 2022)
    Montessori course Senec (Mathematics, Sense exercises, Language, Cosmic education, 2022)
    Accredited course: Montessori pedagogy for kindergarten (Montessori Moravia, Brno), 2020
    Children and Music, Movement and Play (Pro Solutions, 2019)
    Graphomotorics from kindergarten to school (Soňa Pekarovičová, CentrumDys, 2018)

  • Adriana Szabová

    Adriana Szabová

    Deputy headmistress

    Adriana Szabová

    Adriana Szabová

    Deputy headmistress

    The preschool years represent a pivotal stage brimming with possibilities. Consequently, it is crucial to
    establish a secure, respectful, and enriching environment for children, allowing them to blossom, uncover
    their individuality, and, most importantly, discover happiness. Offering them opportunities to explore,
    reflect, and consequently taste the sweetness of personal accomplishments is paramount. Being a teacher
    entails not only imparting knowledge to children but, above all, furnishing them with support, assistance,
    and love throughout their journey. Becoming an integral part of their lives, aiding in the formation of their
    character, and sharing in the delight of witnessing their independence are the driving forces that make this
    profession deeply rewarding, motivating my decision to become an educator.

    Education:
    Matej Bel University, Bachelor's degree, Pre-primary and Elementary Pedagogy
    Matej Bel University, Master's degree, Pre-primary Teacher Education
    Åbo Akademi University, Finland, Teacher training

    Courses:
    Hejne’s method for Pre-primary education
    Montessori Senec
    Jolly Phonics, Module1 and 2

     

     

     

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