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The staff caring for the children in our pre-school are trained and qualified pedagogues as required by law. They receive ongoing training biannually and keep in touch with the latest developments in their field.

We have monthly development meetings with the staff. Through grants from the EU we are able to provide our personnel to travel abroad, e. g. Spain and Ireland and get inspired.

The staff ensures that all children in their care feel secure, develop and grow in at their own pace according to their individual abilities and stage of maturity.

It is important that the staff give an example of their adherence to the values and methods described above in accordance with the curriculum which emphasises: respect, solidarity, freedom and the equality of everyone


Rebecca TunströmRebecca Tunström Rebecca is a trained preschool teacher and works with us as principal and preschool teacher. She has previous experience of working at Reggio Emilia-inspired preschools and is currently training in Montessori education. She thinks it's great to work with children and be challenged to look at things with new eyes every day. The creativity of the preschool teacher profession brings so much joy! She loves the forest, literature, theater, singing and moving, which are some of the things she brings to work with the children. She lives in Åkersberga with husband and two children and is involved in outdoor leisure activities.

Janna NordströmJanna Nordström Janna is an atelierista which means she’s an artist with pedagogical education, with a certain interest for the material and environmental work at the preschool.Janna who sees children in such a nice way, is very creative and also very keen on making children’s everyday life meaningful and full of joy.

Pernilla NordgrenPernilla Nordgren graduated from the Teacher Program in 2011 and has worked at preschools since then. "I think children are the best there is. They can teach us adults so incredibly much and are so wise."


Matilda GhilardiMatilda Ghilardi is a Montessori educator for children between 0-12 years old. When Matilda is not in preschool, she takes the course "Specialist nurse Functional Variations/Language development" and a course in Sign Language. Her interests are language, theater and pedagogy. "Love my job! The children give so much! I am happy to be an educator and be able to participate in their personal development."

Jeanette EscobarJeanette Escobar has been working at Kids Garden since the autumn of 2016 and is very appreciated among the children. Jeannette has worked in various projects within the EU and also contributes with administrative tasks in businesses. She has finished her education as a nurse and would like to continue with various courses in Montessori, language and motor skills.

Ping GaoPing Gao is a newly graduated childcare worker. "I have a strong belief that all children want and can learn, only their interest is stimulated properly. I think the children's desire to learn arises when you meet the child where it is."


Irma RendonIrma Rendon We have the great privilege of counting among our co-workers Irma Rendon, a nutrition therapist who will help us to ensure that food in preschool becomes more healthy and nutritious. She starts on April 1st and will follow us daily. Those who want to know a little more about her can visit her website Effective Nutrition

Joanna EngstedtJoanna Engstedt is a relationship coach (CBT and ACT coach). She is available for coaching, lectures and workshops for both staff and parents. Among other things, she has a great fondness for children and adults' emotional environment. Her website is Commitment Coaching. Contact her if you get stuck in communication or need new insights.

Supplies manager and child carer

Jeanette Escobar has worked at Kids Garden since the autumn 2016 and is much appreciated by the children. Jeanette has also worked with different EU projects. She also has other administrative tasks.

Languages and learning go together helps in developing the child's identity. To encourage the language abilities of the children the teachers are at least, bilingual.

Further education & activity development

The teachers are responsible to follow the curriculum as described and to follow guidelines and principles. There are weekly teachers’ meetings where the staff can exchange experiences and evaluate their work. It is also an opportunity for continuously improving the quality of our work, the children’s comfort and the cooperation with parents.

Teachers are expected to convey hope, love and respect to the children where no one feels left out or injured and where the teachers, parents too feel welcome.