I am a graduate in Social Counselling Pedagogy (MA studies) from the Pedagogical University in Kraków and in Preschool and Early School Pedagogy (post-graduate studies) from the Bogdan Jański Academy in Kraków. I have also completed a practical course in Montessori education organised by the Ziarnko Maku Foundation, which promotes the Montessori Method. I have a CAE level certificate in English and a First Aid training certificate. My earliest experience of working with children dates back to my teenage years when I worked as a cub scouts instructor. My professional experience includes school internships and working as a children community centre teacher, a nanny and a preschool teacher. I have a five year old daughter Zuzia. My work with children is guided by Maria Montessori’s words: Help me do it myself, as I believe that self-reliance and independence provide the basis for building a sense of self and provide a resource for a child’s future success.