Your Little Cubs
Hello there! My name is Janka. I am the founder of Little Volcanoes and an enthusiastic teacher with more than twenty years of teaching experience. I am also a proud mother of a little inquisitive daughter who loves science as much as I do. I believe that every child can be taught almost anything when shown in the right way. I love being creative and discovering the imaginative inner self in every little soul I have ever taught.
Drama and Science have always been my favourite subjects, so I have decided to make an interesting blend and teach little children Science by using a bit of Drama (or Applied Theatre) and other creative and fun teaching methods. If you too believe that learning can be fun, welcome to my world!
I created my first-ever science club for pre-school children 14 years ago (in 2006) when nothing like that was available for that age at that time. It was a unique class, in a pre-prep school in Kensington where I worked as an EY teacher and SENCo. It was loved by the children and their parents. It was amazing to hear how many of my little scientists from that time have chosen science subjects as their favourite studying for their GCSEs.
Now, under the Little Volcanoes brand name, I deliver unique educational and fun hands-on science classes and birthday parties in North London for already 4 years.
Come and join our fun and educational classes, special events, and birthday parties, and let us help open the door to the wonderful world of science for your little scientist. Your child will be learning about the world around them while having a lot of fun.
M.Ed Hon (= Master of Education in the UK); PaedDr. (= Doctor of Pedagogy, in Europe)
PG Certificate in Professional Studies in Education London, UK
Trained Primary Teacher who has worked with 2-15 year old children in Europe and the UK
20+ years of teaching experience
EY and Primary Teacher
Special Needs Teacher and SENCO
Founder of Little Volcanoes
Little Volcanoes Science Clubs Leader
Birthday Party Entertainer
"A brilliant and enthusiastic teacher, Janka ignited in her little pupils a passion for the mysteries of the natural world. Almost 10 years later, Alexia remembers her first bicarbonate soda volcanoes with great fondness. Her early scientific quests have grown into academic interest, and physics and chemistry remain her favourite subjects. Janka has the ability to make science fun and exciting, and instil a life-long curiosity which I am sure will create a small legion of future scientists across the country." Read more...
"Janka has made science exciting at an age when little brains are still eager to explore the wonders of the world. She has shown her pupils that science is everywhere in everyday life, and has inspired them with her own curiosity. Her skills as a trained teacher enable her to explain complex phenomena in simple terms, while her genuine passion for science and her bubbly personality capture children’s imagination." Read more...
"The children in my son's class were always encouraged to speak and reason by themselves. They learned a great deal of skills through doing and trying. The topics were varied and very educational (geography of the world, cooking, roleplays ...)My son also followed Janka's optional Science Club which was very interesting. The children explored so many things, going from magnets, to volcanoes, circle of life, clouds/ rain/ snow, insects, and so on. Word of mouth did its magic and by January, the club was full and the waiting list was long…" Read more...