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Daycare Head


Was born in Bolivia but has been living in Switzerland since the age of 8 months. She did her education as a daycare teacher in Zurich. After completion, Paola worked as group leader and daycare head in Daycare Flügerberg in Zumikon. After 14 years of experience it was Paola’s wish to work independently. In 2012, she found Daycare Ferdinand. Paola had been part of the care team since the opening Daycare Ferdinand and is now responsible for successful integrations of new children at Ferdinand.Paola enjoys the many sides and variety of her daily work. In her free time, Paola enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and meditating.

Head of group


Samantha was born in Zimbabwe (Harare) and moved to Switzerland at the age of 12. After doing an internship in a day nursery in Uster, she decided to train as a nursery teacher. After completing her apprenticeship in Zurich, she gained further experience as a group leader. Samantha loves spending her free time travelling, family and friends or pursuing her new hobby, playing guitar.

Temporary help


Julia was born in Switzerland but grew up in a Swiss and Brazilian household.
She has completed an apprenticeship as a florist and then successfully finished the vocational school of design. Currently she is doing a pre-study internship for her future studies in social work at the zhaw. Julia likes to spend her free time with traveling, photography as well as friends and family.

Temporary help


Born in Serbia, has lived in Switzerland since 2012. Vesna has completed the training as a saleswoman; she worked in her homeland for several years. She is married and has two adult children. Vesna loves to cook and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also likes to travel. Vesna's wish was to see Venice one day; she did it and it was a beautiful and unforgettable time for her.



Laura was born in Switzerland but grew up in an Italian household. She completed an apprenticeship as a childcare specialist in a Montessori nursery. There she had the opportunity to change age groups every year of her apprenticeship (nursery, kindergarten, school). She then gained a year of work experience before completing the BMS in the social sector. She will soon be starting her studies in social work at the fhnw in Olten. Until then, she is looking forward to her time at the Ferdinand nursery. She enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, reading or playing the piano.



Michelle was born and raised in the city of Zurich. After completing her degree in Political and Environmental Sciences at the University of Zurich, she traveled and worked in various fields. She is now completing an internship at the Ferdinand Kinderkrippe in order to study social work at the ZHAW in the following winter. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and hiking in the mountains.