Our Mission

 

COSMOS KIDS is an English language Nursery and Kindergarten aiming to introduce children to multilingual environment. We – both teachers and parents, help the children to become self-confident, successful and most of all life-long learning individuals. The world to the COSMOS KIDS children is an invitation to learning and discovery. The children in COSMOS KIDS are from different nationalities and they grow up open and tolerant to race and religious background.

 

We Are Providing an Environment for Our Children to Grow & Excel

Mathematics with Cambridge curriculum – numeration, geometry, data and chance, measurement and reference, algebra, patterns, and frames and functions. From Newton and earlier to the present day, Cambridge Mathematicians have led the world.

Science with Cambridge curriculum – The kindergarten science curriculum is taught through a hands-on program that encourages investigation, purposeful thinking and problem solving. The three major content areas are: life science, earth and space science and physical science.

Jolly Learning – Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar – a synthetic phonics method of teaching the letter sounds in a way that is fun and multi-sensory, enabling children to become fluent readers.

LifeCubby – Childcare Management Systems (+ App): Parent Communication; Check-in & Check-out; Photos & Videos; Meal Tracking; Daily Sheets; Lesson Plans; Weekly Reports & Assessments.

We grow with our kids

 

Cosmos Kids is established in 2009.

Cosmos Kids is a part of Piccolingo Campaign for early foreign language learning since 2011.

Cosmos Kids started using Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar in 2015 – a synthetic multi-sensory phonics method of teaching the letter sounds in a way that is fun and enables children to become fluent readers.

Cosmos Kids became a member of NDNA National Day Nurseries Association UK in 2016.

Cosmos Kids follows the requirements of the National Curriculum of UK since 2016.

Cosmos Kids applies the Common Core State Standard in observation, education and assessments since 2016.

Cosmos Kids uses Mathematics and Science with Cambridge curriculum since 2018.

Our Team

Tatiana Zaharieva

Tatiana Zaharieva

Manager

Education:
Additional qualifications: 
Additional interests: 

Mother tongue: Bulgarian
Foreign languages: German, Russian, English

Experience in work with kids: 

Irena Lazarova

Irena Lazarova

Nurse

Additional classes: German, Bulgarian
Education: German language school; Medical college – Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mother tongue: Bulgarian
Foreign languages: German, English, Russian 
Experience in work with kids: 20 years

Working in Cosmos Educational Centre and Cosmos Kids:  15 years

Marieta Vincent

Marieta Vincent

Office & Project Manager

Education: Bachelor`s Degree in Economics
Additional qualifications: Graphic designer
Additional interests: Yoga, Aromatherapy, Gardening, Healthy lifestyle
Mother tongue: Bulgarian
Foreign languages: English; basic Spanish, German, Russian 
Experience in work with kids: 10 years
Working in Cosmos Educational Centre and Cosmos Kids: 15 years

 

Alexander Hranov

Alexander Hranov

Nursery Teacher

Main job: Nursery teacher – 2 years old group
Additional classes: Grappling classes
Education: BA from the University of Toronto – Major: Art and Art History; Minor: English Literature
Additional qualifications: Fine Arts degree from Sheridan College Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Additional interests: judo, sambo, BJJ; Pre-history/ Archeology of Old Europe; Eastern philosophies
Mother tongue: Bulgarian

Foreign languages: English; basic French 

Experience in work with kids: 3 years in language high school with children from 13 to 18 years old;

Working in Cosmos Kids:  10 years

Irenia Vasquez

Irenia Vasquez

Teacher

Main Job: Nursery teacher
Additional classes: Music classes, Spanish classes, Latin dances
Education: National Music School Havana, Cuba – piano and bassoon
Mother tongue: Spanish

Foreign languages: English; basic Portuguese 
Experience in work with kids: 8 years

Working in Cosmos Kids:  10 years

 

Snejana Serafimova

Snejana Serafimova

Teacher

Main job: Kindergarten teacher – 3 years old group
Additional classes: English classes. Being a member of of Cosmos Kids team, Snejana has used methods to make the classroom effective yet fun, in order to ensure the success of kids to years to come.
Teaches the students basic academic skills, including letter recognition, phonics and phonemic awareness. In addition to these tasks Snejana helps students to learn to read and write.
Education: Master Degree in French and English Language and Literature from Sofia University.
Additional qualifications: Executive MBA, Delaware University
Additional interests: English gardens
Mother tongue: Bulgarian
Foreign languages: English and French
Experience in work with kids: 5 years
Working in Cosmos Kids:  5 years

Kalina Borisova

Kalina Borisova

Teacher

Main job: Kindergarten teacher – 4 years old group

Additional classes: Ski
Education: Bulgarian philology in Sofia University
Additional interests: skiing, windsurfing, reading
Mother tongue: Bulgarian;

Foreign languages: English 
Experience in work with kids: 12 years

Working in Cosmos Educational Centre and Cosmos Kids:  18 years

 

Lilia Prelezova

Lilia Prelezova

Teacher

Main job: Kindergarten teacher – 4 years old group
Additional classes: Art, Ski
Education: Fine Arts, Master Francophonie
Mother tongue: Bulgarian

Additional interests: skiing
Foreign languages: English, Spanish
Experience in work with kids: 7 years
Working in Cosmos Kids: 

Ana Savova

Ana Savova

Teacher assistant

Education: Preschool pedagogy with a foreign language /student/

Additional classes: Ski
Additional interests: Ecology, volleyball, skiing, swimming, cycling
Mother tongue: Bulgarian
Foreign languages: English; basic German, Japаnese
Experience in work with kids: 1 year

Working in Cosmos Kids:  1 year

Kalina Konstantinova

Kalina Konstantinova

Teacher Assistant

Mariana Dimitrova

Kitchen Lady

Nedelko Borisov

Bus Driver

Working in Cosmos Kids:  3 years

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Testimonials

 

What Parents are Saying

There is no better place for kids in Sofia!  My daughter Mia and my son Nikola spent 4 years each in Cosmos kids (between 2011 – 2018).  The staff in the kindergarten is wonderful – giving freedom to explore and passion for knowledge at the same time.  The program is so versatile, that every kid can find his or her favorite activity, and at the same time learn amazing amount of new things every day.  The fact that there are daily outdoor activities, summer and winter camps, weekly trips to the mountain, provides a healthy environment for healthy and happy children.

In the multilingual environment in Cosmos Kids, kids learn that there is no difference between nationalities and languages.  They feel comfortable speaking both in English and in Bulgarian (or German, or Spanish) no matter which part of the world they are.

During the years in Cosmos Kids, our children created some of their best friendships that continue even when they are no longer in the kindergarten. We, the parents, also became friends and continue to spend vacations together. We feel like a family 🙂

Cosmos kids has been the best experience for Mia and Nikola, and we strongly recommend it to every child and parent looking for a special place where kids can grow happy, learn while playing, and establish life-long friendships!

We wish Cosmos kids’ team all the best so that they can bring such wonderful experience to more and more kids and their families!

Bistra Kirova

Director, Muzeiko

“At Cosmos Kids Dara and Hannah grew up as free and positive thinking children and made a lots of friends. This is the place where they take care of children like their own, learn hard and play a lot.

Thank you for all these wonderful years spent together!”

Adriana Panayotova, Founder, CoderDojo Bulgaria

Teodor Panayotov, CEO, Coursedot

“Alena’s time at Cosmos Kids was the best experience a child could have in kindergarden. At Cosmos our child learned to love and respect nature, play sports, make friends and be part of a family of inspired children and people. It is with bitter sweetness to see this chapter reach its natural end but we know she has made many friends who will continue to be part of her life, and she has received the most valuable lessons both in life and in preparation for school.

We highly recommend Cosmos Kids if you want your child to learn to focus and pay attention, but also to have freedom and individuality, learn English and Bulgarian, prepare for school, but also get to play and enjoy nature. 

Thanks Tatiana Zaharieva, Vili Simeonova, Marieta Vincent for being great children’s mentors, and Bistra Kirova for the recommendation.”

Vessela Valtcheva-McGee, LEED AP, BREEAM Assessor, EDGE Auditor Managing Partner International Projects, Triple Green Building Group - Bulgaria

Richard McGee, Owner, Anonymous Tattoo

years experience in education

years english nursery and kindergarten

Get In Touch

Location: 48, Georgi Georgiev-Gets str., Dragalevtsi, Sofia, Bulgaria

Telephone: +359 884 788 274

Email: cosmoskids@gmail.com

School Hours: M-F: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm