Up and coming this Autumn

By special request Roger Moore, James Bond and UNICEF ambassador, will joins at the club to read a special selection of children stories for all our Munchkins.
Of course Mommy’s are welcome.

Please watch this space for dates this coming autumn 2014.

A new amazing indoor amazement park for children will be installed at Munchkins this autumn!

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We will be closed from the 15th of August till the 2nd of September.


Welcome

Welcome to Monte Carlo Munchkins Club

We are delighted to introduce you to a bilingual kid’s club, Monte Carlo Munchkins Club, where you can find many exciting activities for children in Monaco from 1-8 years old.
Our philosophy is to create a truly engaging and enriching Learn-Through-PLAY environment.

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About us

We are delighted to introduce you to Monte Carlo Munchkins Club (MCM Club), a brand new children’s culture club for the most formative years in your child’s early life.

According to extensive research in early child development, human beings are never more open, sensitive or receptive to the cues coming from the environment from birth to age six. Therefore we propose activities such as:

  • music with Kindermusik,
  • dance (Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Zumba),
  • gym and yoga,
  • arts & crafts,
  • cooking lessons

to enable child’s development, independence and self confidence. For the older children we developed cultural activities such as:

  • painting workshops -learning about famous artists and their techniques,
  • fashion recycling,
  • photography,
  • judo & self defense,
  • kids Yoga, creative gym and pilates

And for those who love to party and have fun we organise themed Disco and birthday parties.

Inspired by the growing phenomenon of private children clubs in London and New York, we have created Monte Carlo Munchkins Club, a haven for both young children and parents, in the heart of Monte Carlo. A peaceful, enchanting, safe place, that fosters children’s self-confidence, independence and stimulates their imagination.

So, while your munchkins are socializing with other children, playing or participating in our pre planned activities, you are free to enjoy breakfast, lunch or tea with friends in our beautiful lounge, which serves tasty, freshly-sourced, organic food and juices.

No matter what, our extensive spectrum of developmentally appropriate fun activities, inspired by the very best of Monte Carlo’s rich heritage and culture, ranging from Arts & Crafts, Storytelling, Cooking, Pretend Play, Nature, Science, Yoga, and Music, Dance. Together with our outstanding materials, which include beautifully crafted toys, games and more, your munchkins are guaranteed to find something inspiring and exciting to do at any given time of the day.

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Club Facilities

Monte Carlo Munchkin’s Club Facilities

Our new, beautifully designed, state-of-the-art facilities, is a pace away from the mediterranean coast, features different play and work areas that are equipped with child-sized tables and chairs, cushions and play stations for working on the floor. Sets of low shelves make toys, tools and materials easily accessible to all age groups.

Our MCM Club facilities feature the following:

  • Welcome Area with reception and cloak room
  • Practical Life & Sensorial Activities Area
  • Lego, Kapla, Blocks, Puzzles & Games Area
  • Arts & Crafts Area
  • Cooking & Kitchen-Science Area
  • Music & Dance Area
  • Storytelling & Relax Area with beautiful books for all age groups
  • Monte Carlo Munchkins Café & Lounge Area  for parents and children
  • Monte Carlo Munchkins Boutique
  • Birthday Party Organisation

Monte Carlo Munchkins Nanny Service

We offer up to 3 hours of on-site MCM Club Nanny Service for parents who need to run errands or simply want some time for themselves. However, we need 24 hours’ notice to arrange this service even though we may occasionally be able to offer it on request depending on staff availability.

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How to join
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A Monte Carlo Munchkins Club membership 
is valid for immediate family including grandparents and caretakers. In addition, you will receive a number of free passes annually for your friends and their children to enjoy MCM Club with you.

We propose several types of memberships:

The Premier Munchkins Membership

Annual membership will grant unlimited club access during
 MCM Club opening hours. The membership fee includes free admission to all MCM Club’s classes as well as 8 guest passes 
for your friends annually (only 2 visits applicable for the same guest).

Annual fee 
1st  child  €4200 and 2nd child €2100. The annual fee is payable up front by cheque or bank transfer.

Big Munchkins Family

This is the ideal membership for families with 3 or more children.
Annual membership will grant unlimited club access during MCM Club opening hours. The membership fee includes free admission to all MCM Club’s classes as well as 8 guest passes for your friends annually (only 2 visits applicable for the same guest).

Annual fee €6960. The annual fee is payable up front by cheque or bank transfer.

Traveling Munchkins

Annual membership will grant 30 club visits during MCM Club opening hours.

Fee €2000 per annum

The annual fee is payable up front by cheque or bank transfer.

Monte Carlo Munchkins day Pass

We offer day passes to our members’ guests to purchase at MCM Club (only 2 visits applicable for the same guest).
Fee €45

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Classes Remember: never run with scissors!

MCM Club is bilingual and we offer activities to all members throughout the day. All the activities are based in English language but our international teachers and entertainers speaks French, Russian, Italian and German. Children can join in at any given time without prior notice or reservation. Fostering self-expression, self-reliance, and spontaneity to ensure that children’s creativity and imagination flourish, our team of highly qualified instructors will introduce your munchkins each day to a series of new themed, age-appropriate fun classes – usually lasting for 20 to 40 minutes – featuring Arts & Crafts, Storytelling, Cooking, Pretend Play & Drama, Yoga, Music & Dance and more. Please view our MCM Club program for a complete list of activities.

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ages 1 to 3
ages 3 to 6
ages 6 to 8
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During these first years, children experience huge thinking, learning, social, and emotional changes that will help them explore their new world, and make sense of it. The wonderful fact about young children is that we do not have to teach them to be curious. They are curious by nature and interested in the world. Our job is to channel and encourage that curiosity through age-appropriate activities. Our 1 to 3 year old’s program has been designed to help children build self-confidence and body awareness through exciting movement games and activities engaging balance and strength that will develop their muscle control, agility and coordination.
Their desire for independence and knowledge of their environment along with the development of their verbal, social and fine motor skills are expanded through practical life and sensory activities, explorative and manipulative activities such as block building, beading, puzzles, matching & shape-sorting games as well as imaginative art projects. Pretend play, music & singing, storytelling and reading further build children’s literacy base and provide our little ones with plenty of opportunities to express their emotions and to delve into the world around us.

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As children grow into early childhood, their world begins to open up with amazing speed. They are becoming more independent by the minute and will want to explore and know about the things around them more than ever. Our 3 to 6 year old’s program is tailored to accommodate these needs with exciting age-appropriate activities and materials as children develop confidence in learning. Our instructors encourage interactive literacy and thematic learning experiences that further strengthen social, intellectual and physical skills through Arts & Crafts, Nature & Science, Drama, Music & Dance, Art Therapy, Yoga, Cooking activities and more.

Have you done any painting lately? All these colours! What will you draw? This week activities

Middle childhood brings many changes in a child’s life. Physical, social, and mental skills develop quickly at this time. Events such as going to school bring children of this age into regular contact with the larger world and they start to form bonds and friendships. Our 6 to 8 year old’s program provides a broad spectrum of stimulating and challenging activities to further enhance children’s confidence, self-reliance, self-image, independence, interactive and social skills as well as their need for expression, creative freedom and exploration in all areas of life.

Who is your favourite artist? Do you know how colors are made? I just found my favourite drawing. What is yours? This week ectivities
Ages 1 to 3 Ages 3 to 6 Ages 6 to 8

Ages 1 to 3 Ages 3 to 6 Ages 6 to 8

Team

Donata Hanson


Donata is the founder of the Monte Carlo Munchkins Club. She studied at London’s famous Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and subsequently opened and ran a successful fashion label in the UK and in New York for 8 years. However, following her passion for art, she decided to move to New York City, where she studied at Christie’s and then worked at a New York based gallery specializing in Impressionist paintings. Even though Donata has always been deeply involved in the world of art and design, the idea to merge art and education through the creation of a ‘Learn-Through-Art & Play’ venture only occurred to her when her son Oscar was born. This ‘little epiphany’ combined with family circumstances brought Donata to Monte Carlo and enabled her to dream-up, develop and realize the MCM Club.

Séverine Sanguszko


Séverine is co-founder and co-manager of the Monte Carlo Munchkins Club. She received her law degree from the University of Paris V Malakoff and completed her Masters in French and Italian law from the University Paris X Nanterre. She received a Master of Public Finance and Taxation with a specialty in taxation from the University Paris II Assas. She first worked in a prestigious investment bank in Paris and Geneva, and then managed a family business from Monaco.
Given her experience and that she herself has a young daughter she decided along with Donata to invest in the Monte Carlo Munchkins Club.

Alexandra Kolb


After completing her studies in Educational Science and German Philology as well as additional courses in Sensory Integration and Alternative Pedagogy, Alexandra decided to dedicate herself to working with kids and teenagers. After more than ten years of work experiences in Austria accompanied by a career in athletics, she moved from her home country to the Côte d’Azur. Assisted by fantasy and creativity, Alexandra aims to nurture our Munchkins’ thirst for knowledge and exploration. She invites them to plan and create houses like architects, experiment like Einstein, travel like pirates and meet – along the line – many more of her famous friends. So, come and join Alexandra in baking ‘Apfelstrudel’, creating dishes from all over the world, learning the Hieroglyphs and trying to fly to the moon.

Anouk De Boeck


After completing her studies at Saint Luc, one of the most prestigious Belgian art schools, Anouk decided to move to the South of France to build a career in the media world. Even though Anouk continued her artistic practice, she became increasingly successful in her work for the media. However, when during this time her artwork started to sell and gain more recognition, Anouk decided to pursue the artistic career path full-time. She subsequently exhibited in various European art galleries, started to organize exhibitions in Monaco, Geneva, Paris and London as well as to represent a selection of well-known artists. Most recently – encouraged by her contacts in the art world – Anouk started to work with children. She discovered the benefits of art for children’s development and the extent to which art activities can inspire and encourage them to channel and use their creativity. In short, Anouk looks very much forward to revealing the secrets of the Great Masters to our Munchkins, share with them her passion for art and the joy of learning through creating.

Petra Bungert


Petra, who grew up in Germany, is an accomplished professional with more than 30 years of experience in the field of contemporary art, graphic design, and publishing as well as production design, project management, communications and mediation. After living in New York, where she ran her own gallery and participated in the re-launch of MoMA/PS1, Petra moved to Brussels, where she co-founded and directed CCNOA, an international non-profit art centre, until 2010. She recently relocated to Nice where she continued her curatorial practice, but also decided that it was about time to share her experience with the next generation. Inspired by Maria Montessori, Bruno Munari and Gottfried Honegger, Petra developed numerous creative art, design & culinary projects for kids and teens. Her truly contemporary concepts not only seek to stimulate our Munchkins’ imagination and nurture their inquisitive minds via meaningful, enriching multi-sensory activities, but more so wish to lay the foundation for a ‘creative way of seeing’ – the complete freedom to explore, to see for themselves, to educate their eyes, develop their senses, to ‘look awry’, and – in the process – create their very own views and imagery of the world they live in. After all: Seeing is a creative act. He who only looks doesn’t see. Seeing means reflecting, perceiving, and being aware. He who only looks doesn’t know. Seeing involves binding in all the senses … creating sense. (Gottfried Honegger, Aphorismen, 2006).

Ioanna Gioldasi-Zarpanely


Following the Royal Academy of Dance standards at the Sally Adam-Krousou School, Ioanna, who was born in Athens, begun to study Classical Ballet at age 3. After obtaining a diploma of highest achievements, she then started her training as a professional dance teacher at Niki Kontaxaki’s Higher Professional Dance School in Athens. Her studies included an extensive range of dance styles, among other Classical, Contemporary, Modern, Folklore, Repertoire & Improvisation Dance accompanied by Rythmique Dalcroze, Anatomy & Kinesiology, Theory & History, Pedagogy & Psychology as well as Choreography. During this time, she also performed with the Niki Kontaxaki Dance Company. After graduating with honours, Ioanna performed with the Greek National Ballet (1997-1999), followed by a tour of Europe with the contemporary dance company Choreftes (1997-1999). During that time, she also taught Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance to children ages 4 -16. In 2000, Ionna joined the Sofia Katsouli Dance School in Athens, where she taught Contemporary Dance and Classical Ballet to 1st year students and also prepared prospective students for their entry exams. In 2002, Ionna was offered the position of Principal Dancer on a cruise ship, followed a year later by the position as Production Manager & Choreographer for various cruise ships. This experience opened Ionna’s eyes for additional dance styles such as the Russian Kalinka, Rock ‘n Roll, Commercial Jazz, Jive and more. Since 2006, she has been the principal teacher for Classical Ballet at Danse Plus. Ionna is excited to introduce our Munchkins to her extensive and delightful repertoire of shakes, moves & grooves.

Fanny Faveau


Fanny is the youngest member of our MCM team. She recently finished her studies of Children Entertainment and subsequently completed an internship at the Crèche de Monte Carlo La Halte Garderie. Fanny is an enthusiastic, warm, patient, and responsible person. She can’t wait to take our Munchkins on an exciting journey into the land of wonder, play and joy.

Modesta Salemi-Vzesniauskaite


Modesta studied at the University LKKA (Faculty of Physical Activities and Public Health), where she obtained her Master’s degree in Sports Medicine and subsequently worked at the Panevezys Center for Public Health. Modesta represented her home country, Lithuania, as a professional cyclist for 17 years. She participated in the Olympic Games as well as in international championships like the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France and won the Lithuanian Road Cycling Championship in 2008. In 2010, Modesta wrote her Thesis which compared living conditions of children ages 8 to 12 in Switzerland and Lithuania and for which she had interviewed 300 children in both countries. She is the proud mother of a little boy. Modesta is an amicable, optimistic, and responsible person, and a marvellous addition to our MCM team.

Daniele Campo


Daniele was born in San Remo, Italy, into a family of Sicilian fishermen from the island of Favignana. His family instilled in him a passion for the sea and for South Italian cooking. Daniele studied at the Italian Hotel School and subsequently worked in various Italian and Monegasque restaurants and hotels. However, lover of the sea he is, he started to work as a Chef on a motor yacht. Crossing the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, he travelled as far as the Caribbean Island. This not only satisfied Daniele’s longing for new challenges, but more so his thirst for encountering other cultures as well as different ways of cooking and tastes. Upon his return to Monte Carlo, Daniele first worked as a ‘Chef de partie’ and than as a ‘Sous-Chef’ at the Metropole Palace. His attention to detail as well as the quality of his dishes soon earned him a reputation among the clientele of the restaurant. This led to a very challenging, but nevertheless enriching position as a private Chef. Daniele’s most difficult task during this time was to prepare food for the family’s children, who – like most children – were rather picky eaters, especially when it came to vegetables. Daniele didn’t think twice and overcame this obstacle through inventive dishes and their funny presentation. Meanwhile, Daniele became gradually more interested in new food tendencies, exploring a bio and gluten-free cuisine, and creating exciting dishes for children. So we are very excited that Daniele will join us as at our Organic Café/Lounge where he will spoil Munchkins and adults alike with delicious treats that are excellent for both body and mind.

Alina Botezatu Polimeni


Alina’s love for music was evident from an early age on. She sang in her school choir, was member of the school band and was awarded numerous prizes for her performances. Alina started teaching English to young children while she was still studying for her Bachelor of Foreign Languages and Literatures degree. She subsequently became a professional teacher and instructed for many years both in Romania and in Milan. In addition, Alina has extensive experience in coaching and development, recruitment and personality assessment and has worked as an inspirational speaker. However, her passion for music & languages – Alina speaks fluently English, French, Italian and Romanian – eventually led her to discover Kindermusik International, a research-based educational program founded on the principals of Kodaly, Suzuki, and Orff. Enjoyed by over 1 million families in more than 70 countries, Kindermusik is the world’s leading provider of music and movement programs for young children.After observing the positive effects of Kindermusik on her two small children, Alina finally decided to become a Kindermusik teacher. Naturally, Alina is an emphatic, dedicated & caring educator who aims to bond with children and their parents and is excited to share with our Munchkins her love for music & languages.

Tatiana Caron


Tatiana was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. Interested in human nature, Tatiana chose Psychology as her primary field of studies and then specialized in Social Psychology. She completed her Master’s degree with honours at the Peoples’ Friendship University in Moscow. After a one-year work experience as a school psychologist, Tatiana decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Behavioural Psychology. However, since she had been always interested in French culture and the French language, she joined the Human Resource department of L’Oreal, Moscow, where she worked for four years. In addition, Tatiana studied piano for many years and won numerous competitions. Tatiana recently moved to the French Riviera. After an enriching experience at SBM, she decided to join MCM and impart her expertise and energy to our team and to our Munchkins.

 


Events

Monte Carlo Munchkins Events

Highly talented guest entertainers from the world of theatre, circus, music and art will join us at our special MCM Club events to work their magic and to create truly memorable experiences for munchkins and parents alike. We will notify you with the MCM Club newsletter about all upcoming events and news.

Monte Carlo Munchkins Birthday Parties

Do you need an exciting idea for your child’s next birthday party? ‘Piece of cake’ – with one of our delightful, themed MCM Club B-Day Parties. Our all-inclusive B-Day Packages comprise beautiful custom-made invitations & decorations,thrilling age -appropriate activities, delicious homemade birthday cakes or cup cakes, healthy nibbles & tasty lunch snacks as well as a special treat for the birthday munchkin and a goody bag for each of the guests. All you need to do is choose a theme that suits your child’s personality, breathe-in, breathe-out, and our dedicated party designer will take care of the rest!

Monte Carlo Munchkins Café

Monte Carlo Munchkins Organic Café, offering only the highest quality freshly produced organic juices, shakes and guilt-free pastry options free of gluten, sugar and lactose. And of course healthy children’s snacks.

Monte Carlo Munchkins Boutique

Monte Carlo Munchkins Boutique offers unique and practical products for children. Here you can find beautifully crafted gifts, clothing and accessories.


Get in touch

Please contact us to discuss membership on
+ 377 97 77 50 51
Or Email us info@mcmunchkinsclub.com

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Our address
Monte Carlo Munchkins Club
Ni Box 1st Floor
35, Bd Louis II
Rond Point du Portier
98000 Monaco

Opening hours Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-6.30pm
Sunday from 10am-5pm
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