We are delighted to introduce you to Monte Carlo Munchkins Club (MCM Club) a children’s culture club, for the most formative years in your child’s early life.
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 & Drama, to Nature & Science, Yoga, Sport activities Music and Dance. Our team of professionals with 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.
MCM Club is a peaceful, enchanting, safe place, that fosters children’s self- confidence, independence and stimulates their imagination.
Our philosophy is to create a truly engaging and enriching Learn-Through-Play environment.
Birthdays are a wonderful opportunity to spend a good time with friends and take part in fun activities, which we can professionally organize. Creative animators will think out a genuine fairytale, our designers will decorate the room, plus we can organize catering! And finally the centerpiece of every birthday, the cake! We can organize delicious and healthy customized cakes. Decorations, invitations and games, everything will be tailored to your child’s age, and each of your guests won’t leave empty-handed. You just need to choose the theme and discuss the details with the organizer.
We are looking forward to seeing all grown-ups and kids in our Munchkins Club.
Originally from Siberia, Svetlana studied Economics and Finance at Russian University of Transport and always dreamt of having her own children’s club one day. When she moved to Monaco in 2015, her dreams came true when she acquired Monte Carlo Munchkins Club in February 2016.
Munchkins is the only private children’s club in Monaco and it offers the very best care for young children. As owner and manager, Svetlana leads a team of dedicated and passionate teachers who are driven to provide each child with the very best experiences as they take their early steps into the world.
With two children of her own, Svetlana is able to witness first hand the benefits of Munchkins Club, from their friendships to their confidence. She has been obsessed with music since an early age. In fact, Svetlana won multiple singing competitions including the prestigious Golden Gramophone Award whilst she was living in Russia.
Of Bulgarian nationality, Bobby Georgieva holds a Master's degree in Tourism and Hotel Activities Management from the University of Nice Sophia- Antipolis.
From 2006 her professional career developed in the luxury hotel sector.
Passionate about children, organized, with a keen sense of communication with experience in team management, in January 2015 Bobby joined Monte Carlo Munchkins Club to take up a new challenge.
Petra grew up in Germany. She is an established specialist with a more than 30-year experience in contemporary arts, graphics, advertising, as well as project management, communication and media.
After living in New York, where Petra managed her own gallery, as well as took part in restart of MoMA/PS1, she moved to Brussels, where she created and managed CCNOA, non-commercial Center for Contemporary Art up to 2010.
Petra has recently settled down in Nice and has made a decision to share her experience with younger generation.
Inspired by the ideas of Maria Montessori, Bruno Munari and Gottfried Honegger, Petra develops a lot of projects of creative art, design and cookery both for the youngest ones and for the adults.
Petra’s contemporary concepts are intended not only to stimulate imagination and spirit of our kids, but to give them basic skills to explore and develop their feelings, to see and to perceive independently. Everything mentioned above will give them the opportunity to grow confidently and successfully in this world.
Finally, “To see is a creative action. The one, who just watches, does not see. To see means to reflect, to perceive and to understand. The one, who just watches, does not know. To see means the creation of ties among all sense organs and in all senses… to make sense.” (Gottfried Honegger, Aphorismen, 2006).
Maria Lopukhina (Masha) is MCM’s Administrative Assistant.
After graduating with a Master’s Degree in European History in 2013, she completed a Post-Baccalaureate in Tourism Management in Europe. Being competent and versatile, her passion for children’s education, has helped her throughout her career to combine her work with kids with administrative functions. Masha speaks four languages (Russian, English, French, and Italian).
Mateea’s motherland is Romania. She was born and grew up in Bucharest. Her first creative abilities were developed there. But her professional carrier did not start from theater and stage.
Her first serious hobby was journalism. In 2009 Mateea graduated University in this specialty and began a successful career working on TV. She took part in TV show “Bad, but Good” and started to receive interesting TV job offers as an anchorperson, entertainer, presenter of weather forecasts, etc.
Concurrently with her TV job, Mateea starts to study theatre arts and activity at the famous Romanian TV and Movie Academy. The academy is famous in Romania for its graduates, who have become popular actors.
In 2014 Mateea became a student of an acting class in the most famous school of Los Angeles Ivana Chubbuck-Mandragora Studio. This period was the most impressive and captivating as she was lucky to take a course of the teacher, whose students were Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron and Jim Carrey. Mateea graduated summa cum laude and then chose to live in Monaco. Today Mateea is a full-fledged member of the Munchkins Club Team and is delighted to share her knowledge with children, helping them to develop their own acting talent. Theatrical lessons with Mateea are always impressive and memorable events for children.
My name is Lara. I’m 21 years old. I was born in England and raised in France and I am fluent in both French and English, with a Cambridge English accent and Southern French accent.
I have over 5 years’ experience of working with young children of all nationalities, and I have substantial experience of the Montessori teaching system.
I’m very passionate about working with children and love watching them learn and grow.
My name is Maylis, I graduated from B A F A, having already worked in a leisure center for several years, where I acquired my experience with children.
I am very attentive in order to understand the needs and desires of everyone and to be able to carry out activities in the best conditions. Patience being one of my strengths at work, I would like to continue to exercise my skills in early years education.
My name is Ophélie, I am 26 years old and I live in Monaco.
Originally from the Paris region, I arrived in the Principality at the age of 11.
I knew from an early age on that I wanted to work with children. In order to pursue this career path, I obtained my BAFA (Brevet d'Aptitude aux Functions d'Animateur), a Professional Studies Certificate “Health and Social Career” as well as a professional baccalaureate in the social sector. During these trainings, I completed many internships with different organizations and audiences such as young children, the elderly and people in need. These experiences confirmed my desire to work with the youngest. Parallel to my studies, I worked as an animator in summer camps and in leisure centers, and subsequently in a kindergarten in Valberg, where I was able to apply what I had learned, and to deepen my knowledge of Early Childhood education.
In 2017, my dream of moving to Canada with my spouse came true. I worked in Canada for 3 years as a nursery teacher with children from 0 to 5 years old. This experience allowed me to discover and implement different teaching methods. Even though Canada was an incredible experience, we returned to Monaco in 2020.
In September 2020, I discovered the Munchkins Club. I immediately appreciated the diversity of nationalities as well as the very pleasant setting.
Within the club, I supervise children and animate some activities. I like working with all of them, because they fully live in the present, and teach us as much as we teach them. Their smiles, their innocence as well as their overflowing affection brighten my days.
I hope that children in my care will create beautiful memories develop their abilities, but above all that they have fun and develop confidence!
The ballet teacher Daria Kann introduces a ballet program, which is fully adapted for children of an early age. When a young girl, she understood that her love with ballet was not just an ordinary hobby, but a dream, which she had to turn into reality.
She successfully entered the choreographic institute in Georgia when she was 10. After graduation in 1990 she began her career as a ballet dancer. But Daria did not stop at what she accomplished and continued to master her skills. Having worked in the Moscow State Academy of Choreography from 1990 to 1995, in 1998 she continued her education in the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts in Moscow.
One of the most vivid impressions in Daria’s life was her joint work with Jean-Paul Goude. It was the Lindt chocolate commercial, which was shown on the national TV. Today Daria Kann is ready to share her professional experience, and in particular she likes working with kids, as it gives an opportunity to discover their inner potential.
We are proud of this experienced and talented teacher.
While being a professional fitness trainer, I was always looking to develop myself spiritually and I studied Yoga in India, becoming Hatha Yoga Instructor for adults.
My love to children and Yoga inspired me to become Yoga teacher for children. It was in Paris in 2021 that I trained and received my diploma.
Working with children is happiness to me!
I believe that is very important to initiate children into the physical and spiritual values of Yoga from the very young age. It learns not only listen to our body, but also concentrate ourselves on the feelings and senses, and hear our hearts.
Nicolas, a professional agronomist with a profound love for nature. His outdoor exploration space Le Val de ville (7500 m2) is located at 800 m above sea level on the Baudon massif, at the foot of the Col de la Madone and above the village of Peille. There Nicolas facilitates fascinating outdoor activities, which include discovering local heritage, observing flora and fauna; agricultural work; planting, cultivating and collecting plants and fruits, mapping the grounds, construction, and, of course, visiting Jack’s goat farm. At MCM Nicolas will introduce kids to a wide spectrum of nature learning and sensory exploration, which in turn will help foster a love of nature in our kids as well as respect for all living things and the environment.