Meet the Team

 RADHIKA – Principal

My motto is: “If I know I can, then I must”.  I have the ability to make a difference in the day care area, therefore I assume that responsibility.

My journey started in the corporate sector, where I had the opportunity to manage projects and people. But the destination was to be here, in the children’s universe. With Masters in science and in marketing, I bring an inquisitive mind, organized thinking and many years of management experience to Rooftop. Furthermore, I also graduated in pedagogy and  have 7 years of experience in one of the best institutions in Denmark. This gives me a strong foundation for managing my staff and this institution.

I am a hands-on manager and pedagogy is first and foremost in my heart. One can therefore often find me among the children, along with my staff. I like to have close contact with parents, understand their views, and help them in the challenging task  that parenting sometimes can be.

My mission: “Create the best environment for holistic development of children.”

LISA – Montessori Educator

I have been working as a Montessori educator for several years and have experience in combining learning and play in the children’s daily lives.  I like to follow and contribute to their daily learning, development and education. I believe that we learn as much from children as we teach them. To ensure a holistic development of the child,  parents and educators must work as a team. Therefore, I attach great importance to understanding parents and to answering their concerns, subjects and questions in the best possible way.

ANDREAS – Pedagogue

I perceive myself as a caring, patient, reflective and inclusive person. I like to be active in the company of the children. As an educator, I place great emphasis on listening and creating space for the child’s expression. I am simple, lucid and unambiguous with children and create a recognizable setting for children where they can share their experiences. On a daily basis, I express myself visually on canvases with spray and brush paint and like to play football.

SEVIN – Pedagogue

I am a pedagogue and I have worked with speech/hearing impaired children before my pedagogue education. During my education, I did my internship in an institution for children with challenges. As an educator, my focus is making the kids feel cared for based on an appreciative approach that meets each child at eye level. In addition, I emphasize a good parental collaboration with lots of communication, as the interaction between us and parents is an important foundation for the children.

JULIE – Pedagogue

I’m a pedagogue with a great focus on language development. I create a learning environment where not only the spoken language is used, but also body language, facial expressions and picture language comes in to play.  Here children will experience my appreciative approach my many smiles and hugs. I emphasise being present, get to know the child’s interests, see the child’s opportunities, and create a safe everyday life that supports a good development.

MADS – Pedagogue

I graduated as a pedagogue in January 2022. Before I started my education, I worked at the daycare Lillekilde for 1,5 years and moreover I have 10 years of experience as a youth trainer in badminton. I enjoy playing actively with the children and seeing how they themselves learn the games and develop them with their wonderful imagination. It is amazing to see them develop all of their competencies through playing and seeing them grow together. 

SALMA – Pedagogue

I am a pedagogue with several years of experience in Early Childhood Education. I define myself as a patient, empathic and sweet person who does his job with passion. I like to observe children to understand their needs, to listen their point of view, feelings, accept their emotions and respecting their individuality. I guide children to learn through play by creating activities that stimulate their senses.

AIMI – Team Coordinator

I am an experienced educator with a Bachelor’s and a Masters’s in Social Service, from Bejing University. I prefer to be on the floor with the children – “at the height of children”, involved in planned and spontaneous activities. I am empathetic and very attentive to the thoughts and needs of every child and meet them where they are,. I am good at making learning a fun experience. Besides, I have a great interest in nature, which I like to share and inspire children with.

AMALIE – Dance Educator

I have a bachelor’s degree in jazz dance with pedagogy from Norway. I have experience as a dancer and dance teacher with a focus on children who needed alternative means of learning. What I bring to the rooftop team is someone who loves to be active with the kids, but also loves to sit, look and analyze the children’s behavior. I think it is important to meet the children with mutual respect. Being able to give the children a safe space where they can fail without being afraid and learn from it is important to me.

OLENA – Steiner Pedagogue

I have for the most part worked as support for a child with special needs. I am interested in sports and being active. I am also musical – I play the flute. I recognize myself most in children who are introverted and shy because I myself am shy. I open up fully when I am with the children, as I am most comfortable in their company. This I use in my work where I support the children, especially the shy and introverted ones, to open up in a safe environment.

LORETA – Assistant Educator

I am a trained pedagogical assistant from Italy with a specialization in working with children with disabilities. Throughout my life’s journey, all my work has been around helping people. Six years ago i got an opportunity to work as a ‘peda-cook’, in a kindergarten,  where I met Radhika and got associated with Rooftop since its idea stage.  I finally achieved my dream of working with children. In Rooftop, I use my experience with food to stimulate their sensory, cognitive, and intellectual skills

ALINA – Soon to be Pedagogue

With a master’s degree in English, I have worked with children for several years. I have been working in kindergarten since 2016 and love working with and being around toddlers. A good day is a day with room for creativity, coziness, and care. I believe that children need space to shape and unfold their interests and needs. There should be a place to learn language, physical and social skills, and at the same time space for care, hugs, and recognition.

UMA – Montessori Educator

I am a Montessori educated pedagogue with 4 years of experience. I enjoy being surrounded by children and have a natural passion for cheering up and helping small children reach their potential. I am convinced that the development of values like curiosity, discipline, independence, and social skills in young people can create responsible adults. I contribute to Rooftop with my structured and organized way of working with children.

EMERALD – Social & Healthcare Assistant

I am a trained health worker and have several years of experience in nursing. I have also worked as a teaching assistant. I am lively, energetic, and full of laughter. “At the top of laughter, the universe opens up endless new possibilities,” a certain man once said. It is my goal to get both children and adults to experience and explore these possibilities. I like to work with the cognitive development of children and give each child individual attention.

LOUISE – Social & Healthcare Assistant

I am an educated social and health care assistant, but I have worked for over 10 years in the early childhood sector. I am attentive and meet every child at their individual level. I like to do rhythmic activities and creative projects with the children, where I am especially focused on gross and fine motor skills and language development. I am empathic and a very caring person. You will mostly see me with a smile on my face and I care much about my cooperation with the children and their parents along with my Rooftop team. 

RONALYN – Childcare Assistant

I come from the Philippines but have lived in Denmark for over 6 years.

I have worked with children for over 1,5 years in both private institutions and as a private childcarer. I am a hardworking, helpful and jolly person who enjoys taking good care of children and making sure that they are happy and enjoying their time here in Rooftop.

MINA – Childcare Assistant

I have been working as a Montessori educator for a couple of years and I have a masters in linguistics, where part of it is about language acquisition and development in kids. I enjoy working with children, helping them grow and contribute to their overall development, while safeguarding their wellbeing and supporting them mentally. I believe it is important to establish a nurturing, safe  environment, where the children can thrive. I am an outgoing patient person and try to establish myself as a grownup that the children can confide in.

NITISHA – Childcare Assistant

I am a graduate in Teaching and have several years of experience in Early Childcare and Education in India and Singapore. I am easily approachable and have a high sense of commitment. I am passionate about developing independence and self-worth in children by focussing on their interests. You will always find me with a smile because “a smile is a curve that sets everything right”

MICHELLE – Childcare Assistant

I am a Filipino woman with a Danish man and have lived here for 4 years. Throughout my life’s journey, I have educated myself and worked in the IT industry in the Philippines, have been a nanny in Singapore, and Au Pair to an autistic child in Denmark. I am an open and kind person with always a smile on my face. I’m curious and infect the kids with it. I have the best when I am busy and it results in a fun and active day for children and me on a daily basis.

 

KATARIYA – Childcare Assistant

I am 22 years old and have been working with children for 4 years. I love children and think its is very important to make them feel safe and happy in my company. In addition, it is also very important for me to follow the children’s curiosity. I am creative and do many different activities that help to shape and develop the children. Sport means a lot to me, and I have, among other things, played football for 14 years. I am a very caring person who always has a smile on her face and cares about good cooperation, both with the kids and my colleagues

 

LELA – Childcare Assistant

I am highly versatile and adaptable. I enjoy being confronted with new tasks and challenges every day. I graduated in business administration from Serbia and a 2-year diploma in Business Administration from Nils Brock, Copenhagen. I worked for over 7 years as a full-time substitute in an integrated institution in Amager. I enjoy working on developing motor skills in children, through activities where they can use and experience their body used. I bring this special skill and experience to Rooftop as its fulltime substitute.

ROBERT – Cook/Head Chef

I am Rooftop’s cook. I have over 20 years of experience as a chef in hotels. It is an interesting challenge, from servicing grown-ups to satisfying tiny people, -a challenge I look forward to every day. My experience of servicing a variety of requests at the same time, as a chef in a hotel, is of great advantage to address the special needs that many children may have, such as allergies, vegetarianism, religious reason, etc. I hope to bring some colors, aroma, and flavor to Rooftop with my ‘French-Italian connection’

FAUSTO – Kitchen Assistant

I am the kitchen assistant at Rooftop, but I help all my colleagues anytime and with anything when a helping hand is needed. I am also responsible for general hygiene. You can find me either in the kitchen with a potato peeler in hand, washing up, or preparing food. Sometimes outside watering the plants though.  On Mondays, you will find me with a disinfectant in hand. I disinfect all toys as well as walls, handles, etc. to help protect our lovely children.

MARK EMIL (BirdNerd) – Dyre-Ekspert

Jeg har levet af at passe dyr i 10 år. Jeg er udlært dyrepasser fra Bornholms Rovfugleshow i 2017 og har haft egen virksomhed siden februar 2019. Siden jeg er udlært har jeg arbejdet mange forskellige steder. Både på Roskilde Tekniske Skole, hvor dyrepassere bliver uddannet, Zoologisk Have i København, Bornholms Rovfugleshow, forsøgsdyrs dyrepasser på Københavns Universitet, værkstedsleder på Grennesminde (STU uddannelse) og forskellige småjobs rundt omkring. Nu har jeg faste børnehaver, hvor jeg kommer en dag om ugen, passer deres dyr og planter samt underviser børnene i dyr og natur.