We have passionate and experienced staff, who all bring unique expertise to the team. Not only are they beloved by all children, but by the parents too.
Danie is brilliant with children and one of the very best early childhood educators in Hong Kong and around the world. He grew up in South Africa on a farm where he hardly ever wore shoes and played outside as often and as long as he possibly could. As a child, he dreamed about being stranded on an Island like Robinson Crusoe, or running away from home and having similar adventures as Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He is a carpenter by trade and horse-trainer by profession. He has taught, traveled and worked with children and young people in over 50 countries of the World for the last 27 years.
Diana has more than 30 years of teaching at kindergartens, including Victoria Kindergarten where she was the Vice-Principal of its Shanghai branch. She also has extensive experience in curriculum design. When Victoria Kindergarten first set up its branches in Shanghai, she helped to localize the Hong Kong curriculum and trained the local teachers on project approach teaching. She is passionate about working with young children, and thus has partnered with Danie to start HK Forest Adventures.
Sandor is the master bug catcher. He can spot a bug anywhere at anytime, and he constantly amazes his teammates with his bug catching skills. Originally from Hungary, he is a school & kindergarten teacher and received his Bachelor's degree from College of Kecskemet. He is excellent at improvising on forest walks as well as somehow managing to move around with a number of kids climbing onto him. Sandor currently resides in HK with his wife Dalida and their son Leo.