Meet the CK team

I am Erica Hofstetter-Cust, a CELTA certified English teacher from Vancouver Island, Canada and the founder and manager of Custom Kids. 


20 years ago I set out on an 18 month adventure in Switzerland which resulted in building a permanent life here with my Swiss husband, Markus and our three amazing daughters. Sienna 19, and our 16 year old twins, Raia and Taiven are lucky to be growing up bilingual!

With my flare for managing as well as being an admin rock star, Custom Kids is thriving!

In my free time I love spending time with my family, reading, hiking, skiing, dancing and traveling.



English teacher

Caroline is from England and has over 30 years teaching experience with primary-aged children. Her specialty is putting on end of Term plays with the children in her classes. To unwind, Caroline enjoys working in the garden, doing Sudoku puzzles or singing in choirs.  


English teacher

Connie is from the US and has over 20 years experience teaching young children. She also has extensive experience teaching English as a foreign language to kids and adults. Connie is an avid reader, loves traveling and enjoys hiking in the Swiss mountains with her family.  


English teacher

Erin is from the US and taught Elementary School for 13 years. After moving to Switzerland in 2015, she attained her CELTA certificate.

In her spare time, Erin can be found playing with her two children, taking photographs and finding every excuse to be outside.



Playgroup leader

Teaching assistant

Katrina is from England and has lived in Switzerland for the seven years. She is a busy mom to two very active boys ages 7 and 10 years old. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and likes to go walking or cycling with her family and explore different places. Also, she is a keen baker and jam maker who likes to experiment with new recipes.  


Playgroup leader

English teacher

Kelly is from the US and moved to Switzerland at the end of 2019. She is a mother of two boys and a girl (ages 17, 16 and 6) and holds a degree in birth-Kindergarten from Western Carolina University. She worked for many years as a preschool teacher and then as director of the school. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.  


Playgroup leader






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