CK team - Zurich

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, who is 17 and our 14 year old twins, Raia and Taiven are lucky to be growing up bilingual!


With a flare for managing as well as being an admin rock star, Custom Kids is thriving with locations in Ehrendingen and Zurich (new as of August 2020!)

In my free time, I love reading, hiking, skiing, dancing and traveling 😍

Joanne is from Ontario, Canada. She is an English primary school teacher as well as a Theatre teacher, director, set and costume designer and LAMDA acting coach.  Her work in theatre education spans from ages 4 to adult and she has been teaching, directing, designing, devising and writing various theatre performances for the last 17 years.

She has extensive work experience teaching literature, Phonics, Creative Writing and general language acquisition in both Canada and Switzerland.

Jo has been teaching Reading and Writing as well as theater in various IB International and bilingual schools in Zurich and surrounding Cantons.

Enthusiasm, energy and creativity are found in all of Jo`s classes! 

In her spare time, Jo is traveling around the world, surfing, doing yoga, painting, creating costumes and props for her students 🤩