Hi! Welcome to KinderCrea!

My name is Amanda. Over the past 25+ years I have worked in various educational settings with children of all ages, languages and learning styles. I have a Masters degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, with a focus on Child Development. I live in Arnhem with my Dutch husband and we have a 11 year old daughter who attends a local Dutch democratic primary school. After teaching at International Schools for many years I decided to follow a new path and in 2018 I started KinderCrea.  

I believe in the power of play! I believe children are natural learners, especially when given time and trust to follow their own interests and ideas. I believe sensory experiences and messy play support children's overall development and their understanding of the world around them. Kids learn so much through sensory experiences! Known as "begrijpen met je handen." in Dutch. When it comes to art and creativity, I believe that the process of exploring different creative materials and techniques is much more important than creating a finished product. I am also very inspired by the Reggio approach and have a Montessori mindset.  

The Creative Playgroup is something I wish had existed when my daughter was young. Since I couldn't find it, I created it! I am excited to offer you and your child the opportunity to engage in creative sensory play together. Looking forward to meeting you soon!