Hi! My name is Amanda. Welcome to KinderCrea!
Over the past 20+ years I have worked in education 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 also have an 8 year old daughter. 3 years ago I started KinderCrea. I began offering creative playgroups in a home based studio and have now shifted to offer Nature Playgroups in the great outdoors surrounded by nature!
I believe in the power of play! Children are natural learners, especially when given the time and trust to follow their interests and ideas. Sensory experiences and messy play are an important way support children's overall development and their understanding of the world around them. I believe the process of exploring different materials is more important than creating a finished product. I am also very inspired by the Reggio approach and have a Montessori mindset. I aim to offer elements of these practices during Nature Playgroups.
Nature Playgroup is what I wish had existed when my daughter was young. Since I couldn't find it, I created it! I am excited to be able to offer you and your child the opportunity to engage in creative sensory play together in the great outdoors.