Monika Senn

I was born and raised in Solothurn and started taking care of preschool aged children when I was quite young. As a teenager, being outside with the kids, exploring and playing with them in the forest taught me a lot about the spontaneous, uninfluenced nature of learning.

I studied to become a kindergarten teacher in the Seminar in Biel and was first introduced to the Waldorf pedagogy. I was intrigued by it and used a lot of its concepts in my 8 years of teaching in the Busswil kindergarten.

While travelling for a year in Canada I ended up working on a remote farm hostel in Powell River. There I took care of a homeschooled preschool child and since the parents followed the Waldorf curriculum, we spent most of our time outside in the woods, exploring, imagining and learning together.

In 2001 I moved to Canada where I met my husband. I started working with homeschool children between the ages of 4 to 7 and opened my private home daycare and preschool in 2004 after the birth of my daughter.

Last year our family decided to move to Switzerland to give our now 15-year-old daughter a chance to experience her other heritage.

I feel very fortunate to be working in August 2019 at the kindergarten Amaranta, since their philosophy is close to my heart. I look forward to explore, learn and discover the world around us with the children and I’m excited to be working and getting to know the Amaranta team.

My Philosophy

I strive to create a warm, healthy, loving and stimulating environment where children learn to trust, build self-confidence and are able to follow their natural joys of learning.

I believe in fostering a child’s natural curiosity, using ordinary moments to create a daily learning framework for the children.

My wish is to be a vital part in creating a joyful world for children and their families.

Education

Kindergarten education in Biel
Course in colours and their effects on people
Courses in felting and imaginative puppet plays
Course in anti bulling and Non Violent Communication
Children first aid course

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