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Playgroups and afternoon English lessons

Metamorphosis provides an enriched English program while focusing on the development of children by creating learning experiences through play, exploration, and discovery.



ages 1.5-4

In the ‘play in English’ morning group the children are provided multiple opportunities to learn and experience the English language while also developing their fine & gross motor skills, along with their cognitive, social and emotional skills.

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mixed age group

The Chrysalis group allows for more structured project work while also gradually introducing the stepping stones for reading, writing, and mathematical readiness.

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ages 6-8

The butterfly group provides opportunities for solo activities and group projects which gives the children opportunities to practice skills they learn and work on communicating and working with others.

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Our caterpillar group is now open to children as young as 1.5 years old!
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“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”

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“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

Maya Angelou

Meet the teacher

Hi, I’m Leonora Ybarra, founder and head teacher of Metamorphosis. I am from the United States of America and I have been living in Bern for 9 years with my family.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and 15+ years experience working with children. I created Metamorphosis to give young children the opportunity to learn English or build on the English foundation they already have.

What parents say

Emma liebt es mit Miss Leonora Englisch zu lernen! Die Lektion ist jeweils sehr spielerisch und kreativ aufgebaut. Emma erzählt uns viel vom Unterricht und sie kann schon einige Wörter sprechen, was ihr viel Freude bereitet. Danke!

Mother of Emma, age 5

“My daughter loves Metamorphosis! She is up early with excitement, runs in with a big smile on her face and can’t wait to get started. She has thrived in Ms. Leonora’s classes, both socially and with her verbal communication skills. Ms. Leonora is as patient and understanding with the kids as she is with the parents. She has taken the time to reassure me as a first-time parent on numerous issues, and has gone above and beyond to ensure I feel comfortable and happy that my daughter is with her. My daughter started with two sessions a week, but she has now increased to three – a testament to just how enjoyable Ms. Leonora’s classes are! 

M.C., parent of a 3yr old.”

At a time when I was desperate to find something in English for my 4 year old, the magic and miracle of Metamorphosis found us in Ostermundigen. What started in the quaint, cosy upstairs room of Miss Leonora’s home has now flourished into an incredible program and ideal learning space. My 2.5 year old wanted in on the magic too! The girls absolutely loved their time there. Our only regret was that we didn’t find it sooner. We’ve left Switzerland but our girls still talk about Miss Leonora and Miss Claire.

Mother of a 4 and 2.5 year old

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