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My name is Jacquelyn, I am the Senior Supervisor at the Cottage. I first started working at the YMCA Valleyview Childcare Centre in 1988. In 1993 I was part of the changeover to Kid’s Cottage Daycare, non Profit Society. During the last 30 years I have been a member of the team to expand the center from a solely 3-5 program to a thriving Out of School Care and Infant Toddler Program. I have completed my ECE training  while working at the Cottage and recently went back to school to complete my Infant/Toddler and Special Needs Certification. I have one son with whom I love to travel and visit new and interesting places.


I am Kathy, the Assistant Supervisor, and I have been part of the Kid’s Cottage team since 1997. I have my ECE certification along with a diploma in Special Needs and Infant Toddler Development. I work in the  Infant Toddler Program, and assume Supervisor duties in the afternoons. Like Jacquelyn, I had the benefit of growing with the center from a 3-5 aged program to a center that caters to Infants, Toddlers, and Out of School Care aged children.

I really enjoy being outdoors with family and friends, hiking, biking. In the winter season you can find me in the Yoga studio or at the rink playing recreational hockey. My long term goals are to take some classes in business and do a little more traveling.


My Name is Marie. Since I was very young I have known that I wanted to work with children. After high school I enrolled at Douglas College, where I completed me Early Childhood Education. I started working at the Cottage in 2001 in the Out of School Care Program. I now enjoy my days in the 3-5 daycare program.


In my free time I enjoy working in the garden, walking the dog and reading.  I also enjoy taking Zumba classes. I love spending time with my family and friends.  I have two older brothers three nieces and one nephew.


My name is Saira. I have been part of the Kids Cottage team since 2001. After completing my ECE certification and special needs diploma at Douglas College,  I began working in the Out of School Care program and several years after that, I worked in the 3-5 program. I returned to college to complete my Infant Toddler diploma and shorty after joined the Infant Toddler room where I currently teach.

My family and I keep very busy camping and coaching our kids in their various sports.  I am also able to fulfil my passion of playing and coaching ringette. My long term goal is to take a trip of a lifetime with 15 of my close high school girlfriends to celebrate our 40th birthdays.


Hi there, I am Sunny. I have studied Early Childhood Education in university and obtained ECE, IT and SN certificates. Since graduation, I have been working with children for 20 years as an educator in Korea and Canada. I spend my time at Kids Cottage in the Infant Toddler Program and I love the energy they bring and being able to see them grow and develop new skills every day is a great experience. Not only that, I am growing with them and learning from my little friends. 

I love to travel and I have visited 16 countries. I hope my adventures continue because I like experiencing new things such as cultures and food. I moved here from Alberta in 2020, I have recently been exploring new places in B.C and filling my weekends with paddle boarding and camping. 



My name is Mersy. I was born and raised in Bosnia and came to Canada in 2003. I am married and have 2 daughters. I joined the Kid’s Cottage team in April 2015 as a part time staff member in the Infant and Toddler room. Working with children has been my passion and calling for many years and I hope to make a difference in the kids lives here at Kid’s Cottage.


I love spending time with my family, being outdoors, playing tennis, hiking or enjoying family time.


Hi there, I am Dawn.  I began working at Kid’s Cottage in July 2017. I ran a licensed family daycare for 12 years. As my children grew and became more independent. I decided to take my Early Childhood Education. I also completed my post basic certification in Infant/toddler and Special needs.


I worked at Simon Fraser University for nearly six years and have learned a lot during my time there. I am looking forward to my new adventure with Kid’s Cottage Childcare. I hope that I can bring forth my love of creating documentation with children. I feel as educator’s we are all co-learners and we can not only teach the children but learn from them as well.


My name is Varinder, I was born and raised in India. I came to Canada in 2019 as a student. I retained my Early Childhood Education Assistant certificate in 2023.


My Hobbies are listening to music and hiking. I like learning and experiencing new things. I love helping others, it gives me a sense of being a good human. I like spending time with kids because they give me new hopes and ideas for a better life and making myself a better person.


Hello! My name is Mia, I came from South Korea in 2014. I got my license from MTI Community college after completing their ECE program with Infant Toddler and special needs.

I have been working as an infant toddler teacher ever since graduation. I am very delighted to be a part of the Kid's Cottage Daycare team working as a part time teacher, I am looking forward to having a great time with the daycare's lovely children.

I enjoy reading books, walking my dog, window shopping for vintage plates, and taking care of my community garden plot.


My name is Kirstin and I began working at Kid's Cottage in November 2018 as a substitute teacher, but now I work in the out of school care program. I have always had a passion for working with children.


I grew up in a big, close family with a lot of cousins, one of which had Autism and he was my inspiration for working with children. I am working toward going back to school to further my career as a child care educator. I enjoy spending my free time with my friends and family outdoors usually with our dogs, or a
good old fashioned family game night.


My Name is Tanya. Since I was a child I have always wanted to help others. After years of working in retail and customer service; raising a family, I decided to go back to school and get my Early Childhood Education certificate.


I am excited to be working in the out of school care program at Kid’s Cottage (end of April 2024), and I very much look forward to meeting all the children, and their families.


In my free time I enjoy the outdoors, reading, writing and doing puzzles. Quality time spent with my three kids is certainly a bright spot in my life.

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