Staff at West Point Grey Daycare have a combination of diplomas and licenses, including Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, and Special Needs Education and Licenses to Practice in B.C. All staff members possess valid First Aid Certificates, some also have Food Safe and participate in ongoing professional development programs throughout the year.
As a toddler centre, our staff/child ratio is specified by licensing requirements. The ratio is 1:4, which means that we have one staff per every four children who attend our program. We have five people working at our centre in total, four staff members and one manager.
Early Childhood Educator
Degree in Early Learning & Counselling
Juliana has been managing the daycare since 2010. Working with children professionally for the past 20 years, she is very committed to providing high quality childcare, ensuring that children maximize their learning and develop a sense of belonging while at daycare. Being a mother herself, she is aware of the emotions many parents feel about the daycare experience and is committed to ensuring parents feel comfortable and have peace of mind about the whole daycare experience and children feel at home. She completed her Early Childhood Education in 2001 and has worked in different licensed facilities since 2005, earning her bachelors degree in Early Learning and Counselling and Human Development from Simon Fraser University. Working with toddlers is her true passion and she has now graduated over 150 children at West Point Grey Daycare!
Early Childhood & Infant/Toddler Educator
May came to Vancouver from China and has worked part-time at our centre since 2010. She holds I/T and ECE licenses. Children are very special to her, as they are all unique in the way they discover and interact with the environment though play, learning how to problem solve, explore, and express themselves. She is committed to making the centre safe and fun for children, together with her co-workers. Her amazing art talents are often taught to children and displayed around the daycare.
Early Childhood / Infant Toddler & Special Needs Educator
Chihiro is originally from Japan and has an ECE certificate from MTI Community College, as well as a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Nakamura Gakuen University. She holds a license to practice ECE, I/T and Special Needs Education. Chihiro has experience working in Japan and in Canada, looking after children ages 0 to 5 during the past 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, travelling, and snowboarding.
Early Childhood/ Infant Toddler & Special Needs Educator
Tina has been working at the daycare since 2012. She has worked as an ECE teacher for the past 10 year and has Infant/Toddler and Special Needs Education from Vancouver Career College holding a License to Practice ECE, I/T and Special Needs in BC. Her talent for story telling, music, art and for making felt board stories is really inspiring and captivating. Tina can play the ukulele, has an amazing singing voice and her story telling is a real work of art.
Yumi Jang has been working at the daycare since mid-2020. She has completed her studies at Vancouver Community College with Infant/Toddler, Special Needs and ECE training. She has over ten years experience working with young children and families creating a caring and supportive environment where children are able to thrive and aim to achieve their full potential. Yumi has a great talent for story telling and she makes felt board stories that are just perfect. She has a captivating personality and children feel very comfortable with her.