Our Staff

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.

Juliana Issa

Daycare Manager

Early Childhood Educator

Degree in Early Learning & Counselling

photoJuliana 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! 

May Liu

Early Childhood & Infant/Toddler Educator

MayMay 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. 

Chihiro Matsuda

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.

Tina Yang

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 ECE,  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. 

Keiko Saito

Early Childhood & Infant/Toddler Educator

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Keiko worked with infants and toddlers since 2013 and has been working at the daycare since 2017. She has ECE,  Infant/Toddler and Special Needs Education from MTI Community College, holding a License to Practice ECE and I/T in BC. She is very creative and provides wonderful art project opportunities for the children to develop their creative side. Her story time often includes her own felt board creations, which can captivate and engage children.