Our Staff

"Learning is their journey.  Let them navigate.  Push them to explore.  Watch them discover.  Encourage their questions.  Allow them to struggle.  Support their thinking.  LET THEM FLY!"

                                                            - a teacher's mantra to their children

Shalinder Bains,
Owner

Jayna Forgie, Manager

Erika Willoughby,
Manager

Hello!

My name is Shalinder Bains. I am an ECE teacher, a Health Care Aide, and the new owner of Playland Daycare Center. I currently own 2 daycares: Little Cabineers Child Care and Playland Daycare Center.

I have completed my Early Childhood Education Assistant Program from Vancouver Community College in December 2017 and my Early Childhood Education Program from Vancouver Community College in February 2019.

I opened my first daycare of 8 children in Surrey, in August 2019, which I recently closed in February 2021. I also bought a daycare of 28 children in Vernon, in October 2020. Aside from that I have a part time job in a hospital as a Health Care Aide.

I look forward to meeting everyone and I can’t wait to spend time growing and working with you.

Thank you to all the staff, parents, and children of Playland Daycare Center for giving me this opportunity to grow in such an incredible and friendly environment. 

 

     Jayna is our Manager in the Group Daycare Program. Jayna is currently a certified ECE and has her First Aid & CPR "C".  

     As a mother to two, Jayna brings her experience and nurturing personality to the OSC and group daycare environment.  Not only is she dedicated to providing a safe and loving environment to all the children in our care, but she is a great problem-solver.  As the Manager, Jayna has constructed a fantastic line of communication with the families and parents of the children; she is always willing to help in anyway she can. 

     

Erika has been with us for a few years now and works in our Out of School Care program. She is certified in first aid & CPRC and completed her Responsible Adult Course,she keeps up to date on various workshops relating to childcare. She is also pursuing her ECE Asisstant certificate.

 Erika is a wife and mother of two adult children,a former Scout leader and brings years of life experience. Erika enjoys photography,arts,crafts,music and being outside.  In her spare time she is in the Sooke Hills off roading or hiking with her husband and dog. 

Robyn Bowes

Linda Schultz

Robyn has her Responsible Adult and Standard First Aid and CPR certifications, and is pursuing her ECEA certificate. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UBC’s School of Creative Writing, and has previously volunteered with an after school program in East Vancouver. She brings with her an inquisitiveness that inspires continual learning. Robyn loves exploring the forests and beaches of Vancouver Island with her dog, Lupin. 

Linda has been at Playland for a while now. She has many years experience working in out of school care programs, and many hours of workshops and certifications. She is first aid certified.

The children love having Linda in our center.

She loves working with and getting to know the children here at Playland, and we are excited to have her as a part of our family. 

Wendy Morneau

Wendy has recently joined the group daycare program as an ECE. She is CPR certified, and has many years of experience in home and center settings.

We are excited to have Wendy with us. She brings with her, her love of music and animals.
Wendy is loving and caring, and has 2 grown daughters of her own.

In her spare time, Wendy loves to cuddle her bunnies and enjoy the beautiful nature Sooke has to offer. 

Sonja Wacker

Sonja is a new educator at Playland Daycare. She is certified with her ECE, first aid, and food safe. She is also a full-time mom of two teen boys who have helped her grow patience and understanding.

As an educator, Sonja believes each child is born with curiosity, an eagerness to learn, question and create, and push the limits of their world to find themselves. She plans to support the Playland Daycare children by providing a safe, loving, and supportive environment that  has everyday  adventures, imaginative circle times, books, fun activities, structure and play.

She believes children should be given choices, responsibilities, and opportunities to launch their own learning in an environment that invites them to be themselves.