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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,

Sonja Moore, Group daycare Manager

Tatiana Cool
OSC Manager


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 Forgie

      Jayna is currently a certified ECE and has her First Aid & CPR "C".  

     As a mother to 2 adult children, 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. She is always willing to help in anyway she can. 

Jayna enjoys participating in community theater, and loves her bunny Aksel


Sonja is our group daycare manager. She works as an ECE, has her first aid, and also 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.

Tatiana is our OSC Manager. She has learned the skills necessary to run the OSC program! She comes to us with a desire to learn and grow in the child care sector. She is a certified Responsible Adult and first aid certified. As a mother, Tatiana brings with her experience, love, patience and a fresh new outlook! 

Lynn Kearney, OSC

Lynn has come to Playland to work in our OSC program! She is a qualified RA, and has her first aid certificate. She is currently taking her ECE course as well! Lynn enjoys working with the children as a one on one support worker, as well with the whole of the group. 

Bonnie Vasseur, Group care

Bonnie has a blended family with 5 children. Her childrens ages range from early 20s to 5. She moved to Sooke in 2019. After living in Victoria. She has a background in nursing. Working at Victoria general hospital for many years. she knew she wanted a change in career. Bonnie started at playland as a parent when her youngest entered preschool. Playland quickly became part of their lives. She was so happy she found their place in the community. Two years ago, she was given a great opportunity to study for her ECE. She was able to do her practicum at playland. She could not think of a better fit for her son. Now her son has moved onto elementary school. She is still so thrilled to be working with the young kids at playland. She has found her passion and look forward to seeing those little faces each day. On her time off she enjoys camping in her camper and paddle boarding. She has a small dog max, he is another member of our family. She looks forward to being at playland for many years to come. Bonnie is ECE certified as well as first aid certified.

Emily Boesche, OSC

Emily is RA certified and loves hanging out with the kids! She enjoys being in the sun, going to the beach, and is very sociable. She is the oldest out of many cousins and siblings therefore has lots of experience with young kids. Emily hopes to build her childcare experience here at Playland daycare.

Dan Van den Bergh, OSC

Dan is one of our Out of School Care program workers. He's a certified RA, and holds Emergency Childcare First Aid and CPR Level B certification.
As a father to a teen and an adult child Dan has experience with children of all ages, as well as a knowledgeable and compassionate understanding for children experiencing mental health and learning disability challenges.  Dan enjoys camping, beaches and the outdoors.  He’s also an avid hockey fan!  Go Leafs Go!

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