"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
Michael has owned and operated Playland Daycare since 1988. He raised two wonderful boys in the Sooke community and coached baseball and soccer until his boys were grown. He now has two wonderful grandaughters. Owning the daycare is and has been a great experience for Michael with so many of the children he has worked with and helped over the years now bringing their own children to Playland Daycare.
Over the years, Michael has attended many courses attaining to child development and other needs, including various special needs and behavioral interventions. He also holds a First Aid and CPR "C" certificate. In addition to this, Michael has also recieved his level 1 in coaching.
Working in the small town of Sooke has been very rewarding for Michael and he looks forward to many more years supporting the community.
Erika is new to the Playland Daycare family, certified in first aid & CPR, as well as her responsible adult course. She is working in our Out of School Care program and is thoroughly enjoying it. She is a wife and mother of two teenage children, a former Scout leader, so she brings years of life experience. Erika is keen on expanding her knowledge in the daycare field and is enjoying her time with the kids at Playland.
Erika enjoys arts crafts and music and in her spare time is most likely outdoors hiking and taking photos.
Jayna is our Manager in the Out of School program and Group Daycare Program. Once again a part of our team at Playland Daycare, Jayna is currently a certified ECE and has her First Aid & CPR "C".
As a mother to two, Jayna brings her experince and nurturing personality to the OSC a 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.
Jamie is both office manager and child care provider. Her role not only involves keeping the day-to-day office transactions current and organized, but is also always available to support the staff when necessary. Jamie is currently planning to continue her learning by taking a few more courses in early childhood education, with the goal to obtain her ECEA certificate.
With her experience as both a mother and grandmother, Jamie is a valueable addition to our daycare staff. Her nurturing, fun-loving and gentle ways provide the children with a safe and comfortable atmosphere to explore their individual personalities.
Steven has been a part of Playland for many years! Currently, he is an aid for a child in our out of school care program. He has current first aid training, RA training, and he is starting on his ECE program as well. Steven loves to spend his time snuggling his dog Doo, and playing baseball.
Linda is new to Playland, but not new to the out of school care programs. She has many years experience working in out of school care programs, and many hours of workshops and certifications.
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.
Jordan has been at Playland previously as a one on one support worker and has returned to us in an ECE Assistant capacity working with all the children. She has come to love working with the children and commits each day to building their self esteem. Jordan is excited to be with us, and we are excited to have her here.
In her spare time Jordan loves to surf, play with her dog Honey, and hang out at the beaches.
New to our Group Daycare program is Claireh. Claireh recently has finished her ECE program, earning her an ECE certificate. She has much more schooling behind her as well, and is very excited to be with us. Claireh shows love and compassion towards the children, and just loves to teach them new things.
As a mother of 3 boys, Claireh brings experience, patience, and fresh new ideas to Playland!