"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
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, Manager
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.
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 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.
Claire is one of our ECE's in our group daycare program. She has recently earned her ECE certificate, and is a great asset to Playland. She has much more schooling behind her as well, and is very excited to be with us. Claire shows love and compassion towards the children, and just loves to teach them new things.
As a mother of 2 boys, Claire brings experience, patience, and fresh new ideas to Playland!