Staff Spotlight

The heart of any center is absolutely it's staff team.  Our team is incredible & we are very grateful to them for their commitment to our children EVERY SINGLE DAY.  Many of our staff are celebrating major milestones & we just want to celebrate them!

Our staff are diverse, most of them speak a second language.  This is incredibly helpful when we have new families who have not yet mastered English, or when grandparents pick up who are visiting from "back home". We promote and celebrate diversity.. 


Kathy W

Miss. Kathy joined our team in 2014. Over the years she has worked with the infants and toddlers.  She is incredibly nurturing & caring towards each child.  Kathy completed her Early Childhood Assistant Diploma in the 90's.  Her own daughters are all grown up so she really loves having the opportunity to connect with little ones!


Staff Celebrating their 1 year Anniversary!

Erica
Miss. Erica is a Registered Early Childhood Educator who works in our Senior Preschool Class.  Her programming is incredible.  She plans and implements activities to prepare the children for school entry.  To say the children love her would be a huge understatement. *Speaks a second language


Amy

Miss. Amy is a Registered Early Childhood Educator who works in our Toddler Class.  She started in our Infant room & moved to toddlers when a few of her little babies were graduating to the next class.  Amy is incredibly knowledgeable and patient.  She also speaks Mandarin which is incredibly helpful in communicating with families where English is not their first language.  Amy is having a baby (March 15 2019)! We wish her well as she embraces maternity leave & life with a baby.


Jessica

Jessica has a background in music.  She is one of our Toddler Class Early Childhood Assistants.  She has a very calm disposition and just loves working with the toddler age.  Jessica is very creative and flexible to make every day a positive one for her & her class.


Anna

Anna is another one of our super staff.  She is a Mom of two, works full time & attending school to complete her ECE diploma.  Anna is one of our bi lingual Toddler Educators (we love diversity!).  She is very patient with the children at an age when there is so much growth and busyness! 


Fabie

Miss Fabie is an ECE Apprentice, this allows her to work full time while working towards her ECE diploma.  Fabie is French Speaking & implements our French Program on Fridays! She does a wonderful job of implementing French in her JR preschool class on a daily basis.  


Esther

Miss. Esther is an RECE in our Toddler Two class. She absolutely LOVES children.  Honestly, if you come in with a baby, you will meet her, she cannot stay away.  Esther is energetic and loud and loving, we are so blessed to have her on our team! 


Helena

Miss. Helena is our beloved Cook.  She prepares all of our meals everyday.  Helena fusses over the babies & personalizes their meals to make sure they have a full tummy. Helena's Granddaughter attends Learning Ladder & her daughter is a full time student who works as one of our supply staff.  3 generations all under one roof! 


Janina

We call her Nina & she is so much fun!  Nina is an Assistant in our Jr Preschool Class & recently returned to school part time to complete her SSW diploma.  Nina is very nurturing towards the children, she is honestly just such a kind person!  


Annam

Annam has worked in most of our classrooms, so most of the kids know her and everyone loves her.  She is warm and bubbly.  Annam has a diploma in Child & Youth Work.  She works in our Sr Preschool Class with Erica.  They make a great team!



Our Team


Learning Ladder Childcare is committed to providing quality childcare to the Oakville Community.  We do this by hiring exceptional people, the staff have big shoes to fill & Learning Ladder Childcare has high expectations for them.


When hiring, Learning Ladder Childcare ensures that candidates have a solid educational background, hands on experience in the field & passion for children. 


40% of our team are Registered Early Childhood Educators.  The Ministry typically requires one per class, we are committed to exceeding Ministry requirements.  Some staff are working towards their ECE diploma.  We also have staff with their Early Childhood Educators Assistant diploma as well as a Child & Youth Work diploma.

Did you know that in 2007 the Ontario government passed the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007.  This law established the College of Early Childhood Educators.  The Act includes definitions of practice, requirements for members to practise, Title Protection for use of the terms such as  "Early Childhood Educators" as well as roles of the Registrar, Registration Appeals, Complaints, Discipline etc.  

Learn more about the qualifications of Early Childhood Educators at www.college-ece.ca


We also work to match candidates with their ideal age grouping & team partners.  Once hired they are required to participate in regular professional learning.  30% of our staff attend a training every two months.


Every Learning Ladder Childcare employee has a valid first aid/CPR certificate, clear vulnerable sector check & Safe Food Handlers Certified.




I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things. 

Mother Theresa


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