North Cedar Before & After School Care Program Corp. Staff!
Debbie Lannon- Proprietor
I started this company in 93/94 at North Cedar Elementary, then I expanded to Chase River and Pauline Haarer, and continued to expand through out District 68. Now (almost 20 years later) with a total of six centers, close to twenty staff, and 144 children in care, the business is far from where it started. This business and the people in it are all family to me and one another.
My educational background consists of a human services degree, community support worker, along with many other Childcare related certificates.
However, in the near future I plan to continue my learning in Health and Nutrition. I am very passionate about being green! I love gardening and learning about natural medications and herbs. When I am not reading a book, or learning something new, I am spending time with my family, and my animals. We hope you enjoy us and who we are and we look forward to meeting you and your families!
Cilaire Before & After School Staff
Lisa Dunstan- Manager
My name is Lisa Dunstan. I am a mother of two and a grandma! I have been in childcare for about 14 years. I started out in my home when my daughter was 6yrs of age then carried on taking care of children in my home. I have also been a foster parent, and caregiver to special needs children. I have been working for
Debbie Lannon now for almost 5 years. I have always had a desire to work with children. In my spare time I enjoy: baking, walking my dogs, gardening, as well as quality time with my family.
Park Avenue Before & After School Staff
Kim Howson - Manager
My name is Kim, I'm a mother of three. Both my boys play hockey, and my daughter is into figure skating and dancing. We are a busy family. I started working with North Cedar Before and After School Care Programs Corporation in September 2014. I love doing crafts with the kids, and each day the kids to run laps around the school! Every 1000 laps done as a team we have a party! At the end of the year we hand out a ribbon to show each child their accomplishments. I like to motivate children to do their best, and to be the best they can be. I welcome you to come and check out our artistic windows and join us for some fun!
Frank J Ney Before & After School Staff
Departure Bay School Before & After School Staff
Courtney Surridge - Manager
Pauline Harrier School Before & After School Staff
Hannah Watson - Manager
I started out in childcare babysitting for my siblings. Creativity has always been encouraged in my family, and I’ve always loved drawing and honing craft skills. In the after school program, I am able to pass on some of my craft skill, and encourage creativity in the children and my staff. I love when the kids suggest crafts, games, books, etc. that they love, and as a manager I can usually find some way to incorporate these suggestions into the program. As well as a childcare provider, I have also worked as a hairdresser and book illustrator. I love science, adventure, and (obviously) art.
I look forward to getting to know you and your children at Pauline Haarer.
McGirr Elementary Before & After School Staff
Samantha Davis - Manager
My name is Samantha Davis and I am thrilled to be the new manager at McGirr Elementary's Before and After School Care facility. I recently moved to Nanaimo from Lethbridge, Alberta after completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education and have worked with kids for as long as I can remember in jobs ranging from Swimming Lesson Instructor, Museum Program Planner and most recently, Community Disability Service Worker. My passion lies in the creative fields as I have a background in visual arts, classical piano and voice training as well as dramatic arts. Being a manager allows me to share this passion with the children and to come up with creative and fun ideas to provide everyone with an enjoyable experience! I can't wait to get to know your kids!