Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff
Group Daycare / Early Childhood Educators
As the Director of Neverland Children's Centre, I am very passionate about my philosophies and approaches to childcare. Childcare of the highest quality can only result when parents and caregivers communicate openly and work together. This Parent-Teacher method of team playing is what allows us to support the development of each individual child which is our goal here at Neverland.
Manjit DhillonEarly Childhood Educator
Manjit is a certified Early Childhood Educator
Hazel Haywood-DawsonECEA Teacher
My name is Anna Hazel Haywood-Dawson. I live in Ladner with my family. I am a mother of a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old girl. I was born in the Philippines, and moved here to Canada 10 years ago as a live in caregiver. I have my Early Childhood Educator Assistant from Coastal College of British Columbia. I am currently pursuing my Early Childhood Educator Program at Sprott Shaw College. I love working with children, and am passionate about enhancing their education and future. I am very grateful to have found a position here at Neverland Children's Centre. I love it here and I could not have felt more at home anywhere else.
Lucy ToukhcherEarly Childhood Educator
My name is Lucy Toukhcher and I have the privilege of being a part of Neverland Children's Centre in the Daycare Room. I was born in Kyrgyzstan, where I graduated from Music College as a piano teacher from the National Conservatory, with a Masters Degree as an Opera singer and Vocal Teacher. After many years of teaching children music I've decided to be an ECE teacher and graduated from Vancouver Career College with honour. Being a mom of three beautiful children, a son and two daughters, I see education as a very important part of life. Having a natural care and love for children, I strive to create a warm and friendly environment where children can grow and express their imaginations as well as explore the world around them.
Parminder KaurECEA Teacher
My name is Parminder Kaur. I am pursuing my Early Childhood Education Certification through Vancouver Career College. I am married and a mother of a 5 year old daughter. I have a Master's Degree in Mathematics and a Master's in Education. I was an assistant professor in Mathematics in my home country. I came to Canada in 2020. I wanted to work in the teaching field because teaching is my passion. In the meantime, I took care of my daughter and enjoyed the time spent with my daughter and husband in Canada. From this experience, I decided to go into the childcare field. I have completed my Responsible Adult course and Early Childhood Educator Assistant Course. I worked as a Kumon instructor. I am very happy to be working at Neverland Children's Centre.
School Aged Teachers
Kiana MillsSchool Aged Teacher
Kiana Mills is thrilled to be a part of the Neverland Team. She is the Music teacher/Room A teacher, and enjoys showing the Children the love for Music and Movement!
Kiana has an extensive performance and vocal background. Starting at the age of 4, she classically trained with some of the top vocal coaches in Canada. She eventually moved on to studying speech level singing, transitioning to Pop/R&B while still having a classically trained ear. Winning The BC Junior Talent search led her to open for Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Johnny Reid and more at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival for consecutive years.
Kiana also graduated with distinction from Vancouver Acting School for On-Camera Acting and Audition. In her free time, Kiana loves to work on film sets, travel, and spend time with her family.
Kristi EmersonSchool Aged Teacher
Hello! My name is Kristi Emerson and working at Neverland for this last year has been such an amazing experience!
I am currently in university working on becoming an elementary school teacher in the future.
I love working with the children here at Neverland because every day is a new and fun experience.
During my time at Neverland, I have already learned so much and I look forward to continuing working with the children!
When I’m not at Neverland or at school, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family!
Michele GirlingSchool Aged Teacher
Hello Families! My name is Michele Girling. I was born and raised in Ladner but currently reside in Surrey with my husband John, my daughter Kaia and our puppy Riley.
My family and I love to travel, spend lots of time outdoors going on adventure, paddle boarding, camping and hiking.
I have been working with children of all ages since I was a teen, as a nanny, in daycare centres and before and after school care programs.
I find working with children to be very rewarding. I keeps me on my toes, no single day is the same. Everyday is fun and exciting.
I love seeing the world through the eyes of a Child, it encourages me to use my imagination and allows me to be creative.
Brenda NobertSchool Aged Teacher
Brenda is a School Aged Teacher for Room C here at Neverland Children's Centre.
Kimiko OhoriSchool Aged Teacher
My name is Kimiko Ohori and I am very excited to be part of the team here at Neverland. I graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Sprott Shaw College and am now a licensed Early Childhood Educator. Working with children has always been an interesting and fun career choice. For the last 3.5 years I have been working full time within this field and loving every moment of it. I have a strong passion for sports, during my free time, I love to hang out with family and friends, and to travel when I have the opportunity to do so.
On Call Teachers
Madison HeraufSchool Aged Teacher
Hi All! My name is Maddy Herauf and I have had the pleasure of working at Neverland since April 2019!
I am a part-time college student at Douglas College in the hopes of becoming a potential RPN.
Coming from a large extended family I am always up for a good joke or competitive game!
My time here so far has been more than amazing and I look forward to coming to work and seeing all the smiling faces 🙂
Shae DuboisECEA Teacher
Hello everyone! My name is Shae Dubois and I am beyond happy with my position here at
Neverland Children’s Centre!
I have worked at Neverland since March 2019 and have loved working with the children and seeing what they are capable of.
I currently have become a licensed early childhood educator assistant. Working with children has always been an interest of mine as it is always fun and exciting.
In my spare time I enjoy weekend getaways, and having fun with family and friends and walking my dog around Ladner!