Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff
Group Daycare / Early Childhood Educators
Ana CassidyOwner / Director
As a certified Early Childhood Educator, I am very passionate about my philosophies and approaches to childcare. I am very proud to be implementing my self-created Guiding & Caring Staff Training Program right here at Neverland called IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LANGUAGE. 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.
Kaitlyn BrownEarly Childhood Educator
Hello everyone at Neverland Children’s Centre! My name is Kaitlyn Brown. I am a student studying Early Childhood Education at Langara College. I currently have my Early Childhood Educator Assistant License. I have always had a passion for working with children and learning from them. I started at Neverland in 2017 and I have really enjoyed getting to know all of the children and families. I am looking forward to bringing my energetic personality to the classroom and expanding my learning.
Kimiko OhoriEarly Childhood Educator
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.
Jessica VielleEarly Childhood Educator
Hello! My name is Jessica Vielle. I have always loved children which is why after high school I decided to pursue a career working with them. I graduated from Langara College with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and am now a licenced Early Childhood Educator. Being a part of Neverland and the children’s lives over the past 1.5 years has been so much fun and rewarding to be able to see them grow! In my spare time I enjoy reading, knitting, travelling and being with my family and beloved cat, Chico.
Kiana MillsMusic Teacher
Kiana Mills 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. Being selected to represent Canada in the USA Vocal Convention, Kiana continued to study and pursue her love of singing. She eventually moved on to studying speech level singing, honing in on her pop/r&b roots 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 spend time with her family. She also plays the guitar and piano and loves to explore all types of music!
Catherine ReadLanguage Arts Teacher
My name is Catherine Read and I am so happy to be a part of Neverland! I have a very diverse background, with degrees in Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Art education and Education. When I have spare time I love creating artwork – painting, drawing, paper mache, cake decorating… you name it! However, I don’t have a lot of extra time with one husband, three children, two guinea pigs, two chinchillas, one rabbit and two fish at home! My passion lies in working with children to help them reach their potential. This includes developing curriculum, creating individualized learning plans, challenging children and introducing them to new ideas and concepts. As a certified teacher I have worked as a Director at Sylvan Learning Centre and have taught at all levels of education, from preschool through university and the most important thing I have learned is that learning must be fun. If it is fun for the teacher and the students then everyone benefits!
School Aged Teachers
Sean CassidySchool Aged Teacher
I’m Sean and I’ve been a part of the Neverland team since January 2018. I am currently enjoying a break from the student life and am working full time at the centre, primarily in room A. When I’m not working, I spend the majority of my spare time being physically active, whether it be lifting weights, playing soccer, swimming, hiking, or my new found love of yoga. When I’m at Neverland, it hardly feels like work when I enjoy so much of what the job entails: playing games, organizing activities, and of course, physical activity. I recognize that by spending time with the children day to day, I am instrumental in their development and so I approach every day with a positive attitude with my the goal of maintaining a beneﬁcial learning environment. I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had here at Neverland so far and look forward to all the good times yet to come.
Kourtenay CuthbertSchool Aged Teacher
Hello parents, guardians and children. My name is Kourtenay and I absolutely love working here. This will be my 6th year at Neverland. I am also a full-time Education Assistant in the Delta School District and have worked both jobs since 2015. I am a very energetic person who is always smiling and laughing!
Danica McCormackSchool Aged Teacher
Hello everyone at Neverland Children's Centre! My name is Danica McCormack and I could not be happier about working here. I am a current university student at KPU who loves working with children. I have been coaching at Delta Gymnastics for the last 5 years and look forward to continuing to help teach children here at the centre. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to have the opportunity to get to know all the great people here at Neverland.
Caitlin WorthSchool Aged Teacher
My name is Caitlin Worth. I am a college student with an interest in teaching and a love for children. I have been working at Neverland Children’s Centre since June 2016 and have really loved getting to know all the children. I have enjoyed working along side all ages here at Neverland. Through the training I have received here, as well as completing the Responsible Adult Course, I feel I have gained valuable experience to be able to effectively communicate and connect with all the children. Working with children has always put a smile on my face and coming to work here at Neverland is always a positive part of my week. I have a passion for sports and along with playing them myself, I have been coaching cheerleading for the past 3 years at a local gym. I look forward to meeting more new faces and continuing to share my energetic and outgoing personality with all the children here at Neverland.
Jessey NelsonSupport Worker
Hi everyone, I’m Jessey Nelson! I’ve been working around kids ever since I was old enough to babysit my neighbours and it’s always been something I’ve really enjoyed. Working with kids and people, in general, has been a passion of mine as long as I can remember which is why I love my job at Neverland Children’s Centre. Some of my other passions include travelling, seeing live performances, and anything involving ﬁlm or TV. When I’m not working at the daycare, I do background work for ﬁlm and television. My future plans include going back to school and studying the art of ﬁlm to pursue a career making movies or television shows. Feel free to say hi or ask me any questions about my life and I can’t wait to meet all the kids and ﬁnd out more about their future passions. Cheers!
Alyssia RequenaSupport Worker
Hi everyone, my name is Alyssia Requena. I am a Community Support Worker and have been working with children & youth for over 10 years. When I'm not working, I enjoy going to the drum circle at Third Beach in Stanley Park on Tuesdays and travelling.