Introducing Team Paradise

Sarina Tryon

Owner / General Manager
Paradise Child Care Centres Ltd.

What inspires me the most about working with children is...

Sarina Tryon

What inspires me the most about working with children is knowing that by providing positive leadership and guidance we are truly helping to set children up for a more successful and fulfilling future. The foundation of learning social and emotional skills at this early age is key in their development and I am so very honoured to part of supporting their life long wellbeing.

My other hobbies and interests include; taking my two amazing daughters on spontaneous trips. We enjoy camping, boating, monster trucks, music concerts, live theatre, swimming, bike riding, paddle boarding and cooking.

What I love the most about being a part of Team Paradise is that my place of work feels like home! Our educators are more like family and truly phenomenal. Their dedication to the children and respect for one another is what makes our centres feel like Paradise.

Erin Bailey

Assistant Manager / Kinder Prep Program Supervisor
Parksville

What inspires me about working with children is...

Erin Bailey

What inspires me about working with children is their unique charm, inquisitive minds and their unbridled enthusiasm for all things. It is fascinating to witness and an honor to be a part of the growth in each child while they make their way in this world.

My hobbies and interests include time with my family exploring the great outdoors. Camping, hiking, swimming and playing games are some of the activities we love sharing in together. I also enjoy photography, design, collecting and arts & crafts.

What I love most about being a member of Team Paradise is that we are truly a team! It’s exciting to collaborate with great people committed to providing the best in child care.

Marlena Foster

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me to work in early childhood education is...

Marlena Foster

What inspires me to work in early childhood education is that it is such a critical yet magical time for development. To be a part of helping children grow and learn, is an absolute honour.

My hobby is nature, it is truly my passion! Growing up on the island has set the basis for this love and I get outside every chance I get.

What I love most about working with Paradise is the people! My amazing colleagues and all the wonderful families I see every day make coming to “work” a pleasure.

Miranda Tanner, Infant & Toddler Program Supervisor, Qualicum BeachMiranda Tanner, Infant & Toddler Program Supervisor, Qualicum Beach

Miranda Tanner

Infant & Toddler Program Supervisor
Qualicum Beach

What inspires me the most about working with children is...

Miranda Tanner

What inspires me to work with children is their love for life, their eagerness to learn and their pure kindness towards others. Witnessing their unique personalities form relationships with one another absolutely warms my heart. Observing their process of investigation and discovery through the provocations we create for them, lights me up! I am in awe of their innate intelligence and truly believe they must be guided with the utmost respect and kindness.

My hobby is being outside rain or shine! I am an avid hiker, I love climbing mountains! I enjoy how my time in nature makes me feel mentally, emotionally and physically rejuvenated! I equally love spending time with my family.

What I love most about working with Paradise is our amazing team and our connection to the community with focus on nature based explorations and learning.

Cathy Brown, Program Educator, ParksvilleCathy Brown, Program Educator, Parksville

Cathy Brown

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me to work with children is...

Cathy Brown

What inspires me to work with children is that from a young age I knew it was my calling. I have a passion for making a difference in children’s lives and I learn something new from them every day!

My hobbies and interests include; reading, baking, playing cards and spending time with my husband. We love traveling, attending live theatre, concerts and movies.

What I love about working with Paradise is our family feel! Our amazing team of ladies truly respect, appreciate and support each other which has created such a positive environment I am truly proud to be a part of it!

Kristy Landal, Program Educator, ParksvilleKristy Landal, Program Educator, Parksville

Kristy Landal

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me the most about working with children is...

Kristy Landal

What inspires me to work with children is that as mother myself I know it is a special privilege to help positively shape the minds and lives of young ones.

My hobbies and interests include; spending time with my family and friends, exploring the many beautiful and breathtaking destinations nearby and practicing mindfulness.

What I love about working with Paradise is our amazing team members who I call friends. Everyone here inspires me with their professionalism, kindness and compassion.

Deborah Anderson-Pytlik, Program Educator, Parksville Deborah Anderson-Pytlik, Program Educator, Parksville

Deborah Anderson-Pytlik

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me to work with children is...

Deborah Anderson-Pytlik

What inspires me to work with children is that I love watching them learn, explore and grow. The pure joy and enthusiasm children have with each new discovery is why I continue to love my role as an educator.

My interests and hobbies are all based on improving myself and caring for my children. I focus on living each day to the fullest, doing things I truly love, finding joy in the little things and learning something new every day.

What I love most about working with Team Paradise is the vast knowledge and experience that each one of us brings to our group. We have created a space where ideas and talents can flourish because everyone is so accepting, open minded and professional.

Barb Hooper, Office Assistant, ParksvilleBarb Hooper, Office Assistant, Parksville

Barb Hooper

Office Assistant
Paradise Child Care Centres Ltd.

What inspires me to work with children is...

Barb Hooper

What inspires me to work with children is the gift they are to this planet. They arrive with pure hearts and eager minds, when we view life from their innocence perspective we are reminded to be more loving and humble. “Where children walk…tread gently with all the love and respect you can muster”. Their future is truly in our hands.

My interests and hobbies are learning photography, walking my dog, hiking, kayaking, camping, gardening and reading.

What I love about being a part of Team Paradise is the tremendous respect for each other the sharing of ideas. Our team of professionals is deeply committed as leaders in the field of early childhood learning.

Kelly Davies, Program Educator, ParksvilleKelly Davies, Program Educator, Parksville

Kelly Davies

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me to work with children is...

Kelly Davies

What inspires me to work with children is their ability to constantly amaze and delight me with their humour, curiosity and imagination.

My hobbies and interests are; swimming, biking, dancing and of course spending time with my precious daughter Julia.

What I love about working at Paradise is that we are a family. We cultivate meaningful relationships with all of the children, getting to know and learn from each of their unique personalities.

Tia Lawson

Assistant Manager / School Age Program Supervisor
Parksville

What inspires me to work with children is...

Tia Lawson

What inspires me to work with children is being able to watch the way they grow and learn, knowing that I have an important role in their everyday development.

My hobbies are playing ice hockey, working out, hiking, biking, rollerblading, camping and spending time with my family.

What I love the most about working at Paradise is our shared passion for our roles as care givers and the strong friendships that have developed because of it.

Tayla Beal

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me to work with children is...

Tayla Beal

What inspires me to work with children is how they keep my spirit Young! They make me laugh and keep my imagination flowing, it doesn't get any better than that!

My hobbies include swimming and art! I love sketching, pottery and painting with watercolors.

What I love the most about working at Paradise is the positive atmosphere and that we get to spend so much time outside with the children. I'm so happy to be a part of such an awesome team.

Kelly Lawson, Program Educator, ParksvilleKelly Lawson, Program Educator, Parksville

Kelsey Lawson

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me to work with children is...

Kelsey Lawson

What inspires me to work with children is how much I learn from them, they help me grow and I get to be a part of helping them grow. It’s a meaningful exchange that I am so grateful for.

My hobbies and interests include; being active and outdoors such as downhill mountain biking, camping and hiking. I also love to read, and make sure that I read every day.

What I love most about being a part of Team Paradise is that we work together so well! I have the pleasure of work alongside the most knowledgeable women whom have taught and continue to teach me so much.

Crystal Cote, Development Co-ordinatorCrystal Cote, Development Co-ordinator

Crystal Coté

Program Educator / Business Development / Intake Coordinator
Paradise Child Care Centres Ltd.

I am inspired daily to work with children by...

Crystal Cote

I am inspired daily to work with children by the intuitive wisdom they naturally bring to our world. I recognize that each child has their own set of unique gifts and that even the smallest of interactions have a lasting impact on their emotional and mental wellbeing.

My hobbies and interests include being out in nature with my kids, playing with our pup Walter, paddle boarding, singing, teaching yoga and meditation. I am also deeply passionate about my work as a Life Coach supporting others in their personal development.

What I love about being a part of Team Paradise is the opportunity to witness and learn from our educators. They naturally practice such mindful care with each child and it is awe inspiring.

Diane Jennings, Infant & Toddler Program Supervisor, ParksvilleDiane Jennings, Infant & Toddler Program Supervisor, Parksville

Diane Jennings

Infant & Toddler Program Supervisor
Parksville

What inspires me to work with children is...

Diane Jennings

What inspires me to work with children is the joy I feel being around them. Hearing a toddler say my name for the first time brings a smile to my heart. Knowing that I am helping them become more independent while feeling safe and secure to explore the world around them is highly rewarding.

My hobbies and interests are kayaking, swimming, camping, hiking, traveling, disc golf and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy making crib boards, photography and curling up with a cup of tea and a good book while relaxing by the fire.

What I love most about being part of Team Paradise is how friendly, helpful and knowledgeable everyone is. I continue to learn new ideas and concepts from my colleagues daily which keeps our work environment positive and our children happily engaged.

Meaghan Jones, Program Educator, ParksvilleMeaghan Jones, Program Educator, Parksville

Meaghan Jones

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me the most about working with children are...

Meaghan Jones

What inspires me to work with children is the opportunity to have a positive influence on them. I hope to inspire healthy and happy minds by empowering the children with love, leadership, and kindness.

My hobbies and interests include gardening, practicing yoga and meditation, knitting, cooking, and vehicle mechanics/detailing.

What I love most about working at Paradise is the environment that has been created for the children to thrive in. The classrooms are very calming and tranquil leaving me feeling happy, safe, and motivated while at work.

Taylor Adams, Program Educator, Qualicum BeachTaylor Adams, Program Educator, Qualicum Beach

Taylor Adams

Program Educator
Qualicum Beach

I am inspired to work with children every day for...

Taylor Adams

I am inspired to work with children every day for their incredible ideas and desire to learn everything under the sun. Being in a child care setting is such an amazing place full of wonder, curiosity, and excitement.

My interests include walking and playing with my dogs, being with my family and always looking for ways to stay healthy.

What I love about being a part of the Paradise Team is we are always looking for ways to make our practice even better. We also work together incredibly well, always willing to be flexible and support one another.

Amber Kimmie, Program Educator, ParksvilleAmber Kimmie, Program Educator, Parksville

Amber Kimmie

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me to work with children is...

Amber Kimmie

What inspires me about working with children is their constant excitement to learn new things. I love to watch the children light up with that “ah ha” moment. Their imagination and creativity is a daily reminder to not take life so seriously.

My hobbies and interests include hiking, camping, beach time, swimming, spending time with my husband and baby girl, having family and friends over for a fire and visit I also really enjoy kickboxing for my mental and physical health.

What I love most about working at Paradise is the high quality of care each team member strive to offer. As a mother myself, I know the value of feeling complete trust in a care provider to create the best experience my child and yours while away from home.

Kim Bowser, Program Educator, ParksvilleKim Bowser, Program Educator, Parksville

Kim Bowser

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me to work with children is...

Kim Bowser

What inspires me to work with children is my love for playing alongside of them and exploring the world around us through their unique, individual perspective.

My hobbies and interests are; competitive running, cycling, swimming, kayaking and dragon boating.

What I love about working at Paradise is that it is a welcoming environment that offers a dedicated team of caring and supportive professionals whom always have the children’s best interest at heart.

Ashley Moore, Program Educator, Qualicum BeachAshley Moore, Program Educator, Qualicum Beach

Ashley Moore

Program Educator
Qualicum Beach

What inspires me the most about working with children are...

Ashley Moore

What inspires me the most about working with children are my own childhood experiences growing up in care. At an early age one caregiver made such a positive and impactful difference in my life that I have since felt called to offer that same positive difference in the lives of Children. I am inspired by their genuine interactions, their perspective of the world and the funny things they say and do, I love making them laugh. Every day is a joy watching them experience new things and grow up to be amazing humans.

My interests and hobbies include; photography, painting, playing guitar, camping, traveling, concerts, working out at the gym and spending time with my friends and family.

What I love about being a member of Team Paradise is that everyone is so warm and easy to work with. We work together and support each other to grow, it’s an empowering feeling and I really enjoy being here!

Dori Tasker, Program Educator, CourtenayDori Tasker, Program Educator, Courtenay

Dori Tasker

Program Educator
Courtenay

What inspires me to work with children is...

Dori Tasker

What inspires me to work with children is watching the pure joy on their lit up face when they learn something while having fun, the “ah ha” moments!

My Hobbies and interests include; hiking, swimming, biking and paddle boarding with my husband and my two toy poodles Zeppelin and Zoso. I think flowers are beautiful and I’m obsessed with giraffes. I love the smell of fresh air and being outdoors as it rejuvenates the body as a whole.

What I love about working with Paradise are the joyful learning adventures by the ocean with these amazing little people.

Linda Cowan, Program Educator, ParksvilleLinda Cowan, Program Educator, Parksville

Linda Cowan

Program Educator
Parksville

What inspires me to work with children is...

Linda Cowan

What inspires me to work with children is their sense of freedom and wonder, I love their imaginative minds and helping to shape their minds with caring guidance.

My hobbies and interests include: spending time with my family, they are my world! I very much enjoy nature and being outdoors, I find peace being around water and walking in the woods. We love riding bikes, camping, swimming, quadding, and playing softball.

What I love most about working at Paradise is the calm and inviting environment, great communication and routines, as well as a strong sense of teamwork and togetherness.

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Sarina Tryon

CEO

Brody Harris

Baker

Jackie Taylor

Barista

Hailey Owen

Baker

Jade Eliot

Baker

Alvin Terry

Barista

Remi Lynch

Service

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Service
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