Here are our amazing team of educators:
Victoria Lim – Centre Manager
Victoria Lim has years of experience working in different daycares and at a college as an Early Childhood Education instructor. As she has worked closely with young children, educators in the field, and students who are in training to become educators, she became very alert with the quality of practices in the Early years field. Her biggest passion is to reduce the gap between theories/researches in Early Years and educators’ daily practices with young children at childcare centres. Victoria Studied Psychology at UBC before pursuing Early Childhood Education at Sprott Shaw College. Victoria recognizes mining and nurturing young children’s mind and heart takes more than just doing activities and academic teaching. She has integrated Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and BC Early learning framework into the curriculum and the practice to ensure children’s holistic development is being supported.
"I am the former ECE Coordinator and Team Lead at Sprott Shaw College. I have known Victoria Lim for approximately five years. Victoria was hired as an ECE Instructor, Practicum Supervisor, and Coordinator at Sprott Shaw College. Victoria was always willing to take on new challenges and she thrived with any task she attempted.
Victoria is passionate about working in the early childhood field. Her focus is based on the best interest of the child. She values relationships with families, colleagues, and the professional community.
Victoria is creative, innovative, and plans engaging experiences for children based on their interests and developmental needs.
Victoria goes above and beyond to ensure families are included and supported. She genuinely cares about the people she works with."
"I have known Victoria Lim for about 4 years now. We worked at the YMCA together and during that time I have seen her interactions and program planning for young children. Victoria is a warm, nurturing and thoughtful educator. She understands that children are individuals and have different needs. She plans developmentally appropriate activities for children and according to their interests. She treats the children in her care with respect and collaborates with parents to support the needs of the child. Victoria is an asset to any team and in the field of child care.”
"I have spent the last few years working alongside Victoria Lim and I have had the privilege of seeing firsthand her love for children. What makes Victoria special goes beyond her passion for children to a deep knowledge and understanding of how children develop and grow. Her standards are extremely high because she knows and understands children and how we as adults and educators should interact and care for them. Victoria is someone very special who has a lot of love, experience, insight and expertise in the Early Childhood Education field and I am lucky to have been able to work and learn from her."
-Alisha Inch-Branches Preschool
Candace is a fully certified Early Childhood educator who has been working in the field for 9 years. She has worked at many different centres to explore different philosophies and curriculums. She decided to join SEQUOIA to explore our unique approaches to Early Years and to inspire children to follow their own dreams. She is gifted in building a deep and meaningful connection with the children.
Jeanne is a fully certified Early Childhood educator with Infant/toddler qualifications with 3 years of experiences in the childcare field. Jeanne enjoys being outdoor and bringing natural materials to the classroom so the young children can have an opportunity to connect with the nature. She is gifted in respecting and trusting young children’s abilities to explore and learn.
Marilou is a fully certified Early Childhood educator with Infant/toddler and special needs qualifications. She has been working in the field for 6 years and her greatest joy is to be able to see children learning about themselves through play and see them being confident and happy. She is gifted in following and accommodating young infants and toddlers’ developmental needs tactfully.