Hello my name is Nicole Degouveia and I am an Early Childhood Educator at Mulberry Bush child care center. I have been working here for about 11 years as a preschool teacher.I grew up in Sarnia Ontario, and I went to school at Lambton College where I graduated as a Social Service Worker.  I moved down to London the weekend of my graduation to start a summer job. I got a job doing supply work for child care centers around London. I wanted something more stable and secure. I applied for the job at Mulberry Bush Child Care Center and got hired on the first day I came in. I love working with the preschool age children and knew this is where I wanted to stay. I am now doing the apprentice program at Fanshawe College. Children make me laugh and they can make any bad day into a good one. I love to teach them how do life skills such as read, play and even get dressed on their own.  Though College back home I did all my Co-ops in a school setting so I guess I can say that I already knew my love for children. I am very excited to finish this program and apply it to my classroom.

My name is Nicole (Miss Nikki), I have been working in childcare for over 11 years and have been a part of Mulberry Bush Child Care Since 2016. I have been taking care of children since a young age of 10 by helping with my sisters, and child minding for friends and family. When I did my co-op placement in a child care centre, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in childcare. Being able to teach children and watch them grow, I find very rewarding. This is why I continue to do what I love.

My name is Rianne Doney and I am the Director here at Mulberry Bush Child Care Centre. Throughout my 10 years of working in the childcare field, I have worked with different age groups from infants to preschoolers, and I feel I have grown in my early childhood skills by learning from the children as well as workshops. As a mother of three daughters, early education has always been important to me, knowing that I can help families bring their child/children to their full developmental potential is my goal. I pursued this field for many reasons, the most important one to me is knowing that I have given each child an environment that they can thrive in. As our world changes; the manner we teach changes and with that I believe that every educator should be educating themselves through schooling and workshops. We are always learning, even from the children. I truly love what I do for a living and coming into work everyday and seeing those beautiful faces reminds me every day why I chose this field and why I continue to love my profession. 

My name is Ashley Zold, I graduated from Early Childhood Education in 2014 at Fanshawe College. Ever since I was young growing up with a young brother I knew I always wanted to work with children. When doing placements in college I always enjoyed working with infants but ever since coming to Mulberry Bush I enjoy all ages. I have enjoyed building relationship with all the children and their families. Watching a child grow to their full development makes me very proud to be an educator. I hope to continue in this field for many years. 

My name is Maria. I have been working with children for the past
6 years. I began volunteering at a childcare facility in Paris,On. After, I moved to London to attend Fanshawe College to pursue a career as an Early Childhood Educator. Upon graduation, I began employment here at the Mulberry Bush Childcare Centre. Personally, it has been very rewarding to observe how children learn, grow, develop. I have also enjoyed having my daughter in the preschool room happy with the caring staff.It has been an everyday experience learning from them and from the staff. I love to work with children and also cook for them here at the Mulberry Bush.

My name is Cassandra Drynan, I graduated from the ECE program at Fanshawe college in 2017. I truly do find it enjoyable to watch kids grow and lean in different ways. When I was in school, I did three placements and enjoyed every minute of working with toddlers and school-aged children. I, myself came from a big family and the oldest of four. Being able to watch children expand their knowledge and growth brings me happiness. I do enjoy building connections with each child. Children are funny, and always know how to warm your heart any day. I can’t wait to see what the future brings me. 

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Hi my name is Keri, I have been with Mulberry for a year I have always had a great love for children. At a very early age I knew I that I wanted some type of career which involved children and their care and well being.I completed my ECE in 2000 at Northwest Community College in BC, when I moved back to Ontario in 2003 I completed my equivalency which enabled me to work as an ECE, I have been an ECE for 15 enjoyable years and hope to continue to enjoy for another 15 years.

I am Miss Trish, I am a graduate of Lambton College and have been working in the childcare field for 21 years at Mulberry Bush Child Care Centre. I am married and my husband and I are the proud parents of two beautiful children Mackenzie, 7 and Matthew, 3. I chose childcare as my profession because of the love I have for children. Watching them grow and process through the different stages of life gives me satisfaction and joy. I enjoy my work with children very much and it is my hope and dream to continue working with them for a long time into my future.

Hello, I am Michelle Holst, after graduating from Fanshawe College as a Child and Youth Worker and joined the Mulberry Bush family in 2015. Throughout my educational journey I have gained experience assisting school aged children learn strategies to cope with autism in the school system, as well as providing support to children and youth facing a variety of challenges in life.  Building confidence in our youth is a passion of mine, as I believe that a positive self-image is the first step to a brighter future. In order to provide an encouraging and engaging atmosphere in the classroom, I enjoy creating an environment filled with respect and compassion to ensure a strong foundation for every child to flourish and thrive.