Infant room staff

Nancy (R.E.C.E.)

My name is Nancy and I’ve been working at Montrose since 2001. Through these years I’ve had the opportunity to work with all age groups and Montrose has become my second home. I’m so happy to be working now in the infant room and being able to watch all the infants grow and develop is so rewarding. I also enjoy substituting in the kitchen and being the cook of the day when Joseph is off. When I’m not at work I love to be home and enjoy all my time with my family.

Michelle (R.E.C.E)

Hi, my name is Michelle and I have been working at Montrose Child Care Centre for ten years now. Montrose was one of my field placements while I attended George Brown College and I always knew I wanted to become a part of the team. I am currently working in the Infant room alongside some amazing and supportive room partners. To be able to see children grow and witness so many milestones is the most incredible feeling. Montrose has become a huge part of my life and I am happy to have my son who is currently enrolled in the school age program here as well. We are both grateful to be a part of this community!

Jen (R.E.C.E.)

Hi my name is Jen and I’ve been working at Montrose for over 20 years. I’ve worked in almost all the rooms but I’m currently in the infant room which I love. I graduated from George Brown College with Honors and have also completed the management program there as well. I’m also fluent in French and love to practice the language when I can. In my spare time I spend lots of time with my family.

Ivy (R.E.C.E.)

My name is Ivy. I have been working at Montrose for over 10 years. Montrose is my second family. I am passionate about my job. I was an elementary school teacher in China. I graduated from Seneca College in 2009. I can speak four languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Taishan Hua and English. My hobbies are zumba dance, making hand-made crafts and gardening. I love doing creative activities with children.

Our toddler room staff

Tekesha (R.E.C.E)

Hi My name is Tekesha. I’m currently a teacher in the toddler room . I have been working at Montrose for 20 plus years. This place must be pretty phenomenal cause I’m still here!

Nana (R.E.C.E.)

Hi, I’m Nana. I’ve been with Montrose since doing a student placement in 2012. I enjoy hiking, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, and traveling around the world whenever I get the chance. I also consider myself an adrenaline junkie. Jumping off cliffs and rollercoasters? I’m there.

Meskerem (R.E.C.E.)

My name is Meskerem. I’m Ethiopian-Canadian living in Toronto. I am a wife and mother of 2. I love getting my nails done, I love staying organized, I’m a big fan of the Toronto Raptors, and I love spending time with my family. I have been working at Montrose for more than 10 years and I love working with everyone here, they’re like family to me!

Our preschool room staff

Bibi (R.E.C.E.)

Hi, I’m Bibi, a RECE who graduated from GBC. I have been in the field for 12 years, which is as long as I’ve been employed at Montrose. I enjoy traveling and cooking with my family.

Kindergarten before and after care

Johanna (R.E.C.E.)

Hi, I’m Johanna! Some people call me “Jo” for short. I enjoy eating food, watching movies and spending time with my family and friends during my free time. I’m a big collector of sneakers, love doing my nails and most of all, I love traveling, especially to the beach!

Our school age room staff

Chantel (R.E.C.E.)

Hi, I’m Chantel. I am a full-time school- age staff member. I have been at Montrose since I completed my student placement and graduated in 2014. My greatest joys are spending time with my daughter, reading and being creative. Through my work, I aim to get to know children and help them be their true authentic selves.

Rob (R.E.C.E.)

Hi I’m Rob. I’ve worked in childcare for 35 years, almost 30 of them at Montrose. My goal for your child is that they go home having had the best day! I hope to instill in your child a love and respect for the natural world and that they grow to live in harmony with it. My interests include walking in nature, exploring and photographing the city, baking and cooking. I own an embarrassing amount of cookbooks!


Joseph (Chef At Montrose Bistro)

Hi, I’m Joseph, a Grenadian-Canadian. My roots at Montrose are deep. My daughter attended the daycare from infant room to school age room and the school from kindergarten to grade six. I’ve proudly been the cook at Montrose for more than 25 years. I love cooking and I love to see the smiling faces of the kids enjoying the meals I make for them. I cook from scratch and with heart. My favorite compliment is, “Joseph, you’re the best cooker!”

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