I'm incredibly grateful to be “Mama” to my almost six years old daughter Ruby Aurelia. My sweet, animal obsessed, nature loving “beach baby” with the incredible dance moves! I have worked with children since I was young, beginning with my own mothers in home daycare, then moving into many childcare volunteer gigs, such as the boys and girls club. I entered the ECE world in 2013, I was completely hooked and never looked back! in 2018 I opened “Little Wild Early Learning” daycare centre in James Bay, lovingly named after my own little wild Ruby. As Ruby moved into Kindergarten years later, I decided it was time to move on from my incredibly long hours and into a position that better suited our families together time. I have always loved the inquisitive and intelligent way children's minds work. The wonder and curiosity they have towards the world around them, never fails to fill my own heart with magic. My teaching style is largely inspired from the Reggio Emilia approach. Besides enjoying my days with the children, I love music, traveling, hiking, paddle boarding and exploring beaches (aka: spend as much time in nature as possible!) and spend my down time writing. I am so excited to create lasting friendships with all of you and build onto this already amazing preschool community!
Kirsten has been a part of Oak Bay Preschool for nearly a decade. While her own children attended, she was a parent volunteer and executive board member. After her kids moved on to Elementary, Kirsten stayed on as an inclusion support worker, ECE assistant and this year she has been our substitute ECE! It's not a stretch to say that Kirsten is part of the heart and soul of Oak Bay Preschool. In 2021/2022 she'll be back to her role as ECE assistant 3 days per week.
When Kirsten is not at preschool you can find her spending time with her two children and husband. She enjoys hiking, biking, running, gardening and spending time with family and friends.