Staff

We are so fortunate to have a phenomenal team that is dedicated towards creating a warm and caring environment for the children of our community here at The Nesting Nook!

Introducing…

Stacey Cooper: RECE & Centre Supervisor

Hi, my name is Stacey Cooper and I am the Centre Supervisor at The Nesting Nook! I am a RECE graduate of Mohawk College, and also have my Psychology degree from Brock University. I have been working with children for over 20 years, whether it be while I was teaching figure skating, working as a nanny for 10 years and most recently working as a Toddler teacher and in a Program Support role for the Infant and Toddler programs at my previous centre for 4 years.

I was born and raised here in Binbrook and still call it home today. I look forward to reconnecting with the community and getting to know your families.

My husband and I have a 4 year old fur baby named Beckett, he is a very spoiled Hungarian Vizsla. In our spare time we love to travel, and just be with family and friends!

Angie Khamis: RECE

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My name is Angie Khamis, I am the RECE in the Preschool 2 classroom and have been since we opened. I graduated from Mohawk College in 2015. Since then I have supplied for the Hamilton Catholic Children’s Centres, in their toddler, preschool and their before and after care rooms. I also did supply work at Infant Jesus Kindergarten and Nursery Daycare. I have always had an interest in caring for children and children/adults with exceptionalities. While in high school I did a co-op in the life skills room as well as Able Living, a retirement home for adults with special needs. I created such a strong connection with so many of them and loved to spend quality time playing board games, reading stories, helping them go shopping for needs, and even assisting them on learning how to walk.

I have 8 very energetic nephews, I’ve spent many years babysitting and watching them grow. I am the youngest of five, I have two brothers and two sisters as well as two very loving and protecting parents.

The children I care for at the Nesting Nook mean the world to me. I try and build such a loving relationship with each child because I feel that it is so important for them to feel a sense of belonging in their environment. Every child learns differently and at a different pace, we are here to help support and guide them throughout their adventures.

Ashley Anselmo: RECE

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Hi, my name is Ashley Anselmo. I am the RECE in the Toddler Room. I have always loved working with children. I have my diploma in Early Childhood Education from Mohawk College and I am registered with the College of ECEs. I have been with The Nesting Nook since we opened in 2015. Before I came to The Nesting Nook I was an infant room teacher at First Class Children’s Centre in Hamilton and I also practiced the Reggio Emilia approach at McMaster’s Children’s Centre.
I enjoy working hands on in the classroom with the children and teaching them something new every day. My favourite part of being an ECE is to see the children’s faces when they learn a new skill or reach a milestone.
I am currently taking courses in my spare time on interior design, I enjoy putting my creativity to good use in the classroom and at home.

Rachel Sutor: RECE

My name is Rachel Sutor I am an RECE and I have my Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph. I majored in Child and Youth studies and minored in Psychology. I recently graduated Mohawk College from the Early Childhood Education diploma program.
I have been part of The Nesting Nook Team since Spring 2016 and I work in the Preschool 1 classroom.
I have experience working with children in the early childhood setting as well as in the elementary school setting.
I love working with children and having an impact on their growth and development.

Nicole Diamantino: RECE

My name is Nicole Diamantino and I recently graduated Mohawk College from the ECE program with honours. I have been part of The Nesting Nook team since Spring 2016. I am also a supply staff for the FDK programs with HWDSB.
I have been a volunteer with Binbrook’s local scout group for the past 9 years, helping to provide programming that nurtures a child’s connection with nature as well as the community.
I love the opportunity to learn new things each day alongside the children, and hope to help develop a love of life long learning within the children.

 

Christina Celeste: RECE

Hi, my name is Christina Celeste! I am the RECE in the Junior Preschool room. I am a kind and caring person whose love of animals led me into first becoming a veterinary assistant where I worked at animal clinics in Stoney Creek and Hamilton.  I recently graduated from Mohawk College in 2016 from the Early Childhood Education diploma program.  I have always really enjoyed learning and being in a school environment and I hope to pass on this enthusiastic attitude to the children I will be having under my care as part of the Nesting Nook team.

 

Taylor Lanigan: Program Assistant & CYW

My name is Taylor Lanigan. I am a Program Assistant in the Toddler Room and have been since The Nesting Nook opened in 2015. I graduated from Mohawk College in 2014 with my Child Youth Worker diploma. I previously volunteered as a summer camp counsellor at Kinderseeds in Mount Hope. I have had experiences working with different age groups from toddlers to adults with exceptionalities.
I am committed to helping the children learn and grow daily and enjoy watching them learn new skills.

Michelle Blakeman: Program Assistant

My name is Michelle. I am a Program Assistant in the Preschool 2 room. I have been with The Nesting Nook since shortly after we opened in fall 2015.
I am a mother of 3 beautiful children. Working with children has always been my passion. I am caring, compassionate, and dedicated to the well being of all children. I enjoy helping the children grow and learn each day, there is nothing more rewarding.
I came from a career in costumer service and have been blessed with finding a job I am passionate about! I am going to be pursuing RECE through the apprenticeship program at Mohawk College and can not wait to continue growing as an educator in this wonderful, challenging and rewarding line of work.

Stacey Redshaw: Program Assistant

Hello, I am Stacey! I am a Program Assistant at The Nesting Nook and have been part of the team since December 2015. I am also a proud mother to my son, King.
I have always had a passion for working with children. I love learning, teaching, playing and building relationships with all your little ones everyday!
I am a sports enthusiast and enjoy playing baseball and hockey!

Stephanie Felker: Program Assistant

My Name is Stephanie, I am a mother of three Liam, Lucas and Sophia and a proud wife to my husband Brad. I am currently on maternity leave and I have been with the Nesting Nook since it opened in 2015. I have had a chance to experience every age group but my main room is the Toddler Room.
Before coming to the Nesting Nook I worked at the YMCA before and after care program, which is where my career started in the child care field. I am currently enrolled in the ECE part time program at Mohawk College.
I love working with children because I love to see the kids grow right in front of my eyes and they bring me so much joy every day. I love to sing, dance, do arts & crafts and teach the kids new and exciting things every day.

Dana Rego: Program Assistant

 

My name is Dana Rego,  I’m a mom of an amazing daughter and a step mother of a soon to be in College son and of course my fur baby! I have been with The Nesting Nook since we opened in September 2015. I am in the Preschool 1 room.
My previous work experience with Niwasa Early Learning and Care Centre taught me so much about working with children and families. I feel that along with work experience and my life experience I have a lot of skills that can be an asset to our team.
I love working with children and am excited to watch them learn and grow everyday.

Arjantina (Tina) Younan AKA” Nana”: Cook & Program Assistant

My name is Tina, I am a proud mother of 4 and grandmother to 3 wonderful grandchildren. I am the Cook and a Program Assistant at The Nesting Nook! I have been part of The Nesting Nook family since May 2016. I enjoy cooking and watching all the children enjoy my hard work. I have also been enjoying getting time in the classrooms to play with all the children.

Tricia Jacobs: Program Assistant – Supply Staff

My name is Tricia Jacobs. I am a mother to my beautiful daughter Kelly and I have been part of The Nesting Nook team since fall 2016.
I have always loved working with children whether it is volunteering at my daughter’s elementary school, the local Ontario Early Years Center or even taking care of friends, family and neighbours children.
I am also fully certified to care for foster children by means of Respit support. As a natural crafty DIY and resourceful person, I find it valuable to our children’s needs to nurture their creativity, growth and development through song, play, creative learning and kindness as I have always done with my own.

 

 

At this time we are not hiring, but feel free to forward us a copy of your Cover Letter and Resume to thenestingnook@gmail.com

 

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