Meet the friendly, fully-qualified staff of St. Jacobs Daycare!

In addition to being qualified Registered Early Childhood Educators, our educators are trained in First Aid and CPR.

St. Jacobs Daycare educators are committed to ongoing professional development, in areas of child development, behaviour management, nutrition, documentation and curriculum planning. They are dedicated professionals who bring unique qualities and gifts to the program.

Denise Fretz

Denise Fretz, RECE

Executive Director Denise is one of the first people you will meet or speak to at St. Jacobs Daycare. She always has a smile and kind words for the children and parents alike as they enter the daycare each morning. … Read More

Meghan Bennett

Meghan Bennett, RECE

Facility Supervisor Meghan has an energetic and outgoing nature, which helps her connect naturally and easily with both children and parents.  The children love her wonderful creative art experiences and her positive attitude.  She has an eye for design, which helps … Read More

Amanda Clemmer

Amanda Clemmer, RECE

Amanda has a strong ability to create exciting, relevant, and challenging learning experiences through observation and documentation of children’s play.  She draws on her knowledge of child development combined with her ability to connect with children and families to create … Read More

Chantell Rowan

Chantell Rowan, RECE

Chantell is passionate about the care and education of young children. She feels that young children learn best in a positive learning environment that promotes a sense of belonging, security and joyful learning.  She creates learning opportunities that promotes children’s natural … Read More

Reda Edres

Reda Edres, RECE

Reda has a strong ability to plan learning experiences based on children’s interests through observation and documentation. She has a deep understanding of child development which helps her to challenge children based on their developmental level. She loves the outdoors … Read More

Carissa Budimlic

Carissa Budimlic, RECE

Carissa is a warm and empathetic educator who connects to children and families easily. Carissa knew at a pretty early age that she wanted to work with kids. So, she joined the ECE program at Conestoga College, and graduated the … Read More

Holly Martin

Holly Martin, RECE

Holly has a warm, caring and friendly personality. She is passionate about creating a learning environment that fosters children’s sense of belonging. She creates learning experiences that build on children’s interests and sense of wonder. Holly graduated from Conestoga College … Read More

Sylvia Horst

Sylvia Horst

Sylvia showcases a loving nature, kind spirit and high energy with the children in her care; which allows her to make quality connections. Sylvia has had plenty experience working with children through summer day camps, coaching gymnastics and nannying for … Read More

Meagan Scurrah

Meagan Scurrah, RECE

Meagan has admired the imaginations that children can bring and has taken those interests into caring for, and teaching young minds. Meagan graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2019; completing her Honours BA specializing in Psychology, with a minor … Read More