Meet the friendly, 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

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

Rebecca Park RECE

Rebecca Park, RECE

Rebecca has a loving, welcoming heart. She enjoys sharing her sense of humour and being active with the children in her care. Rebecca has been working as supply as well as an enhanced staff at St. Jacobs Daycare since graduating … Read More

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. She then graduated from … Read More

Erin Remington RECE

Erin Remington, RECE

Erin Remington, RECE, B.A. Erin appreciates exploring the world alongside children. In her work, she places a strong importance on sharing and expanding on the wonder that comes with children’s daily discoveries, learning, and development. Erin received her B.A. in … Read More