our staff

Our friendly and child oriented employees, are First Aid Certified and are continously upgrading their skills."Criminal Check Mandatory". Preschool Staff are ECE Qualified or in training... Ratios: 2 Staff-20 kids, Classroom is licensed for 20 students. As per Licensing, Preschool & Out of School Care Programs cannot be mixed at any time.

Kimberly Swain-Wishinski / Owner & Operator
I am the Owner & Operator of Kids in the Grove Topham & West Langley! I have been a resident of Walnut Grove since 1986 attending both West Langley Elementary & Walnut Grove Secondary Schools. I'm a Wife, Mother and Auntie! I have been an active participant in the community; working with children since my early adolescence. Seeing a need for a daycare that was convenient to working families, I opened JK Kids Club in 2002 operating out of local schools. Since then, our name has changed, but our belief has not; "to provide a trusting, open and fair atmosphere so the students can have the ability to express themselves in a comfortable and confident manner".
*Langley College Early Childhood Education Program
*Responsible Adult Training Workshops
*Preschool Speech and Language Certificate
*Supporter of BC Children's Hospital (First Son was born 2 months premature)

Lauren / Topham Location Manager
Preschool & School Age
I am the Manager & Early Childhood Educator for the Topham location. I've been with Kids in the Grove for since 2006, a resident of Walnut Grove for 20+ years; attending both Gordon Greenwood Elementary and Walnut Grove Secondary School. I am a Wife , Mom and an Auntie! During my adolescence, I babysat for families within the community and worked at various daycare centers.
*Langley College Early Childhood Education Program
*Preschool Speech and Language Certificate
*Ready Set Learn Training

Emerald / West Langley Manager
Preschool & School Age
I am the Manager & Early Childhood Educator for the West Langley Location. I've been with Kids in the Grove since 2016! I am a Wife and Stepmom!
*Early Childhood Education Certificate
*Preschool Speech and Language Certificate

Karen/ Preschool & School Age
I am an Early Childhood Educator and School Age Worker at the Topham Location! I have been with Kids in the Grove since 2017! Before I joined the KITG Team, I had my own Daycare out of my home here in Walnut Grove; looking after many children of various families in our a community! I am a Mom of 3 and a Nana!

Carly / Preschool & School Age
I am an Early Childhood Educator and School Age Worker at the Topham Location! I have been with Kids in the Grove since 2017! I am a Wife and reside here in Walnut Grove!

Emily / School Age
I am an Early Childhood Assistant & School Age Worker at the West Langley Location! I am currently attending school to acquire my Teaching Degree! I have been with the Kids in the Grove Team since 2017!

Robyn / Preschool & School Age

Sydney / Preschool & School Age
I am a School Age Worker here at the West Langley Location! I am currently attending school to acquire my Child & Youth Care Degree! I was born and raised in Walnut Grove, with my family still residing here! During the school year I am busy with my studies, coming home for holidays; then I return to Kids in the Grove to help the team with our Summer Programming!

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