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 10 years, a resident of Walnut Grove for 20+ years; attending both Gordon Greenwood Elementary and Walnut Grove Secondary School. I am a Wife 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 am a Wife and a StepMom!

Angela / Preschool & School Age
I am an Early Childhood Educator at the Topham Location! I've been with Kids in the Grove for 6 years! I have been living in Walnut Grove for about 10 years and graduated from Walnut Grove Secondary School. I am Korean-Canadian and speak fluently in both English and Korean. After SFU I had an opportunity to go to Korea and teach at an English Preschool. I had always loved children but this experience is what led me to further my studies in Early Childhood Education.
*Major in Communications at SFU.
*Minor in Early Childhood Education at SFU.
*Early Childhood Education Program VCC.
*Preschool Speech and Language Certificate

Jessica / Preschool & School Age
I am an Early Childhood Educator and School Age Worker at the West Langley location. I've been with Kids in the Grove for 3 years. I have lived in Walnut Grove my entire life and attended James Kennedy Elementary and graduated from Walnut Grove Secondary School. I have been working in ECE for the past two years but have always enjoyed working with children, it is my passion.
*Early Childhood Education assistant Program at VCC

Natasha / Preschool & School Age
I am a School Age Worker at the Topham location. I was born in Surrey and moved to walnut grove in 2006. I went to Topham elementary and graduated from walnut grove secondary school in June 2016. I went to kids in the grove as a child and I am so happy to be working here now. Childcare has been my passion since I was a little girl. I have just started in childcare since I graduated high school, but I plan to continue and to upgrade my knowledge in childcare.
*20 Hour Responsible Adult Certificate

Karen/ Preschool & School Age

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