Preschool Staff Bios
Lorraine completed the Child and Youth Care program and several third year courses at the University of Victoria. She continues to further her education by attending yearly professional development courses in the field of Child & Youth Care and ECE sectors. Lorraine has been at Britannia for many years and is honoured to work in such a diverse, exciting and ever-changing environment.
Vasi has been working at Britannia since 1996 and is currently the Head Teacher at Britannia Preschool. She is licensed in Early Childhood Education for 3-5 year olds, Infants, Toddlers and has her Special Education Certificate. Vasi is also a professional visual artist whose work can be seen at the Vancouver Art Gallery Art Rentals and Sales Department. She has worked as an art teacher in an Elementary School setting and for Community Centres in Vancouver and on the Sunshine Coast. Her work experience includes assisting in the production of music videos, commercials and feature films.
Children's Activity Leader
Monica joined the Britannia Preschool team in 2002. She has an Education degree from Chile. She is a Licensed Early Childhood Educator and is certified as a Special Needs Educator. Monica has also worked at the Children's Hospital in Chile with Infants and toddlers. She is fluent in English and Spanish and has a passion for travelling and Salsa dancing.
Michelle graduated from college in 1995 with her Early Childhood Education Certificate. Following that she worked in daycare, was a nanny and worked at Eagle’s Nest Aboriginal Headstart Program. She started her childcare work with Britannia in January 2000.
She first worked at Grandveiw Daycare and Out of School Care Program. After having two children she moved permanently to the Britannia Out of School Care Program. Michelle looks forward to this new chapter in her life and working with all the families, children and staff at Britannia Preschool.
StudentsOur Centre welcomes students from several post-secondary schools to do their practicum learning and training within the Preschool program. It is our ongoing mission to actively participate in the development of high quality Early Childhood Educators. All students and volunteers undergo a thorough criminal record and health check prior to acceptance into our facility. Their bio's are posted at the preschool entrance, where you can learn about their individual backgrounds and interests.