Preschool Staff Bios

Senior Supervisor

LORRAINE completed the Child and Youth Care Counseling (CYCC) program at Douglas College and third year CYCC courses at the University of Victoria. She has completed countless hours of professional development courses in the CYC and ECE field. She is also a certified ECE Educator. In addition to coordinating and planning many events, Lorraine has been at Britannia for many years and is honored to work in such a diverse, exciting and ever changing environment. Lorraine looks forward to getting to know all of your beautiful children.


Head Teacher

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.


Auxiliary Children Activity Leaders


AMNAH has been in the ECE field for 13 years, and graduated from Vancouver Career college in 2009 with an ECE certificate and have been working in the field since. Prior to working at Britannia preschool, she worked at Mount Pleasant Child Care Society for 8 years. Aside from working with children, her two biggest passions in life are travel, health and fitness. Amnah is looking forward to working with all the children, families and staff at Britannia preschool.


MERANDA is originally from Thailand; she has been in Canada since 2013. She completed her Early Childhood Education certification 2022. She has over 10 years of child care experience, internationally. Meranda has worked at many child care centres in Vancouver, with both toddlers and school age children. She enjoys working with all ages of children.


TINA is a substitute teacher for the Britannia Child Care programs and has her Early Childhood Education Assistant certificate (ECEA) license. She is currently pursuing the full ECE certificate, studying at Burnaby Community and Continuing Education. Tina has three years experience working in a daycare with children aged three to five years old. She enjoys working with children and is very happy to join the Britannia family


Our 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.