Staff Members

Birchland Owner/Directors

Najia Osmanzai-Owner/Director

It is an honour and a thrill to be the owner/director of Birchland Tree House Play Care ltd. As an introductory of myself, I have over 20 years’ experience of teaching- where I first originated my degree Bachelor of Education back home. Earning my diplomas in Early Childhood Education, Infant and Toddler and Special Needs has inspired me to manifest a childcare busines that can aid children’s growth and development. Working with children and observing their creativity, development and thoughts always brings a smile to my face and warms my heart.

Madina Osmanzai-Manager 

I have always admired children ever since I was a child! I love working with children and observing their unique creativity when they do different kinds of experiments. I aspire to pursue my Early Education platform career by earning my Bachelor of Education degree. Through this works reveals I hope I get closer to the type of desire and ambition I attain working with children.

3-5 Group Care Staff

Bhawna – Supervisor

I believe that children learn best through play and exploring the world around them. My philosophy is to nurture children with an environment that is warm, inviting and that provides them with the opportunities for intellectual growth and development. My focus is on creating a positive environment where children discover the love for learning that will foster creativity, confidence and resilience through play-based experience.

Young – ECE Teacher

I enjoy spending time with children and communicating with them. Children have positive and bright energy. Those make me positive person too.  I also know that this is the most important time for children to grow up, so I try everything to have a good influence on them. Watching children grow is the most rewarding and rewarding thing for me.

Anupa – ECE Teacher

Hello everyone, my name is Anupa and I am from India. I am an Early Childhood Educator and aspiring my way to the diploma in early childhood education. I am very passionate to work with children and I am happy to be a part of children’s learning journey. I like to work with children because they are curious and energetic. I have gained experience and knowledge through my different volunteering experiences and working as an educator. I am happy to be the part of the Birchland Tree House and looking forward to teach and learn from children.

Naz – ECE Teacher

 

My name is Nastaran but the children call me Nas. I have many years of experience in the Early Childhood field. I love my job, because we get to have fun through learning! I am looking forward to working with you and your children as we get to explore many adventures together! 

Amy – ECE Teacher

I am so glad and grateful to be a part of the Birchland Tree House and working with great staff and lovely children.
As I have been working with young children at my church Sunday School for a long time and also raising my two kids, I have realized that each child is very precious. I want to make precious memories with Birchland’s children. 

 
 

Out of School Program Staff:

Sue – Out of School Supervisor

I have worked at Birchland Daycare for over 25 years. I consider Birchland daycare my second home. I have helped raise many children in our community and look forward to each new day filled with new adventures. We really do have the best job in the world.

With the company 27 years

Laura – Out of School Program Assistant

It is a pleasure to become part of Birchland Tree House family.
Working with children brings me joy . Being part of their growth is a lot of responsibility and great privilege to me.
As a teacher, mentor and trilingual coach I believe that by giving children opportunities & confidence, we encourage them to reach their full potential.
KIDS: MY JOY, MY PASSION, OUR FUTURE.
 
With the company – 3 year

Dianne – Out of School Program Teacher

I have been in the field for over 25 years and involved with Birchland daycare for most of that time. I have two grown children of my own and wonderful grandchildren that bless my life everyday. My experiences with children have taught me to “expect the unexpected”. Everyday is different and I look forward to greeting each meaningful experience, even the challenging ones. I love having the opportunity to get in touch with my creative side, and sharing that with the children at the centre through my decorative boards and weekly crafts.

With the company 28 years

Farzana – Out of School Program Assistant

It’s been almost 3 years since I joined the team at Birchland Treehouse. Since then I have met some of the friendliest staff i could have imagined. Not only do I enjoy my coworkers but I’m also honoured to be a positive influence to all the children.
(Group after school )

 

Ava – ECE Teacher

To know a bit about me, I am known to be very energetic and my relationship with children. It gives me joy to be able to care for them, spend time with them, and be involved in their development. I am eager to  have started my journey with Birchland Tree House Play Care Ltd. and to have the opportunity to work with many families, their loved ones, and also their kind and helpful staff. 

I am currently studying ECE and Bachelor of Education. In the near future my goal is to open my own daycare and a non-for-profit organization for childrens in poverty. 

Tree Climbers Preschool Teachers:

Bhawna – Supervisor

I believe that children learn best through play and exploring the world around them. My philosophy is to nurture children with an environment that is warm, inviting and that provides them with the opportunities for intellectual growth and development. My focus is on creating a positive environment where children discover the love for learning that will foster creativity, confidence and resilience through play-based experience.

Young – ECE Teacher

I enjoy spending time with children and communicating with them. Children have positive and bright energy. Those make me positive person too.  I also know that this is the most important time for children to grow up, so I try everything to have a good influence on them. Watching children grow is the most rewarding and rewarding thing for me.

Anupa – ECE teacher

Hello everyone, my name is Anupa and I am from India. I am an Early Childhood Educator and aspiring my way to the diploma in early childhood education. I am very passionate to work with children and I am happy to be a part of children’s learning journey. I like to work with children because they are curious and energetic. I have gained experience and knowledge through my different volunteering experiences and working as an educator. I am happy to be the part of the Birchland Tree House and looking forward to teach and learn from children.

Infant/Toddler Program Teachers:

Mia – Infant and Toddler Teacher/Supervisor

It is such a pleasure to work with Birchland’s lovely children and amazing staff. I am both a teacher and a mom. I believe teaching children at this stage in their lives, creates a beginning in life’s sketchbook, and it is my pleasure to be apart of that. The children’s bright smiles make me appreciate my work as a teacher.

With the company – 4 years

Bella – Infant and Toddler Teacher

It’s my honor to work with great teachers and see lovely children at Birchland Tree House daycare centre. I’ve studied ECE Basic and Infant &Toddlers certificate in BC. The reason why I choose Early Childhood Education is that children make me happy. I am a passionate educator who loves children. Furthermore, I am dedicated to living a life for the children that I am taking care of. I’m thankful for giving me the opportunity to work with amazing team at Birchland Tree House.

Young – Infant and Toddler Teacher

I am very excited to join the Birchland Tree House team and happy to be working with the children.  I graduated from the ECE program from Vancouver Career College and I also volunteered in Sunday School teaching children at my church for over 14 years.  It is a real joy and very rewarding for me to watch the childrens’ growth and development on a daily basis.  I love working at Birchland Tree House because not only do I love spending time with children, I also love seeing them learn new things and getting better at tasks they initially had troubles with.  The part I enjoy the most about my work is the bond you form with the children and their families and the enjoyment on their faces when they arrive at the centre.