As a parent, you will want to know everything about our day care centre. It’s only natural! We offer lots of information on this page, from our policies to our monthly newsletter. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call us and ask.
Please take the time to read and familiarize yourself with the policies in our Parents' Handbook.
Our accredited and fully-licensed centre accepts Government Subsidies!
Please note the holidays on which our daycare is closed. You can also download Our Closure Dates to hang on your fridge.
Check Out Our Sample Menu
You can reassure yourself that your children will get nutritious meals while with us. Read our menu to learn more!
Our COVID-19 Policy
We have safely and confidently reopened our centre in Sherwood Park. As we reopen, there are a number of strict guidelines in place to ensure the health and safety of all of our children, families and staff. You can read our in-depth COVID-19 policy included in our registration packet or find an outlined version of Mr. Cake’s Standards here.
Our daycare and OSC programs plan for activities and experiences that the children are interested in and that help promote independence, confidence, self-expression, and new skills development. In addition to weekly planning, we have monthly activity calendars that help support children's learning and get them excited to see what's happening that day! Check out our current Activity Calendar and Newsletter.
Tamara, Program Manager
Tamara holds a Child Development Supervisor certificate granted to her by the Alberta Government. She began her career with Mr. Cake’s Daycare as the program director in 2013. Over the years, Tamara has flourished and has advanced into the Program Manager position.
Tamara took her Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta with a minor in Educational Psychology. Mr. Cake’s Daycare was her first full-time job after completing her degree. She has said that it has been a wonderful experience growing with the company and implementing the training and educational courses. She believes that working with children is invaluable because they keep you young at heart and every day is different and exciting with them.
As a Program Manager, Tamara hopes to create a welcoming learning environment that gives children the opportunities to explore, discover, create and imagine, express themselves, and learn through play. She believes it is important to develop a personal relationship with the families that the daycare serves. Over the years, Tamara has loved getting to know the families as their children have grown with us and truly appreciates the input and support the families show towards the centre.
One of Tamara’s favourite passions outside of work is to travel and cross as many destinations off her list as possible. Her most memorable destinations have been Thailand, China, Cuba, Hawaii, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Morocco and the Azores. On her evenings and weekends, she keeps busy playing on various sports teams, practicing yoga, and playing fetch with her cat, Nora.
Alysha, Program Director
In early 2019, Alysha began working with Mr. Cake’s Daycare as an Out of School Care Educator. Alysha obtained a Child and Youth Care diploma from Grant MacEwan University, which qualified her for a Child Development Supervisor certificate. Over the years, Alysha has advanced into the Program Director position in January of 2022.
Alysha enjoys working with children because it provides an opportunity to learn from each other. She would like to be a positive influence and role model for the children. Alysha hopes that in her role as program director, she can facilitate a great environment for both families and children; Alysha is excited to get to know all our daycare families!
Her background has involved working with the Boys and Girls club as a success coach in a junior high and group care. Previous to working with Mr. Cake’s, Alysha worked in group care, supporting at-risk youth for three years.
Alysha believes that when working with children, you must learn about their individual stories and meet them where they are to support their growth and unique goals.
Alysha has been to California and Mexico and would love to travel to Spain, Ireland, and Seychelles. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. In her spare time, you can find Alysha enjoying a movie or good series, going for coffee or shopping.
Donna, Child Care Educator
Donna has worked with Mr. Cake’s Daycare since 2015. She started as the Out of School Care educator and is now working in the kindergarten room known as the Smarties. She holds a Child Development Supervisor certificate, known formally as a Level Three certificate.
Donna grew up in a sunny, tropical and humid country, the Philippines. She went to the University of Cagayan de Oto and received a Bachelor’s of Secondary Education. She spent the next four years teaching high school students in the Philippines.
Teaching was not Donna’s dream job at the time, but was surrounded by family members who were in the field and decided to take the same path. Once she began her journey, she found she had wonderful experiences helping children grow, explore and learn.
Donna has been with the centre for years and loves what she is doing and enjoys working with children. She loves watching the children progress and feels honoured to be a part of their growth.
In her spare time, Donna enjoys singing, dancing and shopping. She enjoys seafood and vegetables as they make her feel healthy, beautiful and fresh.
Jeanette, Child Care Educator
Jeanette works with our older toddlers in the Yakety Yak room, where she started in 2016. Jeanette obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education in the Philippines. This has qualified her for the certificate of a Child Development Supervisor.
Once Jeanette completed her degree, she went to work in Hong Kong. She then decided to come to Canada and work as a caregiver. She started working with an older couple then began to work with children as a nanny. Jeanette believes that when guiding children you must use a variety of techniques to best support their needs.
Jeanette has two of her own children, ages nine and two. She strives to be a good mom and hopes her children grow up to be kind people. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and husband.
Margie, Child Care Educator
She grew up in the Northern Province of the Philippines. She came to Canada in 2010 and worked with a family as a live-in caregiver. After two years, she applied for an open work permit to allow her to expand her opportunities. She then became a companion in the Devonshire Nursing Home where she stayed for three years. In 2018, Margie received the certificate of a Child Development Assistant and she began her career with Mr. Cake’s Daycare in the Yakety Yak room with our older toddlers.
Margie enjoys taking care of children and has the opportunity to watch children becoming independent. She feels very proud to be a part of Mr. Cake’s as we strive to create a home-like environment where everyone feels welcome and comfortable.
Margie’s goal is to ensure the safety of each child and that they receive the best possible care. She aims to give the love and care that all children deserve.
Roselyn, Child Care Educator
Roselyn graduated with a Bachelor of Secondary Education from Pangasinan State University in the Philippines. She worked in a school library for a few years after graduating. In 2009, she came to Canada and worked as a Training Manager in a Booster Juice before returning to work with children. Roselyn began her career with Mr. Cake’s Daycare in 2014. She holds a Child Development Supervisor Certificate, also known as a level three.
Roselyn began her journey with Mr. Cake’s in the Smarties room as the room supervisor. When returning from maternity leave in 2019, she became the room supervisor in the Mini Pops. Roselyn believes that working with children is such a rewarding job. She loves how she can touch their lives, give love and provide the best care, which all kids deserve, and that makes her life more colourful and meaningful.
Roselyn has three young children, a 4-year-old daughter and twin boys who are one year old. Creativity and art is Roselyn’s passion, she enjoys activities like painting, scrapbooking, and cake decorating.
Mary Jean, Child Care Educator
Mary began her career working in health care facilities as a nurse in the Philippines. While in Canada, Mary started her journey working with children as a nanny in the home of a family. After some time, she began to search for opportunities to work in childcare facilities. Mary Jean holds a Child Development Assistant Certificate.
Mary is an energetic, enthusiastic person who is motivated to succeed in a professional environment. She has a strong and dedicated heart working with children. She feels passionate and focused on delivering high-quality care and security for children. She loves and believes in working with children because it gives her an opportunity to provide the best care for children.
Outside of work, Mary enjoys singing in church as a song leader. She is filled with passion and has a soulful spirit that takes listeners on a journey through a musical world where love and joy balance sorrow and injustice.
If Mary had to bring one thing with her to a deserted island it would be a mirror, so she wouldn’t forget what she looks like.
Debbie, Child Care Educator
Debbie started working for Mr. Cake’s Daycare early in 2020, and she has been such a wonderful addition to our daycare family! Debbie is such a joy to have around and her years of childcare experience and her educational background really make her a one of a kind educator!
Debbie received her Child Development Assistant certificate through Grant MacEwan and has four grown children of her own. Debbie has worked with children since she was a teenager and through babysitting, her love for children grew. Debbie loved being around children so much that she opened up her own day home and ran it for 13 years.
Debbie’s childcare philosophy is that children are all unique, and each child has their own way of connecting to you and the world around them. Debbie is always smiling and laughing, and she loves to get the babies moving and exploring through dance or pulling them around the neighborhood in a wagon. Debbie loves working with the infants because their curiosity is as endless as their hugs and cuddles. She loves to see the babies change and grow right before her eyes and being a part of their crucial early years is so rewarding.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her three grandsons, watching the Oilers play, and she keeps active playing with her two dogs and three cats. It is her dream to travel to South America with her loving husband.
Candra, Child Care Educator
Candra joined our daycare family in the summer of 2021 and has been a great addition to the Little Rascal’s Room! Candra enjoys getting to know each child as a unique individual and finding out what makes them happy. By using this knowledge, she aids the children in helping them grow, maximizes their strengths, and builds their confidence. Candra finds it rewarding to be an integral part of their development.
Candra studied at Northern Virginia Community College, where she studied nursing for two years, and along the way decided to change career paths and switch to child development. Candra has her Child Development Worker Certificate, also known as a Level 2.
Candra’s philosophy is that children are special, unique, full of curiosity and should have a stimulating educational environment to grow and meet their developmental needs. Candra believes in providing a safe environment where children are invited to share ideas and take safe risks.
Candra’s goal for the future is to further her education and become a director one day. She would also love to open her own Child Care facility one day! Candra likes to dance and sing. On Sunday she serves as a Sunday school teacher and has two wonderful children. In her spare time, you can find her relaxing and listening to music or watching Netflix and spending time with her husband and children.
Krystal, Child Care Educator
Krystal joined the daycare family in the fall of 2021 in the Little Rascals room. Krystal graduated from MacEwan University with her Bachelor’s in Child and Youth Care, providing her with her Child Development Supervisor Certificate, also known as a Level 3. Her background has allowed her to work in a variety of environments with diverse age groups; this includes the YMCA, group homes, the ELM program at MacEwan and the GRIT program.
Krystal believes in providing a safe environment in which children’s basic needs can be met and providing a positive learning environment that is both age and developmentally appropriate. Krystal enjoys working with children as it can be both fun and rewarding. She is honoured to be a part of their life journey and help them build a strong foundation. She enjoys helping them grow, learn, develop skills, build connections, and make relationships. Krystal also admires the resiliency that children have.
Some of Krystal’s interests are reading, doing puzzles and scrapbooking. She is also learning how to play the Ukulele. She also loves the warm weather and anything tropical! Krystal enjoys celebrating holidays with family and friends. Krystal has travelled within Canada, the Dominican Republic and Ireland; she would love to travel to Hawaii and New Zealand.
We are excited for Krystal as she embarks on the new journey of becoming a mom and wish her all the best while she is on maternity leave until October 2023.
Maribeth, Child Care Educator
Maribeth joined our daycare family in early 2021 and has been a great addition to our daycare family and Mini Pop’s room.
Maribeth was born and raised in the Southern Philippines and completed her Bachelor of Arts at Mindanao State University. After her graduation, Maribeth then began a career of travelling to different countries to work as a live-in caregiver and nanny for various families. She worked in this field for several years, and her career took her to Kuwait, Taiwan, Dubai and then finally to Canada.
Maribeth loves being a positive role model and educator to the children. She loves that every day is a different experience, and she knows she has a great responsibility each day, but that it is all worth it. She believes that working with children is invaluable as you shape many lives of young children and equip them with the necessary skills they need in life.
Maribeth also believes in being a lifelong learner and is currently working towards her Level 2 Certification in Early Childhood Education. She wishes to expand her learning and apply emerging childcare research and best practices to the children here at Mr. Cake’s.
Maribeth lives with her husband and hopes to one day have a child of her own as well as one dog and one cat.
Makena, Child Care Educator
Makena started with Mr. Cake’s in the fall of 2021; she holds her Child Care Assistant Certificate. She works with us part-time as support to various rooms while balancing university. Makena enjoys working with children because she loves watching them grow every day. She loves their enthusiasm and is happy to be a part of their experiences; children are always willing to learn and use their imaginations.
Makena is in her third year of studying psychology with a minor in education which she is taking at Concordia University. She is hoping to get a master’s in speech pathology, which is her dream career and goal. Makena wants a profession where she can watch children learn and develop through having fun! She loves helping children to reach success and achieve their goals. She believes in providing a positive relationship to children through positive student-teacher relationships. Makena also believes that children learn best through experience and engagement with one another. Her goal is to form relationships with kids to benefit their learning and provide what works best for them.
Makena used to be a dancer and danced for 11 years. She has two dogs named Navie and Banks. She loves to travel and has been as far as Bali and Australia. Makena’s travel dreams are to go to Europe. She enjoys staying active and spending time with friends in her spare time.
Chelsea, Child Care Educator
Chelsea graduated high school in 2018. Since then, Chelsea has been with Mr. Cake’s off and on since 2018 while balancing school and work. Chelsea holds her Child Care Assistant Certificate.
Chelsea enjoys working with children because it is fun and rewarding. She loves the opportunity to teach and provide fun activities for them to learn and explore.
Chelsea’s philosophy includes the importance of providing a safe and caring environment where children can learn and play. It is also important to her to help children develop strong self-esteem so they can become confident learners.
In Chelsea’s spare time, she enjoys hiking in the summer and going on walks with her dog Margo. Chelsea also loves spending time baking on the weekends and makes delicious cinnamon buns.
Jordyn, Child Care Educator
Jordyn began working with Mr.Cake’s Daycare in August 2021 and has been a great support and addition to the team! She graduated from Bev Facey High School in 2020 and studied to become a hairdresser. Jordyn realized she enjoys working with children more.
She is pursuing furthering her education in childcare, and one of her goals is to attain her Level 3 Certificate, also known as Child Care Supervisor. Jordyn started working with children as a nanny in 2020 and hopes to work with children with special needs or a live-in nanny overseas in the future. She also would like to work in social services later in life. Jordyn’s goal is to help children have a better life.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, spending time and hanging out with friends.
Jezie, Child Care Educator
Jezie started with Mr. Cake’s in the fall of 2021 and has been a great addition to our team! She holds her Child Care Assistant certificate, also known as a Level 1. She started with our team in the Mini Pop’s room and now is one of the Yakety Yak room educators.
Jezie provides a fun and caring environment for all the children she works with. She provides creative activities for the children to learn and play and is engaged, and builds relationships with the children she works with.
Jayde, Child Care Educator
Jayde started with our daycare in March of 2022. She is a student at the University of Alberta studying Kinesiology and Education. Jayde would like to become a high school teacher once she completes her studies. Jayde holds her Level 1 Certificate, also known as the Child Care Certificate.
Jayde loves working with children because their joy and energy are infectious to those around them. She also wants to help children learn and grow into healthy and happy adults. Jayde believes it is important to create a safe and positive environment that facilitates kids’ exploration and challenges their full potential.
Jayde spends her spare time out at her cabin fishing, wake surfing, and hanging out with her dog Finley.
Rya, Child Care Educator
Rya started with Mr. Cake’s in the spring of 2022. She currently holds her Level 1 Certificate and would like to further her studies and receive her Level 2 and 3 Certifications.
Rya loves to work with kids, watching them learn and grow every day. Their passion and enthusiasm brighten her day. She enjoys learning from them and growing alongside them. Rya would love to provide opportunities for children to learn, create, explore and imagine.
Rya spends most of her spare time at the lake with family and friends during the summer. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog named Casper. Rya is excited for her future to one day have a family and children of her own, and to build her life. She also enjoys shopping and eating out at different restaurants.
Stephanie, Child Care Educator
Stephanie started with Mr. Cake’s in the spring of 2022 in our Munchkin’s room. She currently holds her Level 1 Certificate.
Stephanie has always loved children and knew that she wanted to work with small children, just as her mother and grandmother both did. She believes each child is unique and should be treated as such.
Stephanie has lived in Sherwood Park her whole life and spent a year living in Germany. She also learned to speak German while she lived there and is also fluent in French. She enjoys spending time with her cat named Abra. In her spare time, Stephanie also enjoys reading, playing video games, knitting and crocheting.
Andrea, Child Care Educator
Andrea started with Mr. Cake’s Daycare in the spring of 2022 and is working in our Little Rascal’s room with the toddlers. Andrea currently holds her Level 3 Certificate. She has always loved working with children and believes that they are truly mighty learners. Andrea enjoys helping them learn through the Reggio Emilia approach, which is learning through play; she was able to experience this firsthand through her travels to Italy.
Andrea is the eldest of four, and she has two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and music. Andrea’s other hobbies also include quilting and jewelry making.
Diana, Child Care Educator
Diana joined Mr. Cake’s family in July of 2022, working in Little Rascal’s room. She attained her Early Learning and Child Care Diploma at MacEwan University and holds her level 3 certificate.
Originally, Diana dreamed of being an engineer, which changed when she started high school. She found interest in being around children, learning, exploring, discovering beside them, and watching them grow.
Diana has four other siblings and two- and four-year-old nieces. She enjoys spending time with her nieces, doing their hair and being a positive role model and influence in their lives. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, going for walks, or relaxing at home. Diana has also found a new hobby in hiking and camping.
Joy C, Child Care Educator
Joy started with Mr. Cake’s Daycare working in the Smarties room, and now is one of the staff in our older toddler room the Yakety Yak’s. Her educational background is in Behavioural Science which she studied while in college. During this time, she tutored preschool aged children as part of her internship. She continued tutoring children for five years until she decided to join the corporate world; after a change in professions, she joined our team at Mr. Cake’s.
Joy is happily married with an eleven-year-old daughter and a one-year-old black Labrador. In her spare time, Joy enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her dog Buddy.
Joy V, Child Care Educator
Joy started with Mr. Cake’s in October of 2022 and has been a great addition to the Mr. Cake’s team. She works part-time in the Little Rascal’s room. Joy enjoys working with children because she loves children, and she wants to be involved in their milestones in life starting at an early age. Joy sees how magical it is for children to undergo different stages and milestones. She has been working with children for nine years; one year in Amsterdam, and eight in Canada.
Joy completed her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Institution Management. Her education has allowed her to provide healthy and nutritious food under her care. One of Joy’s goals is to take courses related to childcare to broaden her knowledge to provide the best care possible. She would like to share the knowledge and wisdom she gains to as many children as she can, to help them become successful and prepare them for any obstacles that they might encounter.
Her philosophy in relation to working with children is to let them explore to learn, and to help guide them.
Joy has two goldfish that cheer her up after a long day of work named Tig and Fin. She has had them for about six months. In her spare time, she enjoys watching action and comedy movies. She also enjoys going out with friends, going for a long drive, or spending time with each other.
Rubylyn is our wonderful in-house cook. She prepares nutritious and flavourful meals and snacks three times a day for the children in the care of our centre.
In 2002, while living in the Philippines, Rubylyn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, majoring in Management. After schooling, Rubylyn got married and had two children named Charles and Carl. She stayed home as a full-time mom for five years and then decided to work in a financial company as an administrative manager. In 2014, she immigrated to Canada with her family to give her children a better future. It was a big adjustment moving to a new country, adapting to change and new fields of work.
Rubylyn has worked in the childcare field for over 6 years. She believes each child is an individual, and as an educator, you must value and develop their strengths, interests, skills, and abilities to extend their learning.