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 safety 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.
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.
Alysha, Child Care Educator
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.
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.
Her background has involved working with the Boys and Girls club as a success coach in a junior high as well as in group care. Previous to working with Mr. Cake’s, Alysha worked in group care supporting at-risk youth for three years.
Alysha believes when working with children you must learn about their individual stories and meet them where they are at, in order to support their growth and meet their unique goals.
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.
Janneth, Child Care Educator
Janneth was born and grew up in Davad, a southern Philippines Island of Mindanao. While in the Philippines, she took a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. After graduating, she took a board exam and passed, giving her the opportunity to work in public school as an elementary teacher which she did for 11 years. In 2011, she and her family migrated to Canada.
Janneth has been working in childcare since 2011. In 2014, Janneth made a switch into the financial industry as a Life, Accident and Sickness Agent. However, she quickly realized that was not the field for her. This provided her with an opportunity to learn about herself and that working with children (little humans) is more fun. It is the only job for her that allows her to dance, sing and play while earning a living.
Janneth believes that babies are the happiest when they are in an atmosphere of gentle stimulation. Too much action can overwhelm them but too little can cause boredom and restlessness. As a staff, she is here for your children to serve as a main support and provide while parents are away.
Janneth is a mother to a 10-year-old who is currently in grade 6. Janneth says her daughter is her greatest accomplishment and the source of her endless happiness. Some of Janneth’s favourite pastimes are doing paper crafts, cooking, reading books and playing with her daughter.
Kaitlyn, Child Care Educator
Kaitlyn has worked with Mr. Cake’s daycare off and on since September of 2019 while balancing school, extracurricular activities and sports. She is currently working part-time in our youngest toddler room while pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences and a certificate at the University of Alberta.
Kaitlyn loves working with children because every child has something of value that you can learn from. She believes in the importance of getting to know the children personally and developing meaningful connections to help them become emotionally healthy and happy adults. Working with young children, Kaitlyn knows it is critical to be responsive and nurturing when interacting with them and also letting them take the lead through their play. This allows children to fully express themselves, develop a sense of purpose and identity, help them to figure out the world around them and make their own connections that staff can build upon by supporting and guiding them with open-ended questions.
Kaitlyn keeps active by taking her new Golden Doodle, Scarlett to the dog park and she loves to cook, workout and do yoga, crochet, play hockey and lacrosse and also volunteers her time teaching children how to play hockey and lacrosse. This past summer she has also participated in a self-guided humanitarian project focusing on women in sports. Her goal is to attend medical school and hopefully one day move to British Columbia to live by a body of water.
Mr. Cake’s Daycare is so fortunate to have such a great young remodel like Kaitlyn who has offered her time in the community in so many impactful ways. The children greatly benefit from her attentive nature and the energy she brings into the daycare.
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.
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.
Mr. Cake’s has a wonderful in-house chef, Chloe, who prepares the children fresh, nutritious meals three times a day that is both creative and well-balanced to contribute to the growth and healthy development of the children in our care. You can find Chloe delivering meals to each room with a smile and interacting with the children.
Chloe studied and graduated to become a Youth Pastor. Chloe loves children because they are full of life and have so much to offer our world. Chloe’s philosophy is that children are the next generation, so we need to treat them like world changers so they can do better for the future.
In Chloe’s spare time, she enjoys being in the outdoors, camping, hunting, and fishing with her husband; she also has a dog named June.